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Old 09-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Here's one for you. I was inspecting my roof seam caulking and happened to glance at the caulking around the Kingdome mount bolts and the batwing. Large quantities were gone and apparently the thief is some kind of rodent.

Kazillions of little teeth marks like the stuff was cheese or peanut butter. I'll get up there and remove the rest and replace with Eternabond.

Has anybody had this happen? I guess it happened in the storage yard and will maybe put a plastic owl or plastic snake on the roof next storage period.

I'm gonna work under the assumption that the little critter met a slow and painful death from being bound up!!!
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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Here's one for you. I was inspecting my roof seam caulking and happened to glance at the caulking around the Kingdome mount bolts and the batwing. Large quantities were gone and apparently the thief is some kind of rodent.

Kazillions of little teeth marks like the stuff was cheese or peanut butter. I'll get up there and remove the rest and replace with Eternabond.

Has anybody had this happen? I guess it happened in the storage yard and will maybe put a plastic owl or plastic snake on the roof next storage period.

I'm gonna work under the assumption that the little critter met a slow and painful death from being bound up!!!
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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Oh man - at least the critters aren't inside (yet..) Never heard of that but at our last house in Florida, squirrels chewed up 110V Romex I ran in the gazebo for lights and a paddlefan. Funny thing was the outer sheath was chewed, the white (neutral) was chewed, but not too many bite marks on the black (hot.)
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John_Canfield:
Oh man - at least the critters aren't inside (yet..) Never heard of that but at our last house in Florida, squirrels chewed up 110V Romex I ran in the gazebo for lights and a paddlefan. Funny thing was the outer sheath was chewed, the white (neutral) was chewed, but not too many bite marks on the black (hot.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


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Old 09-13-2008, 05:17 PM   #5
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Squirrels and chipmunks are notorious chewers ...

Squirrels have destroyed the wiring for my utility trailer, the hose for my propane grill, and the wiring for my christmas tree lights in an arbavitae tree ...

You must be parking near trees ... I doubt if they can climb the sides of your rig ...
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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I'll bet it IS squirrels. I'm parked right near a big apple tree and limbs are above the m/h but up pretty high. I guess I'll look for the squirrel with the hang glider under his /her arm or a parachute. Little buggers!
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:24 AM   #7
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We have a tree hanging over ours, and just under the overhang (rear ladder area), I had the same thing. Re-sealed the area and trimmed the overhang back and no more problems (so far!). We do have lots of squirrels.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:17 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CHIPPYSGT:
I'll bet it IS squirrels. I'm parked right near a big apple tree and limbs are above the m/h but up pretty high. I guess I'll look for the squirrel with the hang glider under his /her arm or a parachute. Little buggers! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes...there is a type of squirrel know as the "EXTREME" Squirrel. You might have one in that tree.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:05 AM   #9
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We have a continual problem with Chipmunks chewing the heat tapes we have in our eave-trough down spouts. I have to install new ones every fall. I think they enjoy eating electrical wiring.

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Old 09-14-2008, 11:32 AM   #10
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OMG - BIGFOOT the chimpmunk???? I wonder?
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I agree the problem is squirrels. We watch the squirrles jump from tree to screening and back again. It is amazing how far they can jump.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:08 PM   #12
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A few years ago in the San Diego area we heard things pecking on the roof. They were big, black crows! Then I realized what the other noise was - their claws as they hopped around on the roof. We found that if we bumped on the ceiling when we heard them they would fly away.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ding-a-ling:
A few years ago in the San Diego area we heard things pecking on the roof. They were big, black crows! Then I realized what the other noise was - their claws as they hopped around on the roof. We found that if we bumped on the ceiling when we heard them they would fly away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hi Frank... we first heard birds walking on the roof in Alaska. It was a real puzzle at first for us and it drove the two cats absolutely bonkers. The younger one would run from the front to the rear of the coach several times looking out the windows for the source of the noise.
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This last summer we werein Branson. I happened to glance up and a squirrel was climbing up the front screen on my windshield---looked like Spiderman up there, all spread eagled.

I couldn't resist---yep, I turned on my windshield wipers!

Squirrel went a'flyin'!
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