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Old 04-22-2017, 05:11 AM   #1
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Hello,
I'm a newby and want to know how to prevent unwanted insects and pests.
With so many things touching the ground like sewer connections, electrical connections, water connections, cable connections that can lead pests and insects inside the RV like a straight highway. What are the best ways to keep these unwanted critters outside where they belong.
I've heard of "home defense", "peppermint oil", "moth balls", etc.
Also, when hooking up the Grey water/Black water connection should you put a dip in the hose to hold some water back to act like a trap? A smooth flowing hose seems like a good way for bugs to travel back up from the sites septic tank.
I leave the grey water open and the black water closed which I dump about every 2-weeks.
Any advice is welcome.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:33 AM   #2
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Me again,
Forgot to mention the tires touching the ground as well as the leveling jacks.
I haven't been in the roof yet where there are possible entrances from vents and AC units.
Like I mentioned I'm a newby and really love my 5th wheel. It's a 36ft blueridge 3025.
RV folks are some of the nicest people I ever met.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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Also, when hooking up the Grey water/Black water connection should you put a dip in the hose to hold some water back to act like a trap? A smooth flowing hose seems like a good way for bugs to travel back up from the sites septic tank.
I leave the grey water open and the black water closed which I dump about every 2-weeks.
Any advice is welcome.
A simple solution here is to simply close your grey water valves. I keep my closed and when I dump I open the black first. Then I open the grey to wash out anything that may have been left behind from the black.
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A simple solution here is to simply close your grey water valves. I keep my closed and when I dump I open the black first. Then I open the grey to wash out anything that may have been left behind from the black.
Thanks... Good solution if they are traveling inside the hose..
Appreciate it.
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I always keep both tank drains closed and open to completely drain when almost full. Best way to insure that everything flows out. Open black first as mentioned above. I would not worry about odors from dump tank on grey water as drains should all have traps of some type. I use essential oil of peppermint ( been using it for 10 yrs) and no mice or spiders. Put a few drops on a cotton ball or two in an old mug or glass. Food grade ( flavoring) peppermint will not work. Do not get peppermint oil on furniture or floor.
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