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Old 10-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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How do I mouseproof for winter storage

I just finished winterizing the plumbing on my on my trailer. It was a painfull thing to do as I just spent the past week in Virginia Beach enjoying some great weather but the reality of winter is fast approaching here in Illinois along with deer season so time to put the "Trotter" away.

I store it outside where mice are a problem. What can I do to seal any small openings in the belly skin area ( such as near wheel wells)? Is there any type of tape that will come off easily in the spring and not leave a residue to deal with ? What can I put on the inside to act as a repellent ? ( a cat is out of the question)
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:22 PM   #2
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Mice won't chew through steel wool, the courser the better but that will rust. They make an aluminum wool that won't rust. It will also be easy to remove in the spring. As for the inside, try a couple of boxes of Bounce Dryer Sheets with the box opened.

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Old 10-24-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Bounce doesn't repel mice, as has been discussed previously. For more than you ever wanted to know about mice and Airstreams, check the links on this thread:
Mice and Airstreams...a condensed thread

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Old 10-25-2005, 08:26 AM   #4
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I never had a mouse build a nest directy on a Bounce sheet; next to it, maybe, but never on top of.

It does, however, keep the trailer smelling nice.
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:32 AM   #5
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500 Starving cats will work!

My second camper is a coleman bayside which now has 2 new canvas wings (over the beds) and my wallet $900.00 short. Yes I had 2 boxes of dryer sheets spread all over so I thing the 500 starving cats is cheaper protection.
As an answer to your question I use mouse traps with peanut butter and a string wraped around the trigger.
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