Rodents

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  1. johnnerontheroad

    johnnerontheroad Read Only Funster

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    Can you insure against rodent damage to your M/H?

    Dave
     
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    that should come under fully comp insurance but the claim may turn out expensive in future premiums.

    theres always a company somewhere that will insure against all and any risks, just finding one is the problem ..and at a price. :Angry:
     
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    Hi John
    i read somewhere that a tugger had his wires to his auto gearbox bitten through while on a site, and it cost him to be fixed. i don't know about your enquiry but it shows it can happen. Pete:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    This usually works and doesn,t affect your no claims
     

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    now thats not humane


    you will get your fingers caught
    pushing the spring back for his mates
     
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    Happened to a Warden on a site in Scotland, they did quite a bit of damage to the wiring in their motorhome while on site. Cost quite a few pounds to put right. They only found it when they came to move at the end of season.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    No but it holds them still long enough for me to shoot them humanely :RollEyes:
     
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    :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

    Jock.
     
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    Don't think so. We had a family in our Autotrail when we had it on storage on a farm we even took them to Paignton on holiday some 150 miles. we had acorns under the bunks and loads of sponge bits under the drivers seat put traps down the B-----s even took the chocolate off the traps. We were the sites entertainment every morning a crowd gathered to to see if the traps caught anything. But I had the blighter's I melted the chocolate on the traps and Hey Presto GOT THEM. Needless to say on the way home we called into Cheslton Motorhomes and changed the Autotrail for a Burstner which we can keep at home.
    Maureen
     
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    our insurance is several mouse poison sachets left in the lockers and out of the way places behind units inside-------------some people say that a body rotting in the RV would be unbearable, but we have been attacked by rodents in the past---------we will take the chance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the bait is still intact up to now!!!!!!!!!
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    i have taken mice to maroc twice .i,m sure they live in the boxes of wine from lidl. bacon rind on the traps i find works best. took one over and back got him /her when outside gib .its journey ended . didnt do alot of damage but kept eating potatoes n tomatoes. must have been a veggie mouse. ha ha
     
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    If you look closely at the photo I put on, Roland rat was just sinking his teeth into some bacon rind . I put the trap in the tree because he was nicking the bird food.










    My Humane Killer
     

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    Have had great fun trying to blast the little critters with the 12 bore, only problem is now does anybody know how to fill holes in the furniture and wardrobes.:Rofl1: :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Read my earlier post, put them in the trap first, then creep up and shoot them :thumb:
     
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    I have seen insurance policies that specifically ban rodent damage claims but have never seen one that allows them, but as a previous poster said you can get cover for most things at a cost.:Blush:
     
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    VWALAN, were you known as ALI BABA GRAND JALABA in Morocco by any chance ?
     
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    hi vindiboy .you are speaking to the grand djalaba .come forward and identify your self. i have seen a namementioned but only have a vague idea who you might be. i cant hide anywhere with my truck every body knows it. hello who ever you are. inshallah.
     
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    rats and mice like a saucer of antifreeze with somebait in it. do not use if foxes or hedge hogs nearby as they like it too.
     
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    We have had dry provisions plundered in the past, when laid up but as above we also now leave out a drink of antifreeze when MH is not in use, just in case.
    Will not cure them getting in but curtails how long they are with us.
     
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    Hi Alan, we met on the beach wild camping near AGADIR, there was a wedding on the beach and the cops kicked us off the night before, and then the next day we were all back and watched the show, your dog ran away because of the gunfire from the Bedoins in the show, we met again a couple of days later in the Supermarket car park and good news you had got your dog back. I have some pictures of your van somewhere but can't find them at the moment, these pictures were taken on the beach where we met .
     

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