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Old 07-12-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Critter Guard for Sewer hole & Corner Protectors

All - I want to close up the space between the sewer hose as it exits the coach, and it's at storage place, and I am home, (2019 Ventana 3407) does anyone know the diameter of that hole, believe it's 4", but sure as I assume, well you know.

Also went looking for corner protectors (to protect my head/back while under the slides), and everything I'm finding is not large enough to really give the coverage and cushion to me, if I run into them. I got some pool noodles, and will shape them to fit the corners, but in a wind, and over time, they lose the holding power, so I am open to any suggestions which you may have run across or actively use. Had friend he ran into the corner of his slide, emergency and 15 stiches later, I don't want to ride that trail.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 07-12-2019, 04:05 PM   #2
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I found a soft rubber anti-fatigue floor mat on sale at Home Depot. I measured carefully on the wet bay floor, then cut a hole the size of the drain hose and another straight cut from the edge of the mat to the hole. It fits great and has kept varmints out for the last two years and also seals the bay during freezing weather. Cost about $10. Sorry, I don't remember the actual diameter, but on our hose it was about 3.5".
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:32 PM   #3
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We use an RV sewer sock! Google it. Works well and easy to use.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:41 PM   #4
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Bronze wool to fill the hole and make sure they can't pull it out. Usually the critters crawl up the slinky or power cord or water hose and have a spot where they can stand while they try to get in. Bronze wool is rough so they don't like it on their teeth and nose plus it doesn't rust.
You can buy on Amazon. The techs at Newmar told me that once a rodent gets into your electric or wet bay, they have full access to your coach. I pulled my washer out, which is in the bathroom area and found a big hole between the washer and the toilet (on the other side of the thin wall) where the pipes were run, maybe 3". So if a critter got into the wet bay they could crawl right up the pipe from black tank toward the toilet and through this big opening and had full access to my house. I sealed it up with mouse deterrent foam. Haven't seen one inside since. I paid to have Newmar look around my coach, steam/smoke the basement and seal any place that a rodent could get in - they bought the mouse deterrent foam that I had used after I showed then the can and sealed up a few places. They found that the main trough that the wires and cables run from front to back was unsealed at each end . During production, they cut openings into that trough to run wires from the trough out into the bays, giving rodents access to your basement. I was having problems with rodents and that explains why. I haven't seen any rodent activity since picking up the coach leaving Nappanee on June 21 and I stopped in a lot of places on my trip back home and also now being parked beside my house.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:06 PM   #5
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I use coarse stainless steel wool. It doesn't tarnish or corrode, and is nasty sharp. The "critters" don't mess with it for fear of losing a limb. And, I wear a pair of soft leather gloves when I mess with it.

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Originally Posted by Tranquil Jim View Post
I use coarse stainless steel wool. It doesn't tarnish or corrode, and is nasty sharp. The "critters" don't mess with it for fear of losing a limb. And, I wear a pair of soft leather gloves when I mess with it.

I agree, I used Real stainless steel wool,(don't use cheap steel wool) but the stainless steel on Amazon and does not rust. Just stuff it in the opening around the sewer hose and water hose, and I stick a piece in the opening for the elec cord. They cant get past it. Also using gloves is a good idea.

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