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Old 11-01-2013, 05:47 AM   #85
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When I talked with the guy, he wasn't sure if they had ever made a cover for a ParkLiner. So I'm gonna measure mine every which way from Sunday, and send them measurements. We'll see where it goes from there. I suggested to the fellow that once we got one, other ParkLine owners might be interested. I don't know if they would give a group rate Brian, unless we had maybe 5 or more of us ParkLine owners willing to jump right in. My impression is that a cover from these folks will run over 500 bucks, maybe 600 or more. I'm willing to be the guinea pig...

Long day today, got a big meeting at 5, great way to end a week.

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Old 11-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #86
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Question on "mud dauber" screens

I got screens for the furnace and frig, but what is the thing above the frig, right under the kitchen window? Do I need some sort of pest screen for that as well?

Sorry to be so ignorant and lazy...

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Old 11-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #87
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I got screens for the furnace and frig, but what is the thing above the frig, right under the kitchen window? Do I need some sort of pest screen for that as well?

Sorry to be so ignorant and lazy...

Off to work I go!

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That's the exhaust vent for the refrigerator. I know that Tim Woods slides hardware cloth up behind his to keep out the mice during the winter. I will probably do the same but pull the screens out during the camping season so the air flow is not restricted. I checked the specs on the 1/8" hardware cloth I put on the air inlet for the refrigerator and found that air flow is reduced by about 1/3. I'll probably take those screens off during the camping season as well. I am more worried about mice than anything else. I once found all the fringe missing from an old patio umbrella in the garage and packed into the air cleaner on our jeep.
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That's the exhaust vent for the refrigerator. I know that Tim Woods slides hardware cloth up behind his to keep out the mice during the winter. I will probably do the same but pull the screens out during the camping season so the air flow is not restricted. I checked the specs on the 1/8" hardware cloth I put on the air inlet for the refrigerator and found that air flow is reduced by about 1/3. I'll probably take those screens off during the camping season as well. I am more worried about mice than anything else. I once found all the fringe missing from an old patio umbrella in the garage and packed into the air cleaner on our jeep.
So the frig has two vents? Yes, it is mice that have me concerned as well Brian. One of the other things I will do soon is mount a 30 amp RV plug directly into the side of the trailer, one of those ones you screw the cord into. I really don't like having an open hole a power cord runs through that any small thing that walks or slithers can come into my trailer right under my bed!

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So the frig has two vents? Yes, it is mice that have me concerned as well Brian. One of the other things I will do soon is mount a 30 amp RV plug directly into the side of the trailer, one of those ones you screw the cord into. I really don't like having an open hole a power cord runs through that any small thing that walks or slithers can come into my trailer right under my bed!

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I'm planning the same mod myself.
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Our trailer is unoccupied for part of the summer. I place a tray of Decon on the floor. So far it's never been disturbed. If it is, problem solved.

We similarly do the same in the cellar. Their they get eaten but no mice in the house. Decon makes them thirsty and they usually go outside to seek water and die
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Our trailer is unoccupied for part of the summer. I place a tray of Decon on the floor. So far it's never been disturbed. If it is, problem solved.

We similarly do the same in the cellar. Their they get eaten but no mice in the house. Decon makes them thirsty and they usually go outside to seek water and die
If only it worked that way. The active ingredient in Decon is Brodifacoum, a kind of super warfarin aka coumadin like I take every day to prevent blood clots. It doesn't make you thirsty, it reduces the clotting factor in the little beasties blood. Since mice have a propensity for squeezing through small spaces and chewing on things, they get a lot of bruises, cuts and nicks. If they have consumed Decon they will bleed internally and die.

My experience with Decon is that they sometimes hoard it like seeds. I once found an old baseball cap on the top shelf in my front hall closet half filled with pellets of Decon. All the decon bait boxes were in my cellar or garage. Also, when they did consume enough to die it seems that they always managed to find their way into some wall cavity for a final resting place. It take weeks for the carcass to dry out and the stink to go away.

I am now a confirmed trap man. Bait them with peanut butter and check at least every two days.
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You might need to find something else now Norm.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #94
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Cover & 30 amp RV inlet

Well, this morning we were all over the ParkLiner to get the dimensions and pics Calmark RV Covers needs to give me an estimate on a cover for 006. If this all works out, my cover would fit any other ParkLiner!

Also just ordered the 30 amp RV inlet I'll be installing soon, and the mate for it to attach to the existing 30 amp cable once I remove it. I've done this with trailers before, no big deal.

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Frank, perhaps if you asked Parkliner they would give you the actual plans used for their molds which would help you getting a well fit cover made.
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Thanks Carol, but Calmark specifically asks that we make our own measurements, and NOT to use company specs. Plus I would need to wait!

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Thanks Carol, but Calmark specifically asks that we make our own measurements, and NOT to use company specs. Plus I would need to wait!

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I am interested in a cover too! Can't wait to hear what they say. At least there might be two orders and for them to consider a discount?
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I am interested in a cover too! Can't wait to hear what they say. At least there might be two orders and for them to consider a discount?
I really don't know if they do discounts, but we want one of their covers. They think I "might" be looking at $514 to $560 depending on length (which I get as 12' 2"). So we'll see and I'll keep folks advised. Bottom line is once we figure it out, my specs should work for all ParkLiners.

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