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Old 02-18-2007, 12:49 AM   #29
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Fortress no longer

Well I removed the front skins and the inside fiberglass end piece.

What I found was a true fortress of mouseness... a huge nest as well as most of the insulation full of tunnels and droppings. Yuck. I posted some before and after shots. I am still amazed how much was there!

So now I am debating about the rest of the trailer. I removed the ceiling skin and did not find any mouse evidence past the first top hatch. I looked all the way back to the bathroom. Also, there is no mouse smell back there after I cleaned out the droppings in the overhead cabinets. Musty yes, mouse no. So I think I might just give it a good cleaning with Simple Green tomorrow and see what it ends up smelling like. I dont really feel like removing ALL the cabinets and then the skins.

Also, I suspect I have a bunch of mouse stuff in the belly of the trailer. So, If I can figure out how to remove a/the belly skin I will do so and see what lurks beneath.

Matt
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:47 AM   #30
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I agree with rickandsandi... take everything out, rid yourself of all things mousie. While you have everything out you might read up on the various ideas and things folks have tried for insulation. Lots of varying opinions out there. But, if you are doing to all the work, I suggest you reinstall good quality insulation while you are in there!

We haven't had any trouble with mice ~ yet.... but our restoration is only about a year+ complete, and we have a cat that is a very good hunter. However, those little guys can wiggle in the tiniest of holes... so be sure and seal everything when putting back together!

Good luck. You are doing the right thing.

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)
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