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Posted: 01/07/19 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2016 Greyhawk and I am still having problems with some critters chewing wires propane lines. In June of 2017 I had to repair gas hose that runs underneath to my frig., and the furnace. Also upon further checking the RV dealer found that something had been chewing wires in and around the self-leveling device. Anyway to make a long story short, I just found another propane tube chewed off. So does anyone have any ideas to fix this problem? I don't know if it is rabbits, mice, or squirrels. But I have mice traps outside on the ground by the tires, I have a live trap right underneath the propane tank. I never had this problem before I bought this Class C. My thought on this is that the 5th wheels I had an enclosure that covered most of the underneath. But it is my opinion, at least with this class c I have is that you can't completely enclose the underneath because of the drive shaft. What do the owners of class A's do? Are they different? I will appreciate any and all opinions/facts to help me through this critter problem.

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I use moth balls in the voids. I use only a couple in each of the areas.
You need to check under the rig for small openings where the vermine are getting in. Seal openings with expanding foam.


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When we lived on an acreage we had pest problems. What seemed to work was to open the engine hood such that it exposed the otherwise covered nesting area to the out side environment. Also, you might try lighting up the area of concern.

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Although I’m in a slightly different situation compared to most owners, I take the unit out at least once a month year round, I get my C (and every other vehicle I own) oil sprayed every fall.

Critters don’t like the spray, it’s after-effects, or the drip line (they each have a permanent dedicated parking space) it leaves on the ground around them, indoors or out.

Beyond that, critters like rabbits don’t climb, and mice only chew stuff that turns into soft bedding.

Chewed lines, wires, etc, are squirrels or rats.

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some wire insulation was made with soy oil and they chew it. sounds like you,ve got some critters who chew any thing. I use peppermint oil and cab fresh don,t have a problem keep after them , are you catching anything in the traps?

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Harvard wrote:

When we lived on an acreage we had pest problems. What seemed to work was to open the engine hood such that it exposed the otherwise covered nesting area to the out side environment. Also, you might try lighting up the area of concern.


X2 I have a trouble light on a timer and hang it under the open hood. I also have a motion sensor scare light mounted on a piece of plywood that goes under the rear of my truck. So far (10 yrs) they have left the truck alone. I still get rats, mice, and pack rats in my snap traps around the property so I know they are still here but they leave the truck alone.

BTW I put my rat traps up off the ground so the rabbits leave them alone but the rats will climb up to them.


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I’ve read that this tape works Tape


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Critter Ridder stopped them from chewing wiring and vacuum hoses on a previous truck. Chewed the wiring 3 different times for about $400 each time until I sprayed with Cridder Ridder. None afterward. Bought at Home Depot.

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There is a product called "Just One Bite". Get it at your local big box store or amazon. Kills them quickly and dogs/cats won't touch it. It looks like square green cubes. Wherever I put them I find them dead not far away.


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Mice and other small rodents can do some nibbling. The problem rodent is the pack rat when it comes to wiring. They can destroy everything. You can repel them with light, conifer boughs and a few other things. Find some traps designed for killing them. Spring rat traps are the cheapest. There is a large battery operated device that works great. Taking out one pack rat will improve the quality of your life. I had one in the engine bay of my Ford diesel.

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