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Old 12-06-2013, 02:56 AM   #3151
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We tried dryer sheets, once. The mice made nests in them. The only things I've found that worked were moth balls (but I'd confine those to the basement storage areas because of the smell) and this: Fresh Cab

The Fresh Cab has a pleasant smell and the year I used it is the only year we had zero signs of mice.
X2 on the Fresh Cab. This is my second year in using it and we have zero rodent infestation. I store my MH outdoors. If I were to use mothballs I too would only use them in the basement area. We bought a used Travel Trailer one time and we never could get past that smell of moth balls that the previous owners had used. They had permeated the entire trailer. I know someone who uses mint tea bags throughout their motorhome. Rodents don't like the smell of mint, so I hear. I purchased some mint extract at Walmart and put some on cotton balls and placed them in out of the way areas. When it comes to rodents, I believe in overkill!!
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #3152
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The dryer sheet deal is nothing but an urban myth. Research it on the internet, it's been debunked hundreds of times although I'm sure some will swear by it. My grandson had some pet mice in a cage and he was going to Disneyland so I watched them. Out of curiosity on the dryer sheet story I placed two at the end of the cage next to it to see if they would stay away. Next morning they were gone, they drug them through the bars and made a bed of them in their little box. True story and another debunk!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:42 AM   #3153
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We store our MH in a pole barn. It's protected from elements but not temperature, and mice like the comfort of the pole barn. I put a mothball (cake) holder thingy in the Generator compartment over the winter. I'm told mice like the comfort of that area. I also put mice pellets all around the MH. Go to you tube and search free mouse trap or reusable mice trap, beer can mouse trap, or some mouse trap combination. They show you how to make a mouse trap out of a 5 gallon bucket, hanger, soda (beer) can and some peanut butter. If you don't put water in the bucket it is more humane and you can let them go. To me that means invite them back. If you put water in the bucket, they swim for a while and then commit suicide. Most people have everything around the garage to make it for free. It was fun to make and it works. If you are really sadistic, buy a cheap video camera and watch how it works.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #3154
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Years ago, I used to catch 2-3 a year in the house. I would see a flash of something run across the room and set peanut butter in the traps Withing an hour I could hear them snap., Nothing like body count. Dog doesn't flinch and more, so I'm pretty sure they have moved on.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #3155
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #3156
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We traded in our travel trailer for a fifth wheel so I need to start buying stuff to fix it up.

today I bought a Bal FASTJACK Stabilizer for the fifth wheel pin and a Screen Door Cross Bar.




If I buy the stuff a little at a time by spring we'll have it ready to go camping
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #3157
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Today I bought a portable ice maker for the motorhome. Special deal at Home Depot, looks like the CW Dometic unit, it is branded "Magic Chef" and only cost $99.00. Limited offer check out buy online & pick up at store.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #3158
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Heard that brand before. Always thought of them as good, reliable band.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:10 AM   #3159
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Today I bought a portable ice maker for the motorhome. Special deal at Home Depot, looks like the CW Dometic unit, it is branded "Magic Chef" and only cost $99.00. Limited offer check out buy online & pick up at store.
Most of them are made by the same China Co., they just change the outside sheet metal a little. I had no luck at all with them so start using it around the house to be sure it is a good one before your return time expires.
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This is what I did for our motorhome. I will let it sit for about 3 weeks and then bring her home.
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Just ordered and received a Travel Soft water softener. It will soften about 2000 gals before recharging. Hope it works better than the smaller one we're presently using. The water in Southwestern AZ needs all the help it can get.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #3162
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A 26" Samsung to replace the one in the bedroom that I crunched when the lock didn't latch and I ran the big slide out. That slide has a lot of power and the poor TV didn't stand a chance!
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Just added a Nest protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. www.nest.com. This product is light years better than the old standard smoke detector. Try to cook bacon and the old one would sound off and generally I had to remove the battery to silence it. Nest protect you just wave at it and it does not go off. It speaks to you prior to sounding an alarm. I can also control it from my iPhone. A bit pricy but if it keeps the bacon from being burned because you are fooling with the smoke detector all is good. Amazing great design and execution just like their thermostat.
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