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Old 10-04-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Rodents coming in through the fridge roof vent?

We're looking for where critters could be getting in and thinking the rooftop fridge vent might be an entry point?

In our case, it's chipmunks getting in to our '79 Sovereign. I'm going to have to do a real search and seal mission for small holes next weekend, but was thinking I may pull the fridge out and see if any evidence back there.

Since we don't run the fridge on propane, may I'll pack some aluminum wire mesh into the roof duct?
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But really only when the chipmunk is not there! Or it already lives in the trailer?
I believe that the entry is from below, the animal slipped on the roof?!?
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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There should be a heavy screen in the vent. They can get in from the rear bumper compartment and any other hole in the underbelly. There are usually gaps in the belly skin on these old trailers. Airstream did a poor job sealing floor penetrations. There are large gaps around sewer vents and under the furnace to name a few. Some have said they can get in through the slots in the step outriggers.

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There should be a heavy screen in the vent. They can get in from the rear bumper compartment and any other hole in the underbelly. There are usually gaps in the belly skin on these old trailers. Airstream did a poor job sealing floor penetrations. There are large gaps around sewer vents and under the furnace to name a few. Some have said they can get in through the slots in the step outriggers.

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Thanks Perry. I'll check that the heavy vent screen is intact. I've plugged up the places you mentioned, but the step outriggers are one spot I forgot!
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There is a hotdog shaped dome over a stack. Inside the stack should be a screen or hardware cloth. The dome is riveted on but the rivets can be drilled out. Screws can be used to put the dome back on but you need to use caulk under them so they won't leak. This is a common place to run antenna wires through.

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