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Old 08-22-2015, 09:43 PM   #1
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I hate meeces to pieces

So the saga of my 1996 Itasca Sunrise continues. This time it started with a simple enough investigation of the rear A/C unit. When I took it on our first road trip last month I noticed that the rear A/C wasn't blowing much air and certainly wasn't blowing cold. And to make matters worse, every time you switched on the blower, it would rain styrofoam particles out of the rear A/C ducts. Just one more thing to add to the list to work on later.

Later started earlier this week when I pulled off the ceiling assembly and found the blower fan cage full of styrofoam particles. I also needed a new ceiling assembly because the louvers would snap off as soon as you touched them. The updated ceiling assembly arrived yesterday so I went to work on it early this morning.

I cleaned all of the styrofoam out of the blower fan and I found one obvious mouse hole but I didn't think it was enough for the amount of styrofoam that I found in the blower fan. I noticed the the front A/C vent channels went all the way to the rear A/C so I removed all the ceiling vents for the front A/C. With all the vents pulled I got out my cordless electric leaf blower, stuck the nozzle in the farthest hole from the rear and pulled the trigger. The amount of styrofoam and dirt particles and mouse crap that blew out at the rear A/C end of the vent channel was amazing! Apparently a small mouse village had been constructed in the ceiling styrofoam between two of the vent openings that included a super highway of mouse runs with on and off ramps.

Fortunately this only effected the last three vents so I used spray foam to block off this section of vent channel at both ends. With the damaged area isolated I don't have to worry about debris getting into the rear A/C blower again and showering our bed with styrofoam and mouse droppings.

I got the new updated ceiling assembly installed and when I switched on the rear A/C I couldn't believe how well it worked. It really moves some air and blows cold now. The loss of the rear three vents coming from the front A/C is minor and worth it to stop the mess the mice made. Thats it for now but I trust there's more to follow when I start repairing the head liner.

Take care,
John
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You didn't call Mr. Jinks?
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You got it!
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One irv2.com member designed a pet/child-proof mouse bait station for his RV and in their home. You'll need to run a search for his post with design. It was perhaps 6-8 months ago. I remember the design, but I would not presume to speak for him.
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One irv2.com member designed a pet/child-proof mouse bait station for his RV and in their home. You'll need to run a search for his post with design. It was perhaps 6-8 months ago. I remember the design, but I would not presume to speak for him.
Thanks Ray. I'll try to find it.
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Check out "5 gal mouse trap". On YouTube Works great and simple to build.


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Thanks Ray. I'll try to find it.
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Here it is, with pictures!
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Now that is a fantastic idea! I already have the bait so I'll make the trap this weekend.

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I too think it's a great invention. Be sure to visit T Gibsons post and pictures, then click the "Thanks" button at bottom right to acknowledge his contribution to the forum.
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