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Old 07-29-2015, 02:44 PM   #21
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Does the foam extend below the trailer to a point where it is visible? I like the concept of the insulation, but not sure about having other people see it clinging to the bottom of the trailer, even if they can't see the mice in it.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #22
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The only spot anyone noticed it was at the dump valves, and that was my 7 year old grand son. It's painted black so it doesn't stick out.
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That's good to know. The critter aspect, as well as the visual concerned me a bit...
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:05 PM   #24
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What happens if the mice are blind??
You can recognize them; they're in groups of three.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:04 PM   #25
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A few of these around the trailer seemed to take care of it last winter, I had no mice come spring.

This should work! It also works well in other circumstances, like gun free zones... Lol!
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What happens to this design when foam is applied? In the event of a water leak or condensation build-up, there are areas in the bottom shell designed to channel water through the drain holes to the outside.
Are mice attracted to the foam insulation? Would be a problem in my area. Anybody had a mouse problem?
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:50 AM   #27
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The foam spray covers the frame inwards whereas the seep holes are around the perimeter shell outside the frame. The foam encapsulates the bottom, thereby eliminating any pest entrance. No issues here in Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:38 AM   #28
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Still deciding if I should get the foam underneath. Thanks for the quick reply... good to know!
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Still deciding if I should get the foam underneath. Thanks for the quick reply... good to know!
Food for thought. I have seen foam with massive infestations ... And some without ..

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Here are photos for foam again in light of the discussion on the other thread. As far as pests, the link in the above post says they are after wet wood. I don't see any connection to our trailers.

Foam has been used to encase the underbelly of non-fiberglass trailers for winter protection for a few decades now. This is not new with Escapes. I don't know what problems there have been but I am betting trailers with fiberglass underbellies have fewer, whatever they are, if any.
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