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Old 08-19-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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Can squirrels damage roof?

We have our TT stored in our daughters yard and are planning on moving it to our yard soon. We have so many squirrels, possums and raccoons that visit our yard daily. They used to go from the trees, across the roof of our old shed and then to the trees in the back yard. Kind of like their highway. We took down the shed and the TT will be sitting right where the old shed was. I know they will use the top of the camper to cross the yard just like they did with the shed. I'm worried about their toenails making tiny holes in the membrane of the roof. Could that happen by them walking on it?
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:37 PM   #2
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anything is possible. i wouldn't want those critters running all over my roof . I don't even like birds sitting on the roof .
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:41 PM   #3
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While anything is possible as NorthStar said, it's really not likely that they'll damage anything. You're in more danger of the chewing they may do, and that's a very long shot.

We have tons of squirrels and quite honestly, we don't worry about them damaging the RV.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:42 PM   #4
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The membranes on the newer roofs are much thinner than even just a few years ago.
While they are tough, I don't think I'd want those animals running across the roof.
Just my opinion.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:54 PM   #5
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Yup....they love to chew on things. I have a hard plastic lawnmower shed and one chewed a hole completely through the plastic on the corner of the room. They have also chewed on an aluminum jon boat I have.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:37 PM   #6
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How would I keep them off or protect the roof?
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:50 PM   #7
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How would I keep them off or protect the roof?
if a pellet gun is out of the question , maybe a owl decoy.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:22 PM   #8
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if a pellet gun is out of the question , maybe a owl decoy.
A Navy Seabee buddy used a paintball gun until his wife noticed the paint splotches on the squirrels and busted him. Kept Hoover and Bissel out of the feeder though.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:27 PM   #9
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Ive got them, ( 2 ac. of oak trees ) and other critters too, Ive had an RVs in the yard for the pass 27yrs, never had a problem
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:25 PM   #10
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I don't know about a "roof" but earlier this year I tried to start my previously wonderful, great-running Tundra and it wouldn't run...I had to have it hauled 20 miles to the Toyota dealer who informed me that my truck was "a total loss"....squirrels had chewed seven wiring bundles in two, all around the engine. The dealer said that the engine would have to be removed to re-wire most everything under the hood. The USAA insurance investigator then came and told Toyota the patch the bundles together without removing the engine, which they did, but the damage was $8,000. I have put stockings full of moth balls under the hood and have trained my border collie to chase the little bastards, on sight. So far, so good.
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