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Old 05-16-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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We have a 2017 Forester 2861DS and discovered we have some VERY unwanted squirrels. We cannot find how they got in, or how to make sure they're all out, or how to keep them from coming again....help!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:43 PM   #2
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Do whatever you can to get rid of them. Squirrels will wreck havoc with a RV. They are a rodent and any opening they can get their head in the body will follow. If the hole is big enough they can get their jaw in they will chew on it to enlarge the hole.

Had a neighbor that squirrels got into their 5wheel and wrecked it, insurance got him another one.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
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We have a 2017 Forester 2861DS and discovered we have some VERY unwanted squirrels. We cannot find how they got in, or how to make sure they're all out, or how to keep them from coming again....help!!


I also have a 2861 and found squirrel damage today. They entered through a hole under a panel right behind the water pump and filtration system. The panel forms s Chase that connects to the waste valve compartment. I just posted pictures on a thread I started this afternoon. It the photo of the completely round hole.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:51 PM   #4
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See my posts in this thread... I have squirrels!
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:33 AM   #5
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Get underneath and look for any hole big enough for a little finger and stuff it with stainless steel or copper wire and caulking or tape to hold it in. search all compartments for smallest hole and block. The only war to beat these critters is to keep them out!...I thought that I had my TT critter proofed byt missed one spot and that cost me a fresh water tank!....here is a picture....
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:59 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. Squirrel is a nice way of saying rat with fur. I would pull all panels and check for damage to the duct work and wiring. Then use brass wool to plug holes that can't be sealed. There are many good ideas on the site try the search function at the upper right
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Unlike rats, they are VERY good slow fried or with dumplings.

However........https://www.homedepot.com/p/Havahart...FViIaQods48Iew
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