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Old 04-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #21
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If I were a mouse, I'd want to get in our warmer than outside and cozy RVs during the winter too. We block all the entry points, remove all food and do a good cleaning like all of you guys.

Something I have not heard, we remove all dish clothes that have any food smell in them. As well, we remove linens and soap cause mice have nibbled on our soap in the past.

Then, sorry "PETA", I put rodent bait (rat/mouse poison) in multiple places inside and outside the FW in the shed. BE VERY CAREFUL TO PLACE WHERE PETS CAN'T GET TO IT. We also place the old standard mouse traps everywhere. I use the weather proof type that will not mold from Tractor Supply. Tomcat® All-Weather Bait Chunx, 4 lb. Pail of 1 oz. Chunx - Tractor Supply Co.

If all else fails, I find a big ole black snake and turn him loose in the FW. JUST KIDDING! We did gave a black snake get in an old worn out and holey 1972 Winnebago one time looking for an easy meal in the early spring. As you can imagine my wife made me tear the RV apart before she would go in it.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:50 AM   #22
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Thank you everyone for your replies and cures for mice getting into my 5er I think the cab fresh sounds like a good product to try but the only retailer listed on the web site is in Dawson creek BC and I am in Richmond BC. Will try emailing them. We are in the Desert near Palm Springs at this time and have limited internet connection.

On another note I have found that the electric heater for my hot water is not working. It worked fine before storage for winter and now down here in the desert it is not working. I have made sure there was water coming thru at all the hot and cold taps in the rv and bled water off at the relief valve on the tank to make sure no air was in the tank before turning the electric on. Dose anyone have any suggestions? It is a Suburban 6 gal water heater in my 8289ws Rockwood.

Thanks Gary

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Old 04-03-2014, 05:13 PM   #23
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Honestly, I think it has to do with how bad the little buggers want in!!
Used 340 bounce sheets a few years ago- used some as a nest!! Tonnes of mouse turds!!
Tried a mouse deterrent out of Saskatchewan- little green boxes- didn't work either!!
Every year we scrub the trailer top to bottom with Lysol cleaner and leave nothing in it- this is also a trailer we never cook in!!
I sealed all possible cracks and holes with spray foam in and out and steel wool everywhere that couldn't be sealed- no success!
Only thing that ever worked was moving the trailer from where it was stored to our driveway before the snow went away!!
I feel your mousey pain brother!! Dread the de-pooping every spring!!

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