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Old 04-09-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Not using my head and learning the hard way.

I took my Overlander to my property and have been keeping it in a closed pole building all fall and winter. We went to the Overlander for a week to camp. I walk in and noticed that critters moved in even after we set bounce dryer sheets everywhere and mouse poison. Mouse droppings every where. All the poison was eaten. We clean that mess up and then I start up all the systems.

The water is not working even with the pump running. Oh boy we are in trouble not having water. I drained all the lines and even blew them out. Here is where I messed up. I thought since everything was drained out and there was no water left I would not have problems. I had the trailer in a dry barn with all doors closed. Everything froze. the pressure check valve in the back of the water heater was ruined. All my shark bite valves split, and a couple of my RV plastic faucets were ruined. It was a mess. It took me two days of trying to find the parts and make repairs to get the water running again. Next year I will use antifreeze for RV's.

I also had a light go out and the airconditioning dripped water everywhere.

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Old 04-09-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Yikes! Who would think so much could go wrong stored inside a dry barn? Sorry you had such a lousy task ahead of you!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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Someone mentioned

Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent

We haven't bought any yet, but would like to hear from anyone who swears by it, as it's kind of expensive (not as expensive as the problems you had, of course).
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your piping trouble. I did the same thing years ago with an SOB trailer. I just forgot to winterize it. When the spring came I fired up the water and as I turned the spicket on and looked back at the trailer i noticed water was pouring all along the curbside wall. Ugh. It was a huge project. I too like the antifreeze option.

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Old 04-09-2011, 08:34 PM   #5
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Brian & Adrienne,

Sorry to hear of your problems, my brother in Duluth GA said that weather there this year was something terrible.

Hope the mice ate the poison then crawled out of the trailer to go to their Maker..
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #6
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mas problemas no es bueno. anybody use those plug in (120VAC) rodent repellers? my daughter has two of them in her house...any good?
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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We have our 73 up north above the Mason Dixie Line. We drive to it without having to pull it. The 1960 we are restoring will be used for around here.
The poison we use was recommended by a farmer who thinks it is the best protection from rodent invasions. It kills the rodents and does something to the rodents inside. They never stink when they die. We found one mouse and he did not stink. I don't remember the name of the stuff. I opened more packs before we left. I put them in the trunk by the black tank.

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I hope they were not hanging out in the belly pan when they died. That insulation is dreamy for them.

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