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Old 11-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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storing rv in or outside

put dryer sheets all over got mouse in. was storing in side.know trying out do you's cover or not any info would be helpfull.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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If you have all good sealants and no leaks store outside, its there when your camping.
If you have cleaned and wax no need of extra work and adding a cover.
As for mice use the old wire spring mouse traps in different locations compartments, behind fridge vent, they will work the best with peanut butter, caught 12 one winter.
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Are you asking if it should be covered when stored outside? Covering it won't change the mouse situation one ay or the other - they get in from underneath.

Covers are really debatable. They do protect the finish some, but they can also cause where to to wind-induced rubbing and they make it difficult to get in for inspection. They can also trap moisture inside. I would be inclined to not cover.
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irish spring soap bars seem to repel mice, spiders, and such. i use decon mouse bait too just in case.
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thanks for info.put mouse traps in and check on them often.i c soom people put covers on there air con.rest of year it will be out side then fl in feb.
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irish spring soap bars seem to repel mice, spiders, and such. i use decon mouse bait too just in case.
We recently had a little varmit who got in thru the screen door (ate a hole thru). Both bars of Irish Spring were 1/4 eaten?
Mouse bait!! Then they crawl somewhere and die!! Not in our MH....
Old fashion spring trap got him.
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Last winter we had to store outside. I put a cover on the RV and used that stretch film near the bottom to keep the cover from flapping too much. There are zippered panels in the cover that allowed us to get into the MH and run the genny every week without cutting the film off. The lot is gravel so I parked tires on some pieces of plywood. I also pumped the water system full of pink stuff.

I didn't use any rodent control since there is a good population of ferel cats in the area and I've never seen a mouse or had a problem. This little cat colony has been there for several years and must be doing a good job of mouse control since we had no rodent troubles.
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now after a mounth out side i c black streaks some snow & ice.doing some research to c if can put car port in yard just to keep weather off.
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We keep ours in outdoor covered storage. Only the back is directly exposed to the weather. RV's next to us offer some protection and the roof is within 3 feet of the top of the RV. We have had a few marker light lenses broken from hail but otherwise it is perfect.
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irish spring soap bars seem to repel mice, spiders, and such. i use decon mouse bait too just in case.
There is only one smell worse than mouse poop and urine and that is the smell of their decomposing bodies hidden in a wall or in a vent or somewhere unreachable where they crawled to die after eating decon. Don't use decon.
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There is only one smell worse than mouse poop and urine and that is the smell of their decomposing bodies hidden in a wall or in a vent or somewhere unreachable where they crawled to die after eating decon. Don't use decon.

I'll second that.
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For the life of me I can't remember the name of this stuff but the feedstore used to sell it. It looked just like shelled corn but was sprayed with a chemical. When a mouse ate it, it was supposed to absorb water making the mouse go on a hunt for water. If you made sure there wasn't a source, the mouse would go outside looking for water. The claim was even if they found a drink, it wouldn't be enough to stop them from dying of dehydration. I remember the guy at the feedstore munching on a few kernels just to prove it was safe around people and pets.

I have used a product in the past called Rampage which worked good. It was packaged in small packets you could throw around. I think it might work the same way, death by dehydration but I don't think it was pet safe.
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going to try it in the shed at the farm again . they tell me now that since it turn cold shouldn't have prop. bought lots of traps puting on shed floor under mh.but next spring will be under somthing in yard.
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