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Old 11-15-2014, 02:35 AM   #11
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We cleared Everything etc out of our RPod in anticipation of trading it in 2015. Do we still have to be concerned about mice?

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Old 11-15-2014, 06:55 AM   #12
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I certainly would take no chances and do whatever is neccessary to avoid any unwanted visitors. Just think if you decide to not bother and in spring something is chewed up....Did you leave the matresses in.... if so it's a good hidding place for these creatures......
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #13
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Put some traps in to get the ones that are getting in don't use poison because they die and stink up your unit. they usually come in at the bottom corner of the slide. I used moth balls all around under the trailer one year and had no problems, they keep all critters out from under it. Once the snows on the ground they hibernate someplace else.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:10 PM   #14
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I finally found out our mice were coming in thru the slide rails. the give away for me was when I found acorns in the rails. I stopped it with some steel wool in the open and closed spots. I haven't found any evidence since.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:25 PM   #15
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Amen to that; I have since found similar, although the actual rails were tight on ends, i did find some holes in the frame near the slide rail penetration that i had missed before. I have since filled those. Now also i found where mice were coming into the trailer box from the underfloor thru plumbing chase in the cabinet where pump is located. Factory had done nothing to seal this floor penetration. Plenty of room for mice and rats to enter there. Now filled with thick foam sealer, steel wool if you like. If the factory will not close up frame penetrations, vermin have a good place to camp out in the subfloor, and subsequently find a way through the floor. Should be a standard, yet inexpensive construction process. Do you hear me FR....
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:01 PM   #16
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Just ordered the Fresh Cab!! Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:12 PM   #17
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I like to use Sticky Pads as well. Locate them near the obvious places. Corners, along the walls where they might travel and near suspected places where they are getting in your unit.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:48 AM   #18
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I Can't help it I must state the obvious. Be sure you close the cover down over your electric cord or they will crawl up the cord and into your rig.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:35 AM   #19
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1.) under the fridge in the o/s kitchen - remove fridge and shelf it sits on. There will be a plumbing and electrical 4" hole to the underside to fill

2.) under the inside fridge- remove converter and inspect. Oversized hole for gas / electric

3.) beside furnace - remove grill in front of furnace. Ours had a hole needing filled

4.) factory sub woofer in entertainment centre. electrical cables in an oversized hole again

5.) under bathtub - remove plumbing access and look under the tub. Ours had a hole to beneath under the tub drain trap

6.) fill all the holes and gaps beneath the trailer in the frame and slider rails. There were lots of holes to fill from the factory for wiring etc to pass through that were not used on our model.

I posted a few pics in a previous post. We have the 8311ss which I believe is the same as yours


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Old 03-01-2015, 04:20 PM   #20
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Rather than steel wool, try bronze wool. Won't rust and lasts forever. Find it on Amazon or at a boat supply store, West Marine is one place.
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