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Old 08-12-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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Mouse hole in 291RSTS

Just picked up our new 2017 291RSTS and love it, but so did some mice. In the Island there is a hole in the floor where the drain, water and power enter the RV. It appears to be just above the kitchen gray water tank. I think I could look down and see the tank. A couple mice came up through the hole and dropped down into the garbage can and luckily couldn't get back out. Had some cleaning to do, packed the hole with steel wool and the covered the hole with some chipboard to prevent the steel from being pushed up. maybe even some sprayfoam would work, buts definitely an open door for pests. All should be good now.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:54 PM   #2
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Just had a similar incident. Had dog biscuits stored in a Tupperware container under the center island. After returbing

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Old 08-12-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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Just had a similar incident. Had dog biscuits stored in a Tupperware container under the center island. After returbing

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After returning from a trip the container was chewed. Also the paper label on disinfectant wipes. Put normal glue traps under there and it just left droppings on the pad. When to Tractor Supply and got bigger ones that would trap a rat. Next morning I had a field mouse sticking to it. No more problems.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
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I dont like mice, fortunately i havent had that problem...yet.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #5
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I like the steel wool idea. The next mouse is going to have rusty teeth!
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #6
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Spray foam? I use it to plug any of the penetrations where cold are can leak in.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:41 PM   #7
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I re-read my post and should clarify. I think Sprayfoam would be a good option for plugging the hole. Without plugging the hole it is a open door for pests. Jayco should have plugged it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:40 PM   #8
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As opposed to regular spray foam, they do make spray foam specifically for mice. I went through our entire trailer last fall spray foaming every hole that came through the floor. No mice last winter. Knock on wood!!
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Let the mice buy their own Jayco. So far I haven't had any mice problem.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:55 PM   #10
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Yes, plug all of those holes coming into the cabin areas, under the sinks, etc. But, another big problem that must be addressed is all of the gaps that Jayco leaves in the underbelly covering. The problem is when the rodents get past the underbelly material, they WILL find a way into the living area and they will also damage wiring, hoses, pipes and tanks that are all located in the underbelly. The best fix is a two part process. First, use Great Stuff where ever you can! Plugging all the potential access holes coming through the floors under your cabinets, furnace duct work, etc. If a hole is fairly good sized, like were a bundle of wires come through, or a pipe, then use Great Stuff and steel wool combined. Second, buy a roll of Gorilla Tape. Crawl under your rig and apply tape wherever you see gaps between the underbelly material and your frame, and there will be a ton of them, and also tape the gaps between the pieces of the underbelly material itself where the factory didn't quite get them together. Plan on spending a couple of hours on your back looking up. Also use Great Stuff in the larger holes underneath, like where the propane lines go through. Remember, a mouse can actually compress his skull to get through incredibly small openings. This a lot of work that the owner should not have to do. This is a problem that should, and could, be taken care of at the factory but isn't. And after doing all of this, there is still no guarantee that the rodents still won't get in. If you are going to be in storage or parked for a while, putting traps under the rig, especially by the tires, is a great idea. Getting them before they even try to find a hole into your underbelly is best. Good luck!
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