Compact Jr Carnage.... - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-14-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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Compact Jr Carnage....

Hadn't popped the top of my camper in a few weeks. this afternoon I discovered these critters had taken roost.

they love to get in under the pop top.

it is amazing just how fast wasp/hornet killer sprays go to work!

maybe i'll try a light spray around the edges as a deterrent.

this hasn't been the year of the camper, too many distractions so far.

but hope to get in a short trip later this month and hopefully in September and October.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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Yuck. I had that problem with my boat when I left it sitting- they'd get into the cabin through the smallest openings.

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Old 08-15-2016, 12:08 PM   #3
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Be aware that the wasp-hornet spray could have a detrimental effect on the surfaces or fabrics of your camper. No direct experience here. Separately, I hear a can of wasp-hornet spray on the bedside table can be an effective tool at deterring two-legged intruders. Probably applies more to tent & tent trailer campers, who can't lock their doors. Have you ever seen how far the hornet spray will shoot a concentrated stream? I know not everyone wants to pack a pistol. Uh, no direct experience here, either. Just don't confuse it with your breath spray!
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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You can blast the nest out of there with a water jet nozzle, no need for chemical warfare.

Do you have a bulb type of edge seal on your pop up lid? As the roof is not totally flat. The outside corners of the lid do not touch the roof because the roof has a slope from the center towards the edges to allow water to run off but the lid does not follow that sloped roof contour.

Part of my pop top renovation included adding a bulb gasket seal. I ordered mine from an Ebay seller. Because the bulb is hollow it will follow the change of contour without adding a lot of thickness.
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