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Old 01-05-2016, 01:56 PM   #31
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Our trailer's being stored, outside, in Mission for the winter. It's been 1.5 months stored, with the cabinet doors open, cushions stored like gbaglo posted.

No windows or fan open, and when I checked it last week the Dri-Z-Air container had less than 30 cc of water accumulated.
Likewise at the end of October I stored my 2014 17B, no cover, with the vents/windows closed. I did remove all the contents and upholstery, and opened all cupboard doors and storage lids. I have emptied the 2 Dri-Z-Air containers twice up until last Wednesday each time each one was approx. 1/3 full. Each time I checked the wall, floor and cupboard surfaces and they were bone dry. My trailer is stored uncovered in an open air storage facility just outside of Parksville.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:41 PM   #32
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It is 26 degrees outside, the heater is on the pond and BlackJack, outside in the yard, is plugged in with 43 degrees inside.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #33
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Worth mentioning; last winter I followed the same process that I detailed previously, the trailer was stored at the end of September until early May. The trailer was dry each time I visited to maintain the Dri-Z-Air containers. The exterior surfaces had minor mildew and dirt on them particularly around the belly band, however the trailer cleaned up nicely when polished looking like new again when I prepared it for the first camping trip in May.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:46 AM   #34
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BlackJack sits outside, uncovered but plugged in. I have a 100 watt heater on and check it weekly. No mold, mice, ever. The nice thing with this method is we can go camping with little preparation, turn on refer, hook up an go. This weekend it will be near 70.....campfire camping weather.
Do you leave your heater on 24/7? Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:31 PM   #35
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Do you leave your heater on 24/7? Thanks.
Yes, when it was below 40 degrees it would turn on. It had a thermostat that should have turned it off once it warmed up during the days. My electric seemed to be a bit higher in the winter.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:22 PM   #36
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Has anyone found signs of mice in an Escape?

I just re-read this thread and would like to know if anyone has had trouble with mice inside an Escape trailer. From the posts I would say no, but of course not everyone posted.
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Nope. None. I have posted pix of the area where power cord enters trailer ( potential access point, I guess ). No evidence.
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Never had mice in any trailer, but I keep putting out traps and baits come winter storage.
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They do refer to it as a mouse hole, but the more common problem is with ants entering there. We had that happen at a Beach campground with our first Scamp, big ants! Went home and did the removable power cord mod. Never had a pull out cord since.
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I just re-read this thread and would like to know if anyone has had trouble with mice inside an Escape trailer. From the posts I would say no, but of course not everyone posted.
Soak cotton balls in peppermint oil (from heslth food store) and put on a plate on the floor or counter. Refresh cotton balls every two weeks. Trailer will smell minty fresh and mice HATE peppermint.

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They do refer to it as a mouse hole, but the more common problem is with ants entering there. We had that happen at a Beach campground with our first Scamp, big ants! Went home and did the removable power cord mod. Never had a pull out cord sinc.
Next time you get asked "paper or plastic" take the plastic. Stuff a plastic bag around the cord in the mousehole. The tighter it is packed, the better. It will keep out ants. However, the removeable cord option is even better because you don't have to remember to plug the open parts of the mousehole.
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