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Old 11-04-2014, 05:07 AM   #15
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Hello A$ friends..

Got the 72 Overlander all winterized and parked for the winter.. Went out the other day and saw signs of mice every where. The past 2 winters I had no problems.. I cant even think how they can get it since the bottom is all sealed up proper. I felt it might be the safety chain was hanging down but put it up the moment I saw the mouse problem.

Had a packet of 3 of the plug in "nose makers" I got for Xmas a few years ago so I plugged 1 in the bathroom and 1 in the kitchen along with one in the bedroom area.. I have done a sudden inspection and have not seen any after a weeks time with the plug in noise makers..

I need to clean up all the little mouse berries that are all over the floor to make sure but hate to go to that effort if they are still camped out..

Anyone have luck with the rodent repellers like I got? Or am I being to hopeful?

Check the A-Frame tube ends under your coupler. If they are open this is a primary pathway into the belly area of most RV's and once rodents find it they can easily get inside most rigs. I stuffed the openings in ours with stainless steel wool. Also check around your wheel wells as mice can squeeze through very small openings. As a matter of habit I set traps underneath our rigs each year when the weather starts to cool as this is the season mice seek out a warm winter home.

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Old 11-04-2014, 08:32 AM   #16
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Plugging the holes is the best way to make your Airstream mouse proof.


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Old 11-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #17
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We had another mouse problem in the '02 Classic. It wasn't as bad as our other mouse invasions - but any mouse problem is not good. The trailer was parked in my shed with the rear end low. I had put more dirt in the shed to avoid muddy areas. I think the smallish dirt berm at the rear of the shed and the trailer parked as it was, made it possible for mice to get on the rear frame. Now that it's in my shop I removed the rear bumper drawer to inspect. I found the droppings and disgusting trails mice leave in that compartment and on the drawer slides. I screwed galvanized hardware cloth over the 2 holes in that area. But then my drawer wouldn't close! After inspecting I found that the drawer slides, which are just o/h garage door rails, go into the 2 holes I covered!! It only lacked 4.5" of closing. I took the hacksaw and cut off 4.75" of the rail and everything closes as it should now. I hope this is the final place where mice entering. But, we all know as persistent as they are, you've got to keep watching.

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Yep, you gotta keep watching, looking for disgusting evidence. Dang little poopers! Sounds like you plugged a couple more entry points in your 02. You probably plugged those big front doors under your coupler. That's a great place for mice to "come right on in".


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