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Old 12-09-2015, 03:15 PM   #11
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Cab packets? Is that a brand name?
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:41 PM   #12
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I wish I could report such good luck. Mice LOVE to build a nest on top of the cabin air filter in my Tacoma. After reading about them, I put a Fresh Cab packet in the glove box, directly below the cabin air filter after putting in a new filter, with high hopes. When I checked the filter a few months later it was full of a mouse nest - as usual. I even tried opening a packet and sprinkling the contents onto the top of the filter - again no luck. I think they love my cabin filters much more than they hate the smell of the Fresh Cab.

I now get cabin air filters on a regular basis from Amazon Subscribe and Save. The mice won.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:01 PM   #13
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Mine has been outside since I got it in July 2008. Spends most of its time under a huge cedar tree here in North Vancouver.
I don't have a cover. it gets a good wax job instead.
I have two Dri-Z-Air containers inside the trailer to absorb moisture. I also leave the Maxxfan open a crack and from time to time I run an electric heater.
All cupboards, drawers and fridge are left open. Cushions are stood on end ( I have no room to store in my house ).
Last year, up near Oliver, a couple stopped us and asked if the trailer was new.
Hi gbaglo, I like your idea. What wax do you use and does it offer UV protection?
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:31 PM   #14
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I'd go with one of the 3M marine products. They have a line of products for different applications. Some are for various degrees of restoration and protection. Some are just protection.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:50 PM   #15
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I wish I could report such good luck. Mice LOVE to build a nest on top of the cabin air filter in my Tacoma. After reading about them, I put a Fresh Cab packet in the glove box, directly below the cabin air filter after putting in a new filter, with high hopes. When I checked the filter a few months later it was full of a mouse nest - as usual. I even tried opening a packet and sprinkling the contents onto the top of the filter - again no luck. I think they love my cabin filters much more than they hate the smell of the Fresh Cab.

I now get cabin air filters on a regular basis from Amazon Subscribe and Save. The mice won.
Hi: thoer... Try a fabric softener sheet... Worked in our trailer when we stored it in my bro-in-law's shed. I wonder if it will work on snakes in Fla. Alf
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:21 PM   #16
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Everybody has a different storage situation and level of comfort. We are fortunate to be able to store the 19 in a metal building in the back yard about 75 feet from the house. That said, though the building is reasonably tight, we remove the cushions and all food, paper goods etc and store them in the house. We mask off the vents and openings and then put mothballs in the buildings and camper cupboards. We don't mind the odor and it only takes a few days to air out as we are doing spring prep. I like glue boards around the doors of the building too. Might all be overkill but we did this for 21 years with the fold down and it's always worked for us. Mice are my enemy and I trap them in my other garages. I like the goo in a Snicker bar for bait. They reef on it and then it's lights out. I was a licensed nuisance control operator ( Illinois) for over ten years and have studied wildlife about every day of my life. Stay at it and never let a skunk raise his tail.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:52 PM   #17
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Dave, I've read that smells (Dryer sheets, mothballs, Fresh Cab.) deterring mice is a myth, true or untrue?
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I'd go with one of the 3M marine products. They have a line of products for different applications. Some are for various degrees of restoration and protection. Some are just protection.
Thanks gbaglo
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Dave, I've read that smells (Dryer sheets, mothballs, Fresh Cab.) deterring mice is a myth, true or untrue?
I check Rumor has it : snopes.com
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We live in Surrey. Storage conditions vary even on the same property. Because we are forced to store our trailer on the north side of our property, in the shade of our house, everything grows a green slime by spring. Each spring I would have to get on the roof of our old stick trailer and clean not only the rubber roof, but all the slots and crannies around the vents and such. We got a cover for our Escape 21 for just over $200 and hope it saves us the big cleanup for a few years.
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