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Old 08-17-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Mouse deflector on power cord

Recently we saw from a distance where someone had a large disc type thing on their shore power cord to their trailer. We weren't close enough to inspect it or ask where they got it. Does anyone have something like this or has fashioned one? We tried using a round piece of hard plastic, cut a slot to get it on the cable and a little hole but it won't stay up on the cable. Looking for ways to prevent mice from getting into the trailer. Thanks for any ideas you have.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:52 AM   #2
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Nope, I have a twist lock cord cap on my shore power inlet...mouse entry is impossible. Most every TT I've seen that has a permanently attached power cord has a big door that the plug can be stuffed in and then there a tiny door just big enough for the cable itself that slides down.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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Before I changed over to a twist off power cord I used to stuff all around the power cord with steel wool to keep insects and mice out..
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #4
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I think their idea was borrowed from the Navy who uses "rat guards" on the lines (ropes) that tie the ship to the pier. Sadly I don't think it will work unless you can levitate your camper to get the wheels off the ground too.

The solution I found to keep those critters out is peppermint oil. I put a several drops on a cotton pad and put the pad on foil to keep it from staining anything and then place 4 or 5 of those around the camper. I haven't seen one since.
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The solution I found to keep those critters out is peppermint oil. I put a several drops on a cotton pad and put the pad on foil to keep it from staining anything and then place 4 or 5 of those around the camper. I haven't seen one since.
This stuff works great.....The US Dept of Agriculture says it is a great mouse deterrent as well.
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Before I changed over to a twist off power cord I used to stuff all around the power cord with steel wool to keep insects and mice out..
This was one of the tips we were told as well. For now it seems like an easy thing to manage and inexpensive until we finally get all the other knick knacks and projects done for the new trailer.

Although I might thane to see about the peppermint oil. I have heard a lot about how great essential oils can be for replacing chemical heavy items.
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We just take two cats with us Cat smell a day keeps the mice away
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:07 PM   #8
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I use 3M brass Scouring pads. I just shove them behind the cover. I was thinking about cutting a slot into one so it slips around the cord better. When the cord is pulled out, I just shove it in to fill the area around the cord.

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