There has to be a better way.

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  1. beemerboy

    beemerboy New Member

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    Once again, over the winter mice packed grass in the wiffletree box under my Taos. Once again I had to crawl under the trailer, remove the screws holding the cover on, clean out the grass, re-grease the wiffletree, look for the screws I dropped and put the cover back on.

    There has to be a way to keep the darn mice out. Luckily, no mice have gotten inside the camper.
     
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    Twisty New Member

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    Install a cat in the whiffletree box.
     
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    Campit EAT SLEEP CAMP

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    I'm glad you're aware of their nesting spot! Just think if you didn't know. That would be a real mess. Would it be practical just to remove the cover during the winter months? Leaving it exposed cause any harm if you did? I agree, there has to be a better way. Aggravating little critters! [:(!]

    Campit
     
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    [LOL] [LOL] [LOL]
     
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    How are they getting in? Can't you just form some light sheet metal over the openings, drill a few holes and use screws to cover the openings?
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Maybe some Fresh Cab repellent. we use it inside the PUP during the winter.
     
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    daveo1289 Well-Known Member

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    You want to try this stuff. I use it also and seems to do the job.
     
  8. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    A more important question, I haven't seen any updates in quite some time, does the fact that you are playing with the Taos mean you are feeling better? I'd been under the impression camping was out of the question till after the transplant(s)
     
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    They appear to be getting in around the holes in the frame where the cables go through. I'm thinking of redesigning the cover to make it harder to get in.
     
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    I have good days, not so good days and days that are down right crappy. I did an update post last week.

    Right now I feel well enough that I set up my "summer cottage" in my back yard so I can sit outside and use my laptop in comfort. One good thing is I can (and do) is to leave it up all summer unless there is a threat of bad weather.

    As far as really camping (not in my back yard), that's out of the question. It took me over an hour to setup - work a little, rest a lot. And that wasn't a full setup. Once it's setup the work is done until September.

    I can sleep out here all summer, but it's still not camping. [:(]
     

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