Winter Storage – and Critters – TOY Hauling Adventures

Winter Storage – and Critters – TOY Hauling Adventures

Yes, it is that time for us here in some parts of Canada, that we close up the RV for the cold months of winter.

Do you remove all your bedding? Do you use bins and or storage or remove it all? I have found each year that taking all the bedding out of camper all the food everything unless it is in a storage bin that it works well, many staples are fine for cold months and freezing won’t affect them. I leave my mattress open and let it air for winter, and have had some emails about mice infestation. I have been most fortunate and we have had not visitors, I have read and seen some horrific pictures and read stories of the destruction they can do while they make their little homes in our wonderful prized possessions. I believe it matters where your RV is stored, as some articles state that rodents need to be close to their food source so they say within 25 feet, so in your driveway if you park your RV there, well the garbage bins near city homes, are a food source, if you have a pet and store dog food in your home another invite or brings a food source to the area. I am no expert and I do not know but we have been very fortunate where we store our RV and have not had any issues. This year a new owner has taken over the lot and he has other plans so we had to find a new home for the winter and so far the new spot is great it is still close to home but we still wonder how the first winter will be and cross our fingers to no mice infestation.

Many people tell me that the mice eat through the Irish Spring soap that most say really works, the Bounce sheets they eat too! I am not sure but this year I am trying the moth ball thing, I have heard it is a great deterrent. Today we are closing it up as the RV has been moved to the new location and I am hoping that this winter NO little rodents take up residence.

Have you tried the mothball thing with success? What do you do for winter storage?


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