Raccoon in front storage on Pinnacle RLTS
Ok, went to open up the 5th wheel today… to get it ready to go camping for the first outing of the season this coming weekend. Opened front storage compartment…first thing saw was insulation all over the place, thought maybe mice had gotten in over the winter.
Then, something moved! A mother raccoon and her baby were in there… built a nest out of the insulation from the ceiling of the compartment.
Got them out… started the clean up… and, the search for how a good sized raccoon got in there to set up house. Discovery: The huge hole under the propane tanks… not screened… easily gave her access to the top of the compartment. She broke through the thin wallboard… and, had a home for the winter.
Anyone experienced this before? Suggestions? I understand why there needs to be ventilation, open space under the propane tanks… but unscreened access to the RV by raccoon sized animals? Not!
Jayco needs to fix this!