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stokkeland

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We are completely new to RV'ing - just got a gerogetown class A motorhome, and getting familiar with things while at home, spending lots of time on internet, forums, blogs, youtube etc learning things.
One thing i have not found anything on, so perhaps it is not a valid concern - is how to plug up an access hole while at a camp site. It has 4" and 6" access holes for power and water and sewer, it would appear to me that if in say Florida at a site, hooked up, I should try to pad these holes with something to prevent critters and roaches and such easy access to inside the belly?

i can stick some rags in it, but was thinking maybe here was some products out there to quickly seal it or something.

Any advice is helpful - thank you

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You can cut pieces of foam to fit around the sewer hose and power cable to seal off the holes. I used 2" foam to cut the foam as I needed it. The foam is flexible enough so that if you cut it a little too large it will still compress and seal the opening.
Since we traveled a lot in the Winter, I would only hook up the water and sewer when needed to empty the black and grey water and to fill the fresh water. Then I used the screw in covers to fill the holes or you can also cut solid foam inserts if you do not have the screw on covers.

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What I've always done is soak a rag and wrap it around the exit hoses etc. as tight as I can. Once it dries, it makes a formidable barrier to the critters. If there is an ant/bug problem then I liberally spray or soak the rag with the appropriate bug killer to keep them out....Dennis


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Use some of that expansion foam used for insulation.


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Thank you rgatijnet1 and Executive - I didnt think of just cutting some foam to fit and using deterrents to fit environment, may combine your proposals even [emoticon]

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Posted: 05/27/19 05:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Expansion foam is permanent

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While my RV is sleeping for the winter, I make sure to use steel wool in any holes that mice can get into, not sure if that would work for bugs though.. Maybe if sprayed with repellent?


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