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Old 06-08-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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It may be the great white north thing but the mine used the Bounce drier sheets as nest material while MH was in storage. I use oil of wintergeen and moth balls to try and keep mice out. Crush the moth balls and spread around the tires ( the mice climb up tires to get to frame and find entry points)Oil of wintergeen though out interior ( smells good ) to repel mice ( they hate it!!!)
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:52 PM   #12
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We use Freshcab in all of the non-food storage areas. We have mice in our area as our property is rural amd we have never had an issue. You replace them every six months (midwest). We spray foam underneath to ensure they can't get in. We cut the grass really short all the way around as well. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:58 PM   #13
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Never heard of "Freshcab" what is it?
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:18 PM   #14
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Peppermint oil

We started using cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil a couple of years ago and have not had mice in our RV since. We place 4-6 cotton balls in an open sandwich baggie and pour in some oil. Put the baggies in places that you have seen evidence of mice. We buy the peppermint oil from Amazon.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:38 PM   #15
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For your landing gear, couldn't you use the disposable tinfoil pie plates cut to fight tightly around the legs? I'd use that also for the fresh water hose and the power chord.

I've never used it, but Mouse Magic is an option.

You could also use steel wool pads stuffed into any cracks, since they won't chew metal.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #16
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Here is a link to Amazon but Fleet Farm, Tractor Supply, Walmart sell it. It is all natural, makes your RV smell great. It was recommended by the RV dealer and gets very good reviews. We know we have mice, our dog has caught them. What we don't have is any in our RV! Good luck
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:07 PM   #17
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I haven't had mice in the RV, thank goodness, but did have one in my van, caught it on a sticky trap and then found the nest, ewwww... SO I'm adding different suggestions from here to the inside of the van and hopefully it will keep them out. Thanks everyone...
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:27 AM   #18
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Thanks for all of the feedback. I have deployed a few of the ideas. No signs of any mice since the initial incident - have been checking regularly. No signs of any snakes either thank goodness!

Keeping my fingers crossed!
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I use a multi step approach to mouse control.

1. I have a fake owl perched on a pole on the trailer tongue.

2. A mouse can only enter a trailer via something that touching/very near the ground. That narrows the entry points down. For the tongue jack, I use a spin trap on top of the hitch. For the wheels, I place a coffee can between the wheels with a small hole cut into the lid placed towards the inside of the trailer. Inside of the can are some rocks to weigh it down, and a D-Con bait pack. For the umbilical cord, I place a sticky trap around the cord near up near where it hooks to the camper.

3. Inside of the camper, I have a couple of peanut butter laced snap traps.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #20
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I use a multi step approach to mouse control.

1. I have a fake owl perched on a pole on the trailer tongue.

2. A mouse can only enter a trailer via something that touching/very near the ground. That narrows the entry points down. For the tongue jack, I use a spin trap on top of the hitch. For the wheels, I place a coffee can between the wheels with a small hole cut into the lid placed towards the inside of the trailer. Inside of the can are some rocks to weigh it down, and a D-Con bait pack. For the umbilical cord, I place a sticky trap around the cord near up near where it hooks to the camper.

3. Inside of the camper, I have a couple of peanut butter laced snap traps.
Ya know, I was in Lowes yesterday and joked to the wife that we should get one of those fake owls to put in the RV to scare the mice! I have one at home on patio so maybe I'll take it (it's a bigger one, so might opt to get the smaller one from Lowes).

I'll be sure to put some stuff on tires and jacks as well - great advice!
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