Originally Posted by airstream4
I am in the process of redoing a 1963
Safari and find that MICE have entered thru the refrigerator vent! They have used the insulation for nests and migrated to the A/C. This model has a fiberglass vent on the roof, a hole thru the skins with the space between skins open. The vent opening is quite large quesstimate 3" x 20". Are all vent openings this unprotected? Why not screening? I am leaning towards a std 120 volt refrigerator, but want to keep my options open.
In my 1978 model I dropped a wire thru this opening, but never had a mouse problem that I was aware of! Can this be screened?
All new fridge roof vents are screened, so it should pose no problem to screen yours. I have mine screened at the sides of the trailer, as well as the furnace, RV-500 water heater and any other openings in the trailer walls to keep the mud daubers out. They can cause significant damage to electronics (like air conditioners) with their mud nests.
You should seriously think about your decision to use a residential fridge in your Airstream. While they are all the rage in new luxury bus-type motor homes, these rigs have huge battery banks, 1 or 2 large inverters and very large generators to power them.....and you trailer does not!
Plus, you will not be able to use the fridge while under way (as in LP) and it usually detracts from the resale value IF
the trailer had an RV fridge in it originally.