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Old 10-19-2017, 12:43 PM   #4
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.3
State: Arkansas
Posts: 433
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Originally Posted by Wrpt58 View Post
I am currently living in my Hurricane, on a friends property. Property is out of town in the canyons east of Lompoc, CA. Iím experiencing mice getting into RV and could use some suggestions on deterring them from staying in RV from the experienced people here.

Iím using Botanical Rodent Repellent in the lower compartments, closets, drawers, under the sink, under the dash, and in the water pump area. Also have been using standard mouse traps in various places with peanut butter bait. Iíve dispatched 5-6 so far, but am still thinking one or two are in the coach. Iím trying to stay away from poison, due to other animals and possibility of getting one dead in a wall or something.

I found a ďchaseĒ between the accelerator area and the doghouse cover that I need to fix, but havenít come up with anything to do about the slide gaps (top and Bottom). I also figured out that leaving the grey water hose connected thru the bottom of the sewer compartment wasnít good. Leaves a hole for them to travel thru.
Any other ideas?
My brother in law was just telling me about a trick someone showed him in terms of the grey water hole.

He said get an old school rubber toilet plunger. Take the handle out of course, make a slit completely through it on one side, so it can be opened and wrapped around the pipe, and then trim/widen the upper hole where the handle attached until it's wide enough for your hose.

Then, when you have your hose hooked up for grey, you wrap it around your hose and tuck it into your grey hole clogging it up.

Now, I don't know if all compartment holes for the sewer hose are the same size and if the plunger will always be enough, but might be worth a look to solve that one problem.
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