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Old 07-12-2019, 10:25 PM   #61
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To locate where the mice were getting in I used a cardboard box and a leaf blower placed over an open roof vent then made a smoke stick out of a bundle of three or four incense sticks to search for air movement. I used the leaf blower both as as blower and then as a vacuum. I quickly found several entry points and plugged them, but did not find all of the ways mice were getting in. Finally I used dry ice and boiling water to fill the motormome with a cloud of fog. Under the shower I found fog escaping where a panel had been pushed down by the drain pipes. A thin plastic panel was fastened above rear wheels and fastened with four screws and covered by spray foam. Apparently the panel was pushed down by the weight of someone standing on the shower floor. I will repeat the dry ice fog again to locate air leaks and mice access after I fix the plastic panel.
Good luck finding your mouse access holes.
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:02 PM   #62
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To locate where the mice were getting in I used a cardboard box and a leaf blower placed over an open roof vent then made a smoke stick out of a bundle of three or four incense sticks to search for air movement. I used the leaf blower both as as blower and then as a vacuum. I quickly found several entry points and plugged them, but did not find all of the ways mice were getting in. Finally I used dry ice and boiling water to fill the motormome with a cloud of fog. Under the shower I found fog escaping where a panel had been pushed down by the drain pipes. A thin plastic panel was fastened above rear wheels and fastened with four screws and covered by spray foam. Apparently the panel was pushed down by the weight of someone standing on the shower floor. I will repeat the dry ice fog again to locate air leaks and mice access after I fix the plastic panel.
Good luck finding your mouse access holes.
Charles


Fascinating approach. Where did you get the dry ice?
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:25 PM   #63
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Detour For Rodents And Insects PiGNX Rodent Repellent. I use this material after mice started making nesting material from the expandable foam I applied to exlude them from my Georgetown. All natural and really makes the mice uncomfortable. I would foam first then apply a bead of Detour on top of foam. Haven’t had a problem since.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:00 PM   #64
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Didn't have inside coach problems this winter - peppermint oil soaked cotton balls, mothballs and coyote urine soaked sand in small nylon stocking pouches plus aluminum flashing wall around each tire.

The buggers still found a way into the engine compartment tho. No debilitating damage but two nests built from engine insulation.

I'm gonna lift the rig on as many leveling blocks as I own this winter season and surround the entire chassis with a "mouse fence" of 12" aluminum flashing attached to 2x6's. If that doesn't work we'll store somewhere warm .
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:08 PM   #65
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Mice in the Summer

We are also having a problem keeping a critter out, in the middle of the summer at a very nice campground on a cement slab and all of the sudden in the nice warm summer weather we have either a mouse or squirrel in the front part of our TT at 2:30 am. Only heard it in the middle of the night, three nights in a row. Before winter last year my husband sealed off all openings and we had no problems over the winter. Why now in the summer? We tried moth balls and peppermint oil. They are not inside the TT, in the wall only in the front part of it. Have to be careful of what we use, due to lots of dogs being around in the campground. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:39 PM   #66
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Just my opinion but I don't think it is possible to plug all entry points without totally disassembling the entire unit. This could be done during assembly, but such is the reality of the RV industry.
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