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Old 10-15-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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I know that little filed mice can get in little tiny space but is anyone out there can tell me How can find out where possible are coming in my Airstream?

Just about every week I get a couple in a trap I set

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Look for holes in the belly pan.
Look inside the wheel wells
Look inside the frame of the tongue, it makes a nice tunnel for them to get in the belly pan.
If the shore power cable comes out of the trunk. They can walk up it, then get in the trunk.
Check the vent for the refer. If in the floor.


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Old 10-15-2014, 07:14 PM   #3
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A quarter square inch (about 8 mm sq) is all it takes. I had openings in the wheel wells, belly pan, front A frame rail ends, propane lines, rear bumper lid, and I can't remember where else. Closing what openings I can find has helped some. I went from 20 a winter to 2. Now I winter store indoors which eliminated the mice in the trailer.

I don't know if a mouse can climb up the exterior skins? It wouldn't surprise and that would leave the fridge vent a possibility.

I'll bet the majority of us are plagued with mice infestation. I set my traps and run my trap line daily. I pile their little bodies up outside where the hawk can get them.

My advice is to systematically look for small openings from the belt line down. And then close them up. Loose belly pans is a primary mouse entry.

They make a stinky mess out of an Airstream.

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Old 10-17-2014, 08:55 AM   #4
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Thank you for your help!
But honestly I am new at this and I really do not know where or what a belly pan look like I have 1967 30' airstream a picture or location will be nice.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:09 AM   #5
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Thank you for your help!
But honestly I am new at this and I really do not know where or what a belly pan look like I have 1967 30' airstream a picture or location will be nice.

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Get on your back under the trailer and you will see the belly pan and probably lots of places where the mice can get in. Invest in a pop rivet tool and some aluminum rivets (1/8" size) and be prepared to rivet the heck out of your belly pan. An old trailer such as yours which has not been properly maintained (sounds like the case here) is most likely a Hilton Hotel for mice.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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If you have a shore power source--I use a black and decker electronic pest device. Home Depot used to carry them but in my area they stopped. The last one I got from Amazon. Had mice in storage shed, put one of these in and haven't had one since. I keep one in my shop and in the airstream---no mice!
Also stuff steel wool into the frame right behind the hitch ball receiver.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:40 AM   #7
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Every fall I buy a new box of dryer sheets and put one sheet in every space under cabinets, couches, beds and outside storage compartments that I can find. Then I leave the open box on the kitchen counter at about the middle of the trailer. In ten years of doing this I have not seen a mouse or their nasty little calling cards. The bonus of leaving the open box on the counter is that the trailer always smells fresh and not musty.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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Cool idea! I'm going to try that.
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I've tried moth balls and dryer sheets to no avail. Minnesota mice are desperate with the approaching winter. A little odor doesn't phase them. I think it's best to plug the holes and run a snap trap line. The neighbor's cat helps too.

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I've tried moth balls and dryer sheets to no avail. Minnesota mice are desperate with the approaching winter. A little odor doesn't phase them. I think it's best to plug the holes and run a snap trap line. The neighbor's cat helps too.

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You are probably right, around here when it gets to 10 below, which it rarely does, I have a hard time smelling things outside.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:30 PM   #11
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Minnesota mice use dryer sheets for nesting and eat Irish Spring soap for lunch. Good luck with that.
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Has anyone used this type of spray foam product to seal any 'mouse-able' gaps (A frame at the front, belly pan edges, wheel wells)?

GREAT STUFF 16 oz. Pestblock Insulating Foam Sealant-11034540 at The Home Depot
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Didn't use that exact product but did use a foam to seal areas. Worked ok. My biggest problem has been the bumper storage. The lid doesn't seal on the edges and always got nice in there. I now close a wad of tin foil in those edges when I put it away for the winter.


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