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Old 11-23-2016, 04:56 AM   #1
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Squirrel caused engine ck light

A friend of mine just happened to be at Lazy Days campground in Tampa when he got a check engine light. After some investigation it was determined that a wiring harness had been damaged by a squirrel which of course is not covered by warranty.

$400 later and he's on his way. That got me to thinking, has anyone come up with a way to eliminate squirrels in the engine compartment? He has a Tiffin gasser and he thinks the squirrels did the damage while his MH was parked at his home, not the campground.

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Old 11-23-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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I used rat poison after twice having damage to my truck- they built a nest under the intake manifold, cleaned that out and dumped poison all around. No more trouble

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Old 11-23-2016, 12:18 PM   #3
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I have been a fan of dryer sheets to keep rodents out of my hot rod when in storage. Some say it does not work but I have had 0 issues in 5 years of stuffing them in every nook and cranny.
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Problem with poison is another animal like a dog could eat the carcass and then die... traps work well
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:14 PM   #5
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Tried the dryer sheets, the rats tore them up to make nests. Next tried coyote urine product, worked great.

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