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Old 09-24-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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Mice!

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Recently we have evidence of mice in our 2016 274DBH. We completely stripped and cleaned the TT (a 6 hour job, now cleaner than when we picked it up from the dealer!), and I have taken it in to get mouse shield applied. This is an expensive option, but they do have a 5 year warranty with the application which is nice. Essentially, over the next 5 years if we see evidence of mice, I take it to the dealer and they clean it top to bottom (that's the warranty piece).

Although we now have the mouse shield applied, my question is, might anyone have any other suggestions on what we can place inside to deter the mice? In our previous TT we used the bounce sheets and never had a problem for the 7 years we owned it (old trailer and new trailer parked in the same spot). Naturally we started using the bounce sheets in the new TT, and basically, it appears as though the mice love the sheets as there were droppings actually on top of the sheets. Bounce sheets are now out.

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:25 AM   #2
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Mouse Shield..that's a new one on me...I only use what the professional exterminators use. Traps and poison. In my opinion all the rest is smoke and mirrors...They seem to work because there are no mice around...Just my opinion.
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Had our old popup stored inside our garage summer and winter for 12 years with NO mice infestation whatsoever. There were obviously mice in our garage which we used poison and traps for. We just made sure the camper was cleaned and that there was no source of food or water for them inside of the camper. We live in MN so every fall there is a ma rush for them to find homes to winter in.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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We have tried everything - dryer sheets, mothballs, starving cats (just kidding) and nothing worked. We bought a product called "Fresh Cab" rodent repellent at Tractor Supply. Since then, we have not found any evidence of mice in our tt. It smells quite pleasant and comes in small bags that you place around your tt. Apparently the mice do not like the smell. I even use it in my garage and basement. Now I have probably jinxed myself.

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We have tried everything - dryer sheets, mothballs, starving cats (just kidding) and nothing worked. We bought a product called "Fresh Cab" rodent repellent at Tractor Supply. Since then, we have not found any evidence of mice in our tt. It smells quite pleasant and comes in small bags that you place around your tt. Apparently the mice do not like the smell. I even use it in my garage and basement. Now I have probably jinxed myself.

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Thanks for the suggestion for "Fresh Cab", gonna check it out for sure. Just picked up the TT after having the mouse shield applied, fingers crossed! Again, kinda pricey, but do like the fact that it comes with the 5 year warranty. I have placed a link below for anyone who wants to check it out, some good info about it. Will let everyone know in about 3 weeks to see if we are still rodent free...

http://rvcare.ca/blog/is-rv-paint-an...tion-worth-it/

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Old 09-24-2016, 01:02 PM   #6
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Here's a recent thread on this issue.

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Thanks for the suggestion for "Fresh Cab", gonna check it out for sure. Just picked up the TT after having the mouse shield applied, fingers crossed! Again, kinda pricey, but do like the fact that it comes with the 5 year warranty. I have placed a link below for anyone who wants to check it out, some good info about it. Will let everyone know in about 3 weeks to see if we are still rodent free...

Is RV Paint and Fabric Protection Worth It? | RV Care

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i have used fresh cab in my RV and they chew the bags open. you must have the nice mice. LOL
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Never heard of mouse shield. It appears to be a vulcanized rubber undercoating. I am curious to see the results/effectiveness. What would you consider an expensive option? Do they charge by the foot of length?
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Picked up some Cab Fresh today at the local Tractor Supply. It does smell rather fresh and non rodenticidy....lol. We have never had a problem with the critters before but there is always a first time. We would just as soon hedge our bets.
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Get a bottle of essential oil of peppermint. Put 2 cotton balls in an old glass or coffee mug and put a few drops of oil on each cotton ball. Do not get oil on floors or cabinets. Put one or two mugs in the TT . Not only does it keep out mice, ants and spiders, but it makes the TT smell fresh. Be sure to use essential oil of peppermint not food grade peppermint. Please do not use poison. It not only kills the mice, but it will also kill the owls and hawks that prey on the poisoned mice.
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