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Old 10-10-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
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Any Advice for keeping mice and other rodents out of a Travel Trailer during winter storage?
I'm a new woman to all of this, I'm looking to learn a whole lot. My travel trailer is a 26' Springdale Keystone 2006. I bought the trailer for a great price because it had monor hail damage. I'm happy to join this forum.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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Any Advice for keeping mice and other rodents out of a Travel Trailer during winter storage?
I'm a new woman to all of this, I'm looking to learn a whole lot. My travel trailer is a 26' Springdale Keystone 2006. I bought the trailer for a great price because it had monor hail damage. I'm happy to join this forum.
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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Welcome. My advice about keeping mice out is first, don't leave them anything to get in there after. no food, no bedding, etc. Secondly, be choosy where you park. A wet old barn and you can expect them. Third, seal all openings. It helps with someone on the outside shining a light while someone else looks for light on the inside. Seal with bronze wool and/or caulk.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:37 AM   #4
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Another tip I read about was use dry sheets in compartments to keep the critters out. They don't like the smell. Works for wasps too.

Also try and seal up any acces points usualy underneath around the pluming.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:20 AM   #5
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we use hartz flea collar pieces cut em up and lay them in areas the mice might try to enter

on a lighter note
thursday i bought a new chainsaw at hd.
put it and the cardboard box in the back of the truck
got to the rv, and slide it into the basement. geuss what ran out when i set it down....
about a dozen large roaches, i thought i killed em all but.....
we spent all day yesterday moving stuff spraying corners and vacumming real good, all becuase i missed one and he decided to say HOWDY to DW whilst she was getting a shirt from the closet
we have a zero bug allowed policy, we are to close to max wt. already no freeloaders allowed
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We have had good luck against chipmunks by sprinkling mothballs liberally on the ground underneath and dryer sheets in all drawers, behind couch and everywhere else. Mothballs if used in storage bays should be placed on paper plates or saucers so they can be found and removed easily and be prepared for the odor to linger a day or two after they are removed in the spring. Mothball odor sure beats the mess those little critters can leave behind.
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Just-in-case mice/rats/etc do get in your RV; be nice, leave them something to eat--mice/rat poison placed where they normally run, along walls, in closets and under cabinets.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
Just-in-case mice/rats/etc do get in your RV; be nice, leave them something to eat--mice/rat poison placed where they normally run, along walls, in closets and under cabinets. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And hope they find their water outside of the RV!
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