Originally Posted by WeRCreekers
I was out doing some stuff on the camper the other day and noticed something that has me concerned. I had the door to the Level-up System open and noticed that there is an opening around the front left strut that comes into the front storage compartment. Now it has probably been that way from the start and this is the first time I noticed it and became concerned. It's obvious that critters could get into the front storage area. I'm thinking mice, squirrel-sized critters, or maybe snakes. Could they then get into the camper? I looked around in the compartment and didn't notice any openings but now I'm wondering. Is this opening around the strut common? Anyone ever have any critter problems caused by this?
Yes we noticed the same thing and to our surprise birds were trying to make a nest. Forest River is very ignorant about these types of issues when designing the unit. We have other concerns as well such as the microwave vent which is not screened and a good place for bees. We did however use non-expanding foam to fill the void around the jacks in the front and it sealed off the area to keep out varmint's.