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Old 11-08-2017, 01:50 PM   #21
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Bloc all entry's under the RV and spread some Bounce sheets every place you can think of. Also if it's possible for you to plug in electricity to your RV there is also am electric device that sends ultra sound . Ours is pluged in about 8 out of twelve months and it works.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:19 PM   #22
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we use dryer sheets.... and lots of them. What we don't use, we use for laundry.

Cheaper than fixing wiring and other issues. We throw them in every drawer cabinet, Storage space and anywhere we can think of

So far so good
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:24 PM   #23
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:35 PM   #24
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Stuff steel wool around all your supply lines and they will not get in. Iíve been doing this for years.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:03 PM   #25
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i have used fresh cab and it works. my problem is i can't find it this year.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:12 PM   #26
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We live in a wooded area where mice intrusion just goes with the territory. The first thing I did when we received our trailer was use silicone sealant to seal up every hole where pipes or wires went through the floor. I also found gaps where the door frame met the floor/wall joint and sealed it as well. We haven't had any mice in the trailer in the two winters we've owned it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:39 PM   #27
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Stuff steel wool around all your supply lines and they will not get in. Iíve been doing this for years.
Use stainless steel wool or scouring pads, regular steel wool will rust after a while.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:46 PM   #28
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Mice repellent-another one

You can pick up a box of laundry dryer sheets from the dollar store and spread them around when storing your trailer. Word has it they dislike them and will avoid the area.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:51 PM   #29
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Stuff all gaps with steel wool. Spray foam over if you want but mice will eat through spray foam.

There are so many folk remedies. The only effective remedy I have found is the old fashioned mouse trap. It's OK to trap them inside if you are around daily or every other day to check them, but otherwise the smell can get horrific. (A friend says so..... ) It's much better to trap them outside. For our MH, I put at least one trap in front and one behind each of the four wheels or wheel sets. When away for a while I put out 12-14 traps. I have caught a lot this way and not had any inside since doing this. Once they get inside they nest in walls, crawl spaces and heating ducts and they are a real pain to track down and clean out. Infested heating ducts have to be removed and replaced. Better to get them before they get inside.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:19 PM   #30
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Fresh Cab & dryer sheets do the trick, as well as steel wool in all the crevices under your trailer
We have had good luck with fresh cab and original scented bounch sheets too, spread the sheets all around.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:28 PM   #31
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we heard that Irish spring soap worked so we tried it the is the 3rd year using it and i haven't seen any sign of mice
so does it work ? maybe or then again we may be blessed to not have any mice around
You're blessed to not have mice around according the the 6 bars around my Sunseeker!
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:45 PM   #32
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Essentially Kates Premium Peppermint
oil.
Sealed where I could find opening. Never will find them all.
Tom Cat poison in vicinity outside.
Fresh Cab is good nest building material.
The peppermint oil worked for me. Lots of sticky traps, just in case.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:21 PM   #33
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Snakes work good if your somewhere they are active all year and your not squeamish.
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A Canebrake / Timber Rattler killed about 50 feet from my trailer. I didn't ask him what he had been eating. Rather have the mice if I have to pick.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:33 PM   #35
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Re Mice

Not sure if you got all the info you needed. My wife and I spoke about this for quite a bit of time on a podcast a few weeks ago, ďProblems and SolutionsĒ. Itís The RV Adventure on iTunes. Mice are a big subject with many opinions.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:58 PM   #36
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Now, does anyone have a solution for pack rats? Not inside the cabin on the motor home, but in the engine and more recently the ONAN. That one was new to me. Didn't get to anything critical there but was working on the wires. Chomped the vacuum hose in the engine and we lost all direction on the dash heat and air - and it was 98 in western OK. Hot trip to CO. At least the driving was cooler in the mountains. A "Rat Zapper" placed just behind the front wheel got two teenagers, but I later got an adult male while we were out of town in hot weather and he emulsified in the zapper. It hasn't worked right since but I haven't figured out for sure how to take it apart to clean the electronics or if it even can be done.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:12 AM   #37
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2nd or third to fresh cab and bounce sheets. Product is amazing . You cannot purchase fresh cab in Canada anymore but we purchase it online and have it shipped. Smells great too and works real well.
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Part of the winterizing procedure is to make sure the RV is totally free of any food, crumbs Etc. With no food source this also helps to give mice the message that there is nothing to eat inside. Its not easy to totally vacuum out the unit with beds, bedding,. drawers, inside of cabinets, ETC. Also wash out any of last years spills., a clean unit is just common sense for winterizing. Plus its amazing what you will find in those little caverns in your unit.




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Old 11-12-2017, 11:10 PM   #39
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I think it would be nice to know if people with mouse problems have a laminate trailer or a lap siding/wood frame trailer. My mother has a laminate (no mouse problems), we had a lap siding/wood frame Jayco with huge mouse infestations. We recently upgraded to a Vibe, and I am hoping that the solid wall construction with the sealed underbelly will make a difference. Not that I won’t check all of the entry points on our new trailer.
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I think it would be nice to know if people with mouse problems have a laminate trailer or a lap siding/wood frame trailer. My mother has a laminate (no mouse problems), we had a lap siding/wood frame Jayco with huge mouse infestations. We recently upgraded to a Vibe, and I am hoping that the solid wall construction with the sealed underbelly will make a difference. Not that I wonít check all of the entry points on our new trailer.
I donít think that matters. The mice enter through small all openings in the floor, not the walls.
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