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Old 10-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Mouseproofing New 2306

I know this subject has been beaten to death a few times but i thought I'd add another twist to it. My previous trailer was a Jayco and it took me two years to get it mouseproofed. I purchased my 2306 this year and it seems much "tighter" with less entrance points. I purchased screens for the furnace and fridge vents and crawled under it and sprayed the expanding foam where where it seemed needed but want to make sure I covered all of the bases.

Has anyone else found any other entry points that I should be considering. I know mice can enter any little spaces they can squeeze their heads in but I want to do my best to prevent them from getting in. The boss gets very upset and insists on washing all dishes, silverware linens etc, if there is any sign of mice droppings anywhere in the trailer and doesn't want to put anything in the drawers or cabinets afterwards if there were any signs of mice. I want to avoid this, so let me know if I have missed something. I cover it over the winter so can they get in through vent tubes, the AC unit or fridge vent on the roof? Anything else I should be thinking about?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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On my last 2 campers I also cut some window screen and caulked it to fit around where the slide ram goes into the frame. Just trying to discourage them as much as possible.
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I've heard that concentrated liquid peppermint soaked on pads placed in the RV will discourage them. My parents use that and I think it works or at least they haven’t told me it hasn’t. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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We too have a 2306 and just got finished packing it up for the winter. Installed screens and covered it. I'm also concerned now about the a/c now that you talked about it. It's stored in an opened storage lot. Not near grass, woods ect.. hope this helps a little. But now I will have to check under it and look for the cracks.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Going to try the peppermint too.... at least it will smell nice
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Does putting steel wool around holes where the pipes come into trailer help? Will it rust or cause any problems?
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They sell copper wool or copper mesh that can be used in place of steel wool but does not rust
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #8
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Our stick house is on a 90 acre farm in the hills of TN and since the cat died, the mice were a big problem. We bought some of those electric repellent things and put them around in different rooms and it seems to have been very effective.

So, after dealing with mice in the camper all last year...setting traps, dryer sheets, etc. we went to Lowe's and bought a few more of the plug in things. It does mean that we have to keep the RV plugged in to electric, but so far...no mice and it's been cold and wet several days this year.
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