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Old 01-13-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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Rats!!!

Is there any sure way to keep rodents out of our RVs?

So,thought we were going to the lake for a few days this afternoon but no. I pull out of the driveway,stop in our street and hook up the toad. Strong smell of gasoline which I find pouring out under the motor. RV shop sends a mechanic out and discovers the return fuel line has been chewed thru. Maybe it gets replaced tomorrow at who knows what expense maybe not.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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Oh no! That is terrible!
There are as many anti-rodent charms floating about as there are RVers to tell you about them. All seem to work to one degree or another and all are based on the critters aversion to certain smells (except the electronic ones which probably play ultra-sonic heavy metal or rap music chasing anything with a brain away :-))
I have used moth balls under my rig and sprinkled about liberally. It seems to keep the buggers away but it also will waft up into the unit over time so you'll spend a few days airing out. Good luck and sorry that you had that problem.
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Rope lights. :thumbup:
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I have bought so many poisons, electronic sonic wave gadgets, traps, smells, you name it. Do we have rodents. NO. Can I tell you which one of these "better mousetraps" worked so well? NO.

That is because I got them all at about the same time so now I have to maintain the arsenal not knowing which "smart bomb" is working and which one I could do without.

Misery loves company so my advice to you is to buy every concoction of rodent repellent you can possibly find so that I don't feel like the only idiot on the RV anti-rodent planet.

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I have found for the last form of defense use pitch paks. They almost always come out in the open to die looking for water. Throw them inside and outside the rig, use plenty and change brands every year. It has worked on RVs, boats, farm machinery and buildings for 30 years.
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Rope lights.
They won't cross em! White lites are better than colored.
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Do you keep the rope lights turned on 24/7/365? If so,how big an increase to your power bill?
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I use this from Amazon $9.95 works great. I put a chunk of it in some 3-4" pvc sections scattered underneath front and back of the coach. I guess they like the security of eating in a tunnel before they break into the coach. The pvc just allows small critters to get to it.
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I use this from Amazon $9.95 works great. I put a chunk of it in some 3-4" pvc sections scattered underneath front and back of the coach. I guess they like the security of eating in a tunnel before they break into the coach. The pvc just allows small critters to get to it.
Great idea! Light weight and could even put rubber or screw on end caps on it for travel. Do you have the patent...
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No patent but I've finally get to keep all the wiring and vacuum hoses that came with the coach.
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No patent but I've finally get to keep all the wiring and vacuum hoses that came with the coach.
Bonus!
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Moth balls around the wheels outside and sticky traps inside(4) have worked for me!
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I use large quantities of baits in the area around the MH and inside use glue trap plus snap traps.
So far the outside baits have been consumed and nothing has got inside the MH - which is good because glue traps really should be banned, but ...
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Well,I put snap traps inside and out plus 4 baits ubdr each corner. We'll see.
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