Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-27-2015, 08:12 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 264
Destructive critters

We are currently volunteering at Honeyman State Park on the Oregon coast, where one of the other volunteer hosts has recently had problems with chipmunks and squirrels chewing into the wiring in his motorhome and his toad. Art checked our car today, and when he raised the hood he found a squirrel nesting there. Any suggestions what we can do to discourage this behavior and to protect the wiring in our vehicles? I'll check with the park's maintenance staff tomorrow to find out what they do to protect the state vehicles, but I'd like several options. Can you help? Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Art, the Canadian and Bev, the Texan
Heidi, the spoiled 14-year-old tortie
BevRedmond is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In the shadow of the Canadian rockies
Posts: 169
Destructive critters

When we stayed on the Oregon coast around Waldport the state campground guy said to leave the hood up in our truck. We did and had no problems. My under the hood courtesy light goes out after a while so it was no problem. My neighbor had to take his bulb out as it never shut off.
__________________

__________________
doorfx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 10:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,552
Some volunteers put a work light under their hood and a string of rope lights under their vehicles. We've never had problems on our volunteering gigs. Good luck!
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 10:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
rgvtexan's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NE WA or S TX
Posts: 2,232
Mean CAT or a big snake. Fresh Cab may work, it does for mice. used cat litter in Bull Durham sacks.
__________________
04 Horizon QD, 12 Ford Flex, Excalibar, Brakemaster, Winter Texan, RVin! since 1974
Norm, Donna & Tinker Kat 74 MGB-GT, 75 MGB, 01 Z3
Life is a Timed Event, you only get One Go Around!
rgvtexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 12:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 264
Thanks for the suggestions, folks. As I write this, Art is on the way over to the park's garage to find out what they do about the state vehicles. We'll weigh the options and opinions, then go to work on it. As for cats and snakes...two lazy, senior cats (Heidi and Ginger) in residence who would hand the squirrels the keys and say, "Let's go for a ride." Snakes...well, I'll pass on that one!
__________________
Art, the Canadian and Bev, the Texan
Heidi, the spoiled 14-year-old tortie
BevRedmond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2015, 11:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 264
No help from the folks over at the shop. Will try lights per suggestions on this board. Thanks, all.
__________________
Art, the Canadian and Bev, the Texan
Heidi, the spoiled 14-year-old tortie
BevRedmond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2015, 11:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Chuck 1935's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shadow Hills,CA 91040
Posts: 3,020
Moth balls spread around the problem areas should do the trick !
__________________
NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
04 Itasca, Meridian 34H, 330 Cat/2003 CR V Toad
1933 Ford 3 Window,as seen in Bye Bye Birdie
Pvt. E1 Retired, Shadow Hills,Ca.
Chuck 1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2015, 01:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,787
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgvtexan View Post
Mean CAT or a big snake. Fresh Cab may work, it does for mice. used cat litter in Bull Durham sacks.
Actually.. That is a better idea than it sounds.. You do not actually NEED a big cat.. You need something that tells the little furrys that there is a BIG Meat Eating (Cats must eat meat) near.

And it turns out some places sell it.. A chemical mix that smells like cat urine (How cats say "This area belongs to me".

Alas.. I know not where to find it.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 12:09 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Chuck 1935's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shadow Hills,CA 91040
Posts: 3,020
Do I see a whole new cottage industry here !
USED CAT LITTER !
__________________
NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
04 Itasca, Meridian 34H, 330 Cat/2003 CR V Toad
1933 Ford 3 Window,as seen in Bye Bye Birdie
Pvt. E1 Retired, Shadow Hills,Ca.
Chuck 1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 12:12 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
rgvtexan's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NE WA or S TX
Posts: 2,232
Just send me a Big box of the little boxes "If it fits it ships" And I will fill them up for FREE!
__________________
04 Horizon QD, 12 Ford Flex, Excalibar, Brakemaster, Winter Texan, RVin! since 1974
Norm, Donna & Tinker Kat 74 MGB-GT, 75 MGB, 01 Z3
Life is a Timed Event, you only get One Go Around!
rgvtexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 08:16 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,492
Bobcat urine scent from hunting supply store maybe?
__________________
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 08:29 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bartlesville Oklahoma
Posts: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck 1935 View Post
Moth balls spread around the problem areas should do the trick !
^^^^^ worked for me for many years.
__________________
1996 Damon DayBreak 454 P37 Chassis
Lifemember is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 03:43 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 187
Have tried all of the suggestions over the years after truck, riding lawn mower shed and TT damage. Have about every kind of rodents but the worst are red squirrels by far. DW will not let me kill them, trapping and moving will work but others just move in. Moth balls don't work in my experience except for mice and leave a smell that's hard to get rid of. Fresh cab gets expensive and doesn't last long. The best results I have had (except for 22 rifle bird loads when wife is gone) is Critter Ridder get it at tractor supply, lasts for a couple weeks think its like pepper spray. Will dull paint but seems to repel the critters. Wish someone would come up with a better option.
__________________
Melvo
08 Trail-Lite 8230
2011 Silverado 1500
Melvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 01:09 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
530ktm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 1,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melvo View Post
Have tried all of the suggestions over the years after truck, riding lawn mower shed and TT damage. Have about every kind of rodents but the worst are red squirrels by far. DW will not let me kill them, trapping and moving will work but others just move in. Moth balls don't work in my experience except for mice and leave a smell that's hard to get rid of. Fresh cab gets expensive and doesn't last long. The best results I have had (except for 22 rifle bird loads when wife is gone) is Critter Ridder get it at tractor supply, lasts for a couple weeks think its like pepper spray. Will dull paint but seems to repel the critters. Wish someone would come up with a better option.
I have used the Critter Ridder and can never tell if it does any good or not. I have great success with my pellet gun though.
__________________

__________________
2014 Itasca Sunova 33C towing a Jeep JK Wrangler
530ktm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pack Rats frazierdee Class A Motorhome Discussions 26 02-06-2015 10:37 AM
Are old fashioned Camp Fires becoming thing of the past? Kro1957 iRV2.com General Discussion 280 04-06-2014 07:35 AM
How often do you check for critters? CWinLV iRV2.com General Discussion 8 03-17-2014 11:35 PM
Critters and wires... Hooligan MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 09-03-2013 10:16 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.