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Old 12-09-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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What about storage?

I don't have an Escape yet but if/when I get one, it will have to be stored outside during winter. What are your experiences with outside storage? Do you have to worry about mold? Mice?
I'm in the Vancouver, BC area so it's pretty wet here in winter.
I currently have a pop-up but it's small enough that I can store it inside in the winter.
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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I've had mildew in a past trailer, but not mold, no idea why, had the vent and a window part way open. No problems with the Escape as yet. Tried the DampRid tubs from the hardware store but they freeze solid and stay that way till spring around here.

I use precautions against mice but have never seen indications of them in the trailers. The shed and he house is another matter.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:06 PM   #4
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Fresh cab packets works great for mice. Smells like balsam...
We use it in our outbuildings, vehicles and boat during the winter.

Their product is satisfaction guaranteed...their customer service will also assist you to eliminate or prevent a problem.

We swear by it and we live in the woods with lots of mice. So far so good...
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:13 PM   #5
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Not familiar with this product but here's a link:

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent (4 Pouch Box) Net Wt. 10 Ounce
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:23 PM   #6
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That's it!

And those of you who do the Facebook thing...their "site" gives away a 12 pack a month...usually around the 13-15th.

Apparently the mice dont like the smell...so if they manage to get into the area...they won't stay!

They were living in our outbuilding aka bunkhouse before we moved here. It was actually quite gross. Two packets right near the door...and each corner...has kept them out!

Not one poop to be found!

And if you're not 100% satisfied...they will refund your money!
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:42 PM   #7
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"For preventative use in non-infested areas, simply place one pouch for every 125 sq. feet, scent lasts up to 90 days. For use in currently infested areas, increase use to 1 pouch per 8 sq. feet of floor space and replace every 30 days."

Not bad if it works as advertised.
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Fresh cab packets works great for mice. Smells like balsam...
We use it in our outbuildings, vehicles and boat during the winter.

Their product is satisfaction guaranteed...their customer service will also assist you to eliminate or prevent a problem.

We swear by it and we live in the woods with lots of mice. So far so good...
Not balsam woods, then?
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We store our 19 outside and uncovered. After winterizing we leave the max vent open a crack. We remove all clothes, sheets and towels but leave in the seats and bed. We do nothing more. There isn't any power available where it is stored and we do not visit it it so emptying a moisture collector is not practical. For 4 winters now and we have not had any mildew or mould.
Also we let the solar panel keep the batteries charged.
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Not balsam woods, then?

I wish...love the balsam fir scent. We actually have Yankee candle balsam fir to make the house smell like Christmas.

Padlin- As long as you can still smell the scent on the fresh cab...it's still working. We change them out every 6 months. For the vehicles we only use one....you know mice like to chew wires!
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