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Old 10-27-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Best way to keep mice out of camper. need help.

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Old 10-27-2016, 12:58 PM   #2
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Lock in a cranky alley cat.


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Old 10-27-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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Store your rig underwater.
Mice hate water.

Seriously... there is no BEST way.
There have been lots of discussions here recently on this very subject with about a zillion recommendations.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:22 PM   #4
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But we store ours at an RV storage facility in the country that is all limestone/gravel and have had no issues in 5 years. I do add Bounce sheets throughout as a further preventative issue. So far it has worked so I stick with it. We also do a thorough cleaning in the fall, leave no food items in it and remove all linens.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:32 PM   #5
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Remove all the food and spices, etc.
Clean it very well to remove any food residue or grease.
Remove the propane grill from the storage area.
Fill all holes on the underside of the RV that would allow a mouse to have an access point.
I use Fresh Cab packets that I get from Amazon and have had no problems. Some people say dryer sheets work as well but have never tried them.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:47 PM   #6
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Here's a couple recent threads on this topic.

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Old 10-27-2016, 09:10 PM   #7
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Keeping them out: pretty much impossible. If they want in, they'll get in.

Now, what you do after that is another story. I waged all out war on the mice last winter and bagged about 40 of those little suckers between my garage, my Jeep that's parked outside, and the camper. I just moved this around from spot to spot:

Works like a charm. No cranky cat required.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:27 PM   #8
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I have always used moth balls and have never had a problem with them inside the rig. But the above method sounds very satisfying lol.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:34 PM   #9
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any hole you can stick your finger in is a passageway.

Stuff that hole with steel wool. ie- furnace exhaust

I wonder just how many holes there are where rainwater/roadwater et al can get in.

I've creeped under my TT and couldn't find any areas that could be breached.
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I sprinkle black pepper under the kitchen sink and bathroom and around the camper. That works for us.

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