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Old 04-13-2015, 01:24 AM   #15
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I had NO mouse infestation in the walls of my 72 whatsoever, and only under the last sheet of plywood in the floor, and that was minimal.


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Old 04-13-2015, 04:36 AM   #16
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I have a 71 that was a mouse condo when I got it. There still is a hint of Eau de Mickey but it does dissipate over time, a long time. Either that or you just get used to it. The belly pan is the worst offender.
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Use about twenty pounds of baking soda. Distribute heavily in all areas you can later remove it with a good shop vac. Leave it in place for about three days or more, then remove by sweeping up what you can, vacuuming the remaining residue.

Baking soda is one of the best adsorbent other than activated charcoal and is far less messy. I have used this to remove the smell of putrefaction from a carpet, as the result of a small animal dying and.....

Once you have "deodorized " with the baking soda, if the oder remains you will then know the next step is the interior skin removal.


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Old 04-13-2015, 06:48 AM   #18
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It is not a bad idea to replace the insulation on the lower sections with some rigid foam that won't absorb and hold water. This also gets rid of some of the musty smell. I am working on getting the stale 30 yr old plastic smell out of mine. Painting the floors also seals off much of that smell that has gotten into the floor.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:41 AM   #19
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I'm with AnnArbor Bob...based on my own sad experience what you have left is in floor that got soaked...little by little (literally). Unless you want to rip that up make sure you dry it well...then seal and paint it like you've proposed. It'll take awhile to air it out. You'll get there. jon
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I would replace the insulation and paint the floors with Kilz.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:12 PM   #21
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1) For the musty mouse smell, try putting an ozone machine inside your Airstream for a few days.

2) Mice like to chew on wiring. I've seen this in cars that haven't been driven for extended periods (on the order of weeks to months) I would be more worried about the wiring than the musty mouse smell.

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:11 PM   #22
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I'm going to try and mopping the plywood with a concentrated bleach/water mix to see how much it helps.


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Old 04-13-2015, 08:25 PM   #23
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Also... don't forget.. if your plumbing is dry, there may be some stink coming out of there, too..
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:30 PM   #24
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Oooo. Good thought. It is dry. I am going to flush the whole system and see if that helps too!


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To remove musty smell place aluminum pie plates with dry coffee in them. The coffee will smell a lot better then what you are smelling now. The more the better.

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Old 04-14-2015, 09:56 PM   #26
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Well last night I mopped all the floors with concentrated bleach water. About 90% improvement!


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I love chlorine bleach.


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