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This travel vlog has a little bit of everything. RVing in a dispersed camping area often brings unwanted critters. We finally catch a mouse in our fifth wheel and have an eventful travel day. The day starts off with an unwanted mouse in our fifth wheel. We try to keep a clean and secure house but they still find a way in. Then it's time to move on, stopping at an RV dump station along the way. We provide some tips when dumping your RV and filling your freshwater. Picking a VERY remote RV boondocking location might have been a bad idea, when we arrive the spot is taken! We hope you enjoy the video. Please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!
We've been parked for several weeks at a rural CG in eastern PEI. The sites are on grass in the middle of a field a few hundred feet from a river. One evening a couple of days ago we saw a mouse running across the floor as were watching TV. Needless to say this didn't sit well with either of us and the next morning we were on our way to the local hardware store to buy some traps. The traps were effective, but they also alerted us to the fact that we weren't dealing with a single mouse, but, potentially, a family. So I began the quest to figure out how they were getting in. I assumed that they were coming into the "house" from the basement and by putting bait around the basement it didn't take long to see that they were coming in through the "port" where my drinking water hose enters. In our MH the water hose comes through a small port in the floor of the water bay. Since I'm using a reinforced hose from the RV Water Filter Store, the diameter difference between the port ID and the hose OD can't be more than a half inch, if it's even that. Well, for those who may recall articles that said that a mouse could squeeze through a quarter-inch opening, this was pretty good evidence that they can! After another trip to the store I came back with some stainless steel dish washing scruffies, one of which is on the hose below the port while the other has been stuffed into the space between the port walls and the hose from the inside of the water bay. No mouse is going to get past these defenses! Anyway, I guess it's surprising that we've not had such a problem in the 4+ years we've been RVing, but suffice it to say our scruffies will always be in use from now on! Anyone have a need for a few extra mousetraps? PS Don't waste your money on those new-fangled electronic mouse traps. To appease my DW we bought one. The score so far is "hair trigger, modern version of old-fashioned traps": 3 kills; electronic trap: ZERO