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Old 03-06-2015, 12:31 PM   #51
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Here are some ideas in no particular order;
Remove all foodstuffs,
I think this is the most important thing you can do.

About everything else is a solution to an existing problem. Taking all the food out in the fall is the best preventative measure you can do.
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Swiss Cheese

I have a 27.5 HT BHS, and a pet black squirrel. Previous comments are right on. Even thought every thing looks sealed, it ain't. Under the kitchen sink, take out the wall(?) toward the back - wow two large holes, staple 1/4 hardware screen over holes. The squirrel stored 80+ black walnut in wife's favorite pots in the drawers. Again under the kitchen sink toward the front - I filled in the top (built) up to seal the drawer area.
The furnace duct work and wiring is not sealed too good either (remove the grate and look). Now to the front storage - easy to climb over the gas tanks (tried to put some hardware screen under the tanks, almost worked). I finally extended the wall between the tanks and the tanks, by the way the landing gear drive goes through there.
Out of the 6 TT I've owned this is the first Swiss cheese. Yes, I did use the dryer sheets and other deterrents. By the way I removed the walnuts plugged the holes I could find - he brought in smaller nuts, acorns (80+). If you want to try the expanding foam, get the can the says rodent repellent also.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:58 AM   #53
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Mouse-Free! This stuff works awesome! We had mice in our brand new 26BH the first winter. The next summer I ordered enough Mouse-Free to do 2 - 24' campers and sprayed the entire underside of my 26BH. We had NO mice. My daughters 22FB was parked right next to mine both years and she had NO mice the first year and did have mice the 2nd year but only in the rear bumper. This winter is the 3rd winter with the 26BH and no mice so far.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:03 AM   #54
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Mouse-Free! This stuff works awesome! We had mice in our brand new 26BH the first winter. The next summer I ordered enough Mouse-Free to do 2 - 24' campers and sprayed the entire underside of my 26BH. We had NO mice. My daughters 22FB was parked right next to mine both years and she had NO mice the first year and did have mice the 2nd year but only in the rear bumper. This winter is the 3rd winter with the 26BH and no mice so far.
How long does this stuff last? Sounds very messy to apply but if it works.
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Of Mice and Men

I have tried various methods over the years but prevention is key. Find all holes in the trailer and fill them with spray foam or something similar.
The problem with moth balls is they smell like moth balls for a long time after words and I can tell you that is not a smell I really enjoy.
I use about 6 small tins (old soup cans) and fill them with gasoline and that seems to work. The smell does not linger.
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I use about 6 small tins (old soup cans) and fill them with gasoline and that seems to work. The smell does not linger.
Just where do you put those gasoline filled cans? Sounds like a huge explosion or fire risk to me, having open containers of highly volatile fuel near or inside a TT.
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Another good option I heard one time was to leave the wife in the camper when it's not in use.
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