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Old 10-17-2016, 05:09 AM   #1
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Charcoal & Dryer sheets

I've read where people, when winterizing, use charcoal and dryer sheets. Being a newbie and going to winterize our 22RR today, what is purpose of using charcoal and dryer sheets?
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:32 AM   #2
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I've read where people, when winterizing, use charcoal and dryer sheets. Being a newbie and going to winterize our 22RR today, what is purpose of using charcoal and dryer sheets?
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I've heard bowls of moth balls to keep the critters out, but hadn't heard about the charcoal & dryer sheets. I'll keep watching this thread for responses from those who know.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:52 AM   #3
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I know back in the day people would use cloth bags filled with charcoal to hang in their basement to adsorb the moisture out of the air. Kind of like damp-rid you buy at Wal-mart. Haven't heard of dryer sheets though. It may be to kill any musty smells.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:29 AM   #4
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Mice do not like dryer sheets. We place dryer sheets throughout our tt and never have a problem with mice. The charcoal absorbs moisture but we've never used them here.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:54 AM   #5
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Mice do not like dryer sheets. We place dryer sheets throughout our tt and never have a problem with mice. The charcoal absorbs moisture but we've never used them here.

I'll give this a try. We have chipmunks at the campground - probably mice too I assume. Getting ready to close it up for the winter, although we'll be able to get in during the winter months to check on it.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:59 AM   #6
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bounce dryer sheets keep the mice away. Place one sheet in each drawer under and on mattresses. Place one anywhere you might think a mouse could get in.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:07 AM   #7
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Yes the bounce dryer sheet keep mice and other critters out, however, use them responsible or they will get rid of you as well, they are very strong, but you will have a nice smelling RV come spring
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I put the Bounce sheets in the outside compartments as well...they supposedly don't like the smell so my thought is if they are in outside compartments that aids in repelling them....yes the trailer smells pretty in the spring, but it airs out pretty quickly.
I have heard of people also using bar soap shavings, but that seems much messier and a hassle....easier to just lay sheets all around the perimeter, on the bed, on the couch and in cupboards.
It has worked for us for the last few years, so I just keep doing it.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:26 PM   #9
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This is great information. I have only used them in the fridge outside access panel.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:31 PM   #10
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We place half a dozen charcoal briquettes in a container in the fridge and freezer. They absorb any moisture so no mildew. Have had the door closed accidentally in the past without the charcoal and had to clean out the mildew, since using the coals there have been no problems.
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