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Old 08-05-2016, 03:49 PM   #11
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Another time, when living in my rig on a job out in the desert, a rodent plundered insulation from my truck's firewall and made a nest in the air cleaner compartment.

My solution was stashing dryer sheets in various nooks and crannies in my engine compartment, which seemed to work well.


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Old 08-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #12
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What about spraying engine compartment with peppermint oil
Heard that repels rats, mice.

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Old 08-05-2016, 03:55 PM   #13
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The wiring insulation is no longer petroleum based. They are now vegetable based and the rodents enjoy nibbling on them. The last coach I had cost over $500. to repair the wiring that the little beasts did. I started using coyote urine that you can buy at Cabalas and other sports stores. It comes in a solid form in a little container that snaps onto the wiring in the motor cavity. Never had more problems with wiring. PS does not smell to humans but the rodents know its there.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by satdog01 View Post
Had a similar experience with dws suv. Squirrels ate through the wiring harness, cost $350 for part and found out the varmints were raiding the suet in the bird feeder near garage. Removed feeder and installed a squirrel away. They left for a while. Neighbor had similar incident where they shorted starter cables. Towing and all ran over $600. Nasty little pest, squirrel away from Amazon doing trick for now!
Sorry about the OP's rodent damage but I could not resist this.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:56 PM   #15
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Electrical damage- Rabbits or Rats?

I had the same issue with my ram. Parked on Friday and on Sunday had a bunch of errors and the driver side tail light was not working. I figured it was a porcupine they like chewing wires and are tall enough to reach the bottom of the truck.

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Old 08-05-2016, 10:14 PM   #16
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we have had squirresl that just set them selves up as if all our travel trailer and new truck were theirs. In the camper they stashed over 17 gallons of walnuts under the kitchen sink and cut the 110 lineto the refg, then next week they stashed 7 more gallons under the bathroom sink, so we got rid of that tt and found one with a better sealed under side but wait, they were not done with me yet. They went under the hood of my then 3 month old truck and ripped the liner on the under side of the hood. got that replaced and the following spring started on the hood liner agein. so now evety 3-4 weeks I spray animal b gon under my hood, seems to work.
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I had mice coming in through battery vent under steps, covered with wire mesh and no rodents since. I have irish spring soap in my cabinets, it seems to repel both squirrels and mice in my garden and so far has in the motor coach as well. Sorry for your troubles.

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