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Old 01-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Fixing a hole in bunk bed mattress (Darn Mice!)

Ok - I am not even going to express my anger here...lol....went into the camper yesterday and there are TWO holes in my lower bunk bed mattress where the mice have chewed it....it is just bizarre -- I had left the bed raised and there are sticky traps all over...but alas...no good....only thing I can figure is something got spilled on the bed by one of the kids that the mice like!

Anyway -- I am thinking about getting a couple of the iron on cotton patches....anyone out there done something like this and can recommend a particular patch or other process for fixing the holes? They are about the size of quarters.

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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i have used the iron on patches to repair holes in a portable ice house it worked well. But I am not sure how it would work on this because of the foam/material in the mattress.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Terry, I think the iron on patches would work. You know, the kind for patching blue jean knees. Unzip the cover and remove the foam and it should be fine.

Or, you could try to find some cloth that matches closely and stitch it in place. If you know how to sew, that is. Either way would beat buying a new mattress cover.
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Fixing a hole in bunk bed mattress (Darn Mice!)

Duct tape and flip it over!!!
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Duct tape and flip it over!!!
Ha! Nice try but it is smooth vinyl on one side and a fabric top on the other...I does not unzip so my only recourse is to do something from the outside.... I remember as a kid my mom would always put patches on my ToughSkin jeans....guess this is not much different!

Did I mention I hate mice!
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There is such a thing as fabric glue. I think it's used more in arts and crafts, but that might be a possibility.

But first I think I'd get some snap traps baited with peanut butter. Haha!
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There is a spray glue, basically a rubber cement in a can that is used on car interiors that will work in most cases. You will need to mask off the area which would simply be a sheet of plastic with a cut out the size of the patch to lay on top of the bed then spray both pieces and let it sit according to the directions. After the directed time, place the patch over hole.

If you have any voids you could fill them with cotton balls or get some cheap fill from WM in the craft section.
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Fixing a hole in bunk bed mattress (Darn Mice!)

Well I fixed it with the $2 iron on patches from Walmart. Hopefully they will last. One of the holes is right where my son steps to get in his bunk. Went ahead and put the sheet on too hoping they would chew it instead and save the mattress lol.
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you could probably call Jayco about a new cover. They keep fabric for 3 to 4 years I hear.
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What scares me most about mice are that they can carry a dangerous virous in there droppings. If it smells of urine I would get rid of it. We once had a mouse that chewed into our outdoor chair pad and it smelled terrible.
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