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Old 10-10-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Storage Question -

I'm in Michigan and am currently given a choice for winter storage:

1) Old horse stable: Dirt (fairly soft) floor. Other RVs crammed in there. No closing doors. Mice?

2) Outside in grass field: I have a full cover. This allows my solar charger to keep battery up. Mice?


Please give advice on which choice you'd pick.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:50 PM   #2
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Thatís a tough one. Covered is nice from a snow load standpoint. Our storage spot has about 8Ē on either side of the mirrors, but enough room to get in and out. Iíve never been a fan of parking on grass and would likely go dirt.
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unless you're going to be using your RV off and on during the winter and assuming the $ cost is the same I'd opt for the indoor storage. you can always remove the batteries and place them in your garage on a charger.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:53 AM   #4
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Iíd go with indoor. I would worry about sinking into the grass field.

Unfortunately, you should remove the batteries and install lots mice traps.
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Nether is ideal, but indoor is better for a number of reasons such as truly covered & less moisture in the ground. Still wouldn't be a bad idea to park the tires on vapor barriers of some sort.
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Park it inside and place shingles around the tires. Mice don't like walking on the rough surface of the shingles.
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Question Storage: Mouse traps -

Should the mouse traps be on the outside or inside?

I have a couple of mouse poison traps inside, but I really don't want mice chewing on wires in the bays or on the engine too.....

I like the big watery bucket with the re-settable traps, for outside, but that will soon freeze here.

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Should the mouse traps be on the outside or inside?

I have a couple of mouse poison traps inside, but I really don't want mice chewing on wires in the bays or on the engine too.....

I like the big watery bucket with the re-settable traps, for outside, but that will soon freeze here.

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I spread poison around and underneath especially by the tires and 6 snap traps on the inside. Also spread bounce drier sheets around in cabinets.
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I would park in the barn and get some mouse and rat hotels and place in the barn slightly away from your MH. Watch out using the poison because they will eat it and then crawl int the MH and die in there and leave a stench that might not come out. open circuit the batteries and remove them if you must.
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