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Old 10-17-2014, 06:39 AM   #1
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winter storage question

Will be storing my 26bhw in an unheated indoor polebarn. Any thoughts on cushions/mattresses as far as moisture or mildew, also what about mice and such. Btw it will be stored in lower michigan/thumb area. Thanks for any advice or tips
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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We left our air mattress's in the folding sofas and both got chewed up by mice. The regular mattress was fine. I do leave both roof vents open as I have the maxx air covers.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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the owners manual says to put the cushions on their edge to allow greater air flow
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:02 AM   #4
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I sprinkle bug killer around tires and jack and put out lots rat poison around RV when ever it will not be used within three to four weeks. It helps keep stuff out.
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I guess everybody has ideas of what will and wont work for pests but I don't like to use any poisons. We all are subjected to enough toxins and I don't want to add to it.

Tomorrow I will be cleaning and winterizing and once its closed up will get underneath with a bright light and try to find any potential entry points for mice. Kitty kills many but living in the woods there are always more !!
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Over a 23 year period we've had a PUP and 2 hybrid trailers. We store outside, next to our garage, on a gravel pad, have never covered them, never did anything special with the cushions. We do have have mice from a natural area behind our home, some even come into the garage, which is attached to our house and right next to the trailers. We've never had mice in the trailers or insects, and neither has my dad, who's '77 Jayco trailer is parked on the same pad for the past 20 some odd years. The trick is to make sure that any potential food source is removed from the trailer. And clean the inside really good when putting it to bed. Of course we also do so after every trip, but the point being is to remove all potential food sources, even trace.

Since you have indoor storage you might want to leave one of your push out windows open for a little extra ventilation.

If you have dogs or cats, avoid poisons. Dogs and cats both will eat mice, small critters, and insects. If they are eating critters that ate the poison, they can get sick or even die.

EDIT: I do cover my AC and tires.
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I am able to get our Lance in the barn and I use drier sheets inside and outside I shave a couple bars of Irish Spring soap on the barn floor. Never have had a problem with mice.
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:25 PM   #8
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Thanks ya'll for tip and advice. never heard of soap shavings, but willing to try cant hurt.
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I am able to get our Lance in the barn and I use drier sheets inside and outside I shave a couple bars of Irish Spring soap on the barn floor. Never have had a problem with mice.
Drier sheets for me as well.
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Drier sheets for me as well.
Why dryer sheets? Do you replace them every month? Or are they good for the full winter?
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