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Old 05-14-2022, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Undercoating for Mice Protection?

We recently put down a deposit on a 2021 GS Vintage Cruiser 19ERD. We have never had a trailer before, so we are very new to this world. Part of the sales pitch we got included an option to undercoat the trailer with a "vulcanized rubber-based coating" that allegedly provides some protection against stones, etc. and acts as rodent deterrent by filling in common entry points. This treatment is not cheap - running about $800 (Canadian).


My inclination is to avoid this option - feels a lot like an undercoating pitch for a new car. But i thought I'd post here for some expert opinions. I know 'mice in the RV' is a topic that comes up a lot and I know its something I should keep in mind.


Does anyone have experience with this kind of trailer undercoating? Is this a legit thing? Am I better off just using the standard approaches to mice-proofing on my own?
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Old 05-15-2022, 09:21 AM   #2
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My first thought is to RUN. My opinion is that it will add weight to your camper and lessen the weight in your wallet. You can crawl underneath the camper with a can of expanding foam and fill in voids yourself. JMO
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:58 PM   #3
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My first thought is to RUN. My opinion is that it will add weight to your camper and lessen the weight in your wallet. You can crawl underneath the camper with a can of expanding foam and fill in voids yourself. JMO

My feelings exactly! Like I say, I'm new to RVing so keeping an open mind, but RUN was my first thought.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:04 AM   #4
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We recently put down a deposit on a 2021 GS Vintage Cruiser 19ERD. We have never had a trailer before, so we are very new to this world. Part of the sales pitch we got included an option to undercoat the trailer with a "vulcanized rubber-based coating" that allegedly provides some protection against stones, etc. and acts as rodent deterrent by filling in common entry points. This treatment is not cheap - running about $800 (Canadian).


My inclination is to avoid this option - feels a lot like an undercoating pitch for a new car. But i thought I'd post here for some expert opinions. I know 'mice in the RV' is a topic that comes up a lot and I know its something I should keep in mind.


Does anyone have experience with this kind of trailer undercoating? Is this a legit thing? Am I better off just using the standard approaches to mice-proofing on my own?
We have a 2019 19erd. There are very few holes in the floor to the exterior, and they should already be filled with spray foam stuff. I don’t think the under coating is needed. We have 20,000 miles on ours so far and the undercarriage basically looks like new.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:36 AM   #5
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We have a 2019 19erd. There are very few holes in the floor to the exterior, and they should already be filled with spray foam stuff. I donít think the under coating is needed. We have 20,000 miles on ours so far and the undercarriage basically looks like new.

Thank you for this! We decided against the undercoating and your post makes me more confident in that decision.
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