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Old 05-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Docking Station Port Hole

Getting the Silverback 35QB4 ready for its first trip next weekend (well, first camping trip - I have a new respect for long haul truck drivers after hauling a## for 3200 miles (5200 kilometres) last week from Iowa back to Alberta in 72 hours...but I digress!

My question is this - what innovations/solutions have you guys and gals come up with to prevent rodents/other undesirables from entering into the docking station when parked at a campsite i.e.. what have you designed to block the port hole through which your water and cable lines come into the docking station?

If you could kindly share your ideas/designs, it would be greatly appreciated so that I do not have to redesign the wheel!

Thanks all in advance!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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mint x garbage bag stuffed into the hole
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Steel Wool wedged around the water hose. I've only had our Silverback for a month so I can't guarantee this works.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Docking Station Port Hole

I like the steel wool idea, but where the heck
do you find a piece large enough?
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I use a plastic lid, with a hole in the center and a slit. That way you can slide it around your water line, and push it into the port hole diameter. ( lid from chocolate milk mix )
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If you can find a big enough wachy noodle in diameter, that would also work..........
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Great ideas

I like both of those! Thanks.
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You can get steel wool at most hardware stores, but I like the idea of the swim noodle also. I already have swim noodles on the corners of the bedroom slideout to prevent major head knocking.
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Have to remember to go out to the pool house this afternoon and cut me a couple of inches off a noodle. I know we have one of the larger ones, because grandma and grandpa are not skinny people.
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Instead of steel wool, which can rust, I use a couple pieces of copper wool. Found it in the kitchen aisle at grocery store by the sponges.
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