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Old 11-09-2019, 07:47 AM   #16541
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My ex-wifeís cooking. Seriously.
Iím willing to bet she didnít see you type that in!
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:55 AM   #16542
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Off topic, but everyone is prepping for the winter and I'm curious of the best pest deterrent? I'm reading moth balls, fabric softener, peppermint, etc
We had a mouse (or mice) get into our camper over the summer. We never keep food in the camper, but we donít necessarily do anything else to try to keep mice out during the summer. They didnít do much damage, just chewed some towels, but they were there.

The mouse freaked my wife out. So, first thing I did was try to find all the cracks and crevices where they might have entered from and seal them using low expansion spray foam.

In the winter, weíve used moth balls in the camper. Some claim they work, some claim they donít. This year, we bought Fresh Cab at tractor supply and put it throughout the camper.

We also bought a 1 gallon spray at Home Depot you spray around the perimeter of the trailer. Itís active ingredient is peppermint oil. Itís supposed to keep mice out of a house, hope it works on the trailer!
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:15 AM   #16543
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the big part of it is running a cord "POWER SOURSE" to the frig.
this way i can run my frog off my windy nation 1500 watt inverter
i read a long time ago running propane frig wile in transit is a no no
There are places such as tunnels and others where running the frig on propane is prohibited. That is another can of worms about whether to run frig on propane or not. I have always traveled with ours on propane without any problems in several different campers. Just my thoughts and I know others have diffetent opinions on the subject. Anyway, back to the scheduled programming errr thread topic.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:58 AM   #16544
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Winterized our 5th wheel. But hoping to start back camping earlier next year.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:29 AM   #16545
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Just took it to the storage site and put it to bed. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-09-2019, 11:43 AM   #16546
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we just spread peppermint all over the in side i love to make messes
we have a Organic patch hugggg .
so i harvest it just for that and tee ...

i take all the draws out flip them over i love nothing in it
pick up mattress take cushions out

I built a Pad For the RV " Qusaint hut." then i lay a huge Tarp down 16X 30 on top of the stone ....in it .

we transplanted peper-mint around the RV quonset garage grows wild ...
i would highly recommend building some sort of a pad for you RV it help's
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:45 PM   #16547
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My TT is parked on my asphalt driveway; I'll pick up mothballs and spray at HD and coat the perimeter. Thanks for the tips
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:19 AM   #16548
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Iím willing to bet she didnít see you type that in!
She didnít see me typing it. Sheís my ex-wife. I havenít seen her since the divorce hearing in 2000. But Iím serious when I say it keeps pests away. The dog wouldnít eat her lasagna. And her cooking was the best part of being married to her.
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:25 PM   #16549
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She didnít see me typing it. Sheís my ex-wife. I havenít seen her since the divorce hearing in 2000. But Iím serious when I say it keeps pests away. The dog wouldnít eat her lasagna. And her cooking was the best part of being married to her.
Ouch!
Been there done that though!
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:32 PM   #16550
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Climbed on top, put the cover on. Put the wheel covers on. It's all settled in for a nice winter's nap.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:27 PM   #16551
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Ouch!
Been there done that though!
Since thereís not a thread for bemoaning past marriages I wonít say anything more. Trust me... it only gets worse.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:51 AM   #16552
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I put her into her new covered home! I have been looking for some time for covered storage close to me (caves are 45-60min away) and someone finally built a new one as all the others have been full for a long time.

In the spring they are adding a dump station too so that will be nice for when not staying at a CG.

Since this is self park side by side and not perimeter parking I added another trail camera for the purposes of documentation.

The 1000ft of gravel all around should help to keep the mice away so long as no neighbors bring them in with them. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-11-2019, 06:19 PM   #16553
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Finally finished recaulking the potential problem windows with Proflex RV. That stuff is thick. Was 3/4 done when the cold front rolled through: temp dropped from 74 to 54 real quick. I had been sweating on the step ladder, ended up chilly (wearing shorts).

Also got the wiring and prep done to install the rear view /backup camera. It's been tested and works. Will do the final mounting in a few days when I return to the storage lot to check the caulking (trailer is under a roof).
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:25 PM   #16554
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Great. good luck to the DW.
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It was 27 when I got up this morning. It's 46 now. Going to be like that pretty much till next spring. But all is good as the DW is having hip surgery in 2 weeks and if all goes well the second one in Jan, so we would be grounded anyway. But if that all goes well we will wake it up early and head south towards the end of March.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:00 AM   #16555
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Used the camper over the weekend as a place to sleep while we went to Ren Faire, while using I filled the fresh water tank since it had the potential to freeze and the pump cycled on and off. The water pump is the front, so is the bed = no sleep.
Got it winterized last night, no fun in the dark and with the pump not working correctly.. going to the shop later to be repaired and the awning replaced.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:14 AM   #16556
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Not my camper but the neighbors I;
Winterized
added vent cover
added front stabilizers (dealer had placed two in the front but not bolted in for display, only rear came with it).
added LED lighting in cargo bay
installed articulating TV mount


He has a starcraft 18M (I think).
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:27 AM   #16557
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Not my camper but the neighbors I;
Winterized
added vent cover
added front stabilizers (dealer had placed two in the front but not bolted in for display, only rear came with it).
added LED lighting in cargo bay
installed articulating TV mount


He has a starcraft 18M (I think).
Cleaned it up good, put it up until March. Put a cover on it also. It came with the TT.

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Old 11-12-2019, 08:34 AM   #16558
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It is supposed to get below freezing for about 14 hours so I got busy.

Got it totally winterized, all low points drained after blowing all the water out of lines. Filled traps with anti-freeze.

Hope it is not cold again two weekends from now when we have another camping trip planned to Palmetto Island State Park.
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She didnít see me typing it. Sheís my ex-wife. I havenít seen her since the divorce hearing in 2000. But Iím serious when I say it keeps pests away. The dog wouldnít eat her lasagna. And her cooking was the best part of being married to her.
....so you are still in love with her.....
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Since thereís not a thread for bemoaning past marriages
Actually, there is one.

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