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Old 09-29-2015, 07:56 PM   #11
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You are all right covers are expensive and with all the issues it makes one wonder if they are worth the trouble. The RV dealer here in Kelowna said they only sold 3 over the years and all 3 were returned. They rubbed on the units and worn the corners of the roof and trim.
I looked at one for our Sunseeker but after all that best to wax and keep the outside clean.


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Old 09-29-2015, 08:36 PM   #12
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Never saw mothballs work. Mice used the box to help make their nest in my last HTT. Dryer sheets don't work either. Peppermint oil works. But you have to keep refreshing it throughout the winter. Cat worked the best, but got eaten by a Fisher Cat. This winter will try the bucket trap.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:30 AM   #13
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We covered our TT for years,,, had no trouble with Mice,,, but the last year we used it some Critter ??? climbed it and eat very large holes in it !!! I sprayed it with Critter Repellent,,, and they seamed to go away !!! We live in the country,,, so do not know what it was ???
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:53 PM   #14
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After checking the cost of covers (wow) this was our solution. I do not think it would work out in snow country, but for sun protection it is working out very well. Since these photos were taken we have added shade cloth (mesh tarps) to the east and west ends. For longer TTs there should be no problems with placing two covers end to end. This also allows us to access the TT and storage compartments.

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Old 10-01-2015, 06:02 AM   #15
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After checking the cost of covers (wow) this was our solution. I do not think it would work out in snow country, but for sun protection it is working out very well. Since these photos were taken we have added shade cloth (mesh tarps) to the east and west ends. For longer TTs there should be no problems with placing two covers end to end. This also allows us to access the TT and storage compartments.

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Old 10-01-2015, 06:05 PM   #16
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I get pics when clicking the link. Anyone else having issues?
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:05 PM   #17
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I had a mouse family come through from the back of the reefer. I now cover the side vent grille with saran wrap and vinyl electrical tape for storage. No more mousie poop!
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:54 AM   #18
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I had a mouse family come through from the back of the reefer. I now cover the side vent grille with saran wrap and vinyl electrical tape for storage. No more mousie poop!
I am surprised that Saran Wrap would keep Mice out !!!

Hey Bluepill,,, I hear you cost about $25 - $35 each now a days !!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:15 PM   #19
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My trusted local RV service shop strongly discouraged me from buying a cover when we got our previous trailer, as they claim they had seen covers wear thru the roof membrane on the top corners when subjected to strong winds ... so we didn't get one.

However, one thing I do when we first get any trailer is to go thru the trailer top to bottom with a few cans of expanding insulating foam, and fill in and seal up any gaps or holes around wiring and plumbing left open from the factory.
So far we haven't seen signs of critters in any of our trailers when stored in a barn or out in a field over the winters.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:20 AM   #20
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I have covered mine from day one and park it next to my garage on 2x10's for the winter. The first year I had the camper I took Great stuff insulating foam and plugged every possible hole under the camper that the mice can get in and to date never had a mouse in the camper over the winter and the camper is spotless in the spring when I take the cover off.
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