How to deal with uninvited guests
Sometimes they come. If you aren’t battling an ant invasion in your RV at the moment and would like to prevent the war from happening in the first place, you’ll want to find a way to prevent them from getting into your RV.
You can create a barrier around the rig. Just sprinkling a ring of Comet cleaning solution around the entire site. This repels the ants and they refuse to cross the line. Be aware however, that this ring will need to be reapplied every time it rains. Additionally, it is important to keep young children and pets away from the Comet
Ants hate peppermint oil, and diffusing this particular oil may keep them at bay. If diffusing it doesn’t help, try putting a few drops of peppermint essential oil on several cotton balls. Place these cotton balls in various places throughout the camper in order to try to keep the bugs away.
You can also try a solution of 50/50 white vinegar and water. Coat your jacks, wheels, and fresh water hose—along with any other things that the ants could use as a way to get into your rig. This will keep the help keep little buggers from entering your RV
The final battle
If you are overrun with ants and none of the tips above are fixing the issue, it’s time.This is the last action before you turn to bug bombs and spraying inside of your RV, but it almost always does the trick.Use cornmeal! Put it in various places around your camper, you’re essentially feeding the little pests to death. This is because the cornmeal—which they will gather up and take back to their queen—expands inside of the ants when they drink water. This causes their internal organs to rupture, and results in their death, making this a very effective way to rid your self of ants..
FOOD STORAGE AND CLEANING
To ensure the ants won’t get to food in your rig, put any opened food into airtight containers. This includes dry goods such as cereals, chips, cookies, and even oats. Make sure all packaging is closed after every use, and clean the sides of jars of any drips.
Simply putting food away doesn’t help if crumbs, drips, and dirty dishes are left out as an ant buffet. For this reason, you are going to need to sweep after every meal, continuously wipe down counters and tabletops, and wash the dishes as soon as they are used. Additionally, you will want to take out the trash at least once a day, and more often if you notice the ants feasting in your trash can.
Info found in article: *The Best Way to get rid of ants in your RV By Chelsea Gonsales
Whats That smell?
When your total square footage is less than a small apartment then keeping it odor-less can be a true challenge.
There can be unpleasant smells in the bathroom.The toilet has a black tank directly under it collecting all “deposits”.It is emptied and flushed between renters but it is still a container that’s only function is to store poo.It is also something that is not easily ventilated.We do our best to combat this with regular tank flushing’s and septic tablets.Your camper should be stocked with them.We cannot guarantee you will not notice a smell. Feel free to add a tab or two if something is lingering.And then, when you have to go #2 you will want to turn the fan OFF (as it pulls the smells up), Flush with the lid down and turn the fan on as you leave.We wish you happy flushing!
One last note in regards to WATER USAGE if your not at a full hookup campsite. Keep in mind its very easy to use all your fresh water and fill your grey tank in 2-3 days. Holdings tanks typically only hold around 30 gallons and a couple showers lasting several minutes can use all your fresh water or fill your grey tank. It’s best to try and use the bathrooms and showers provided by the campground as much as possible. You’ll notice many state and federal parks have no septic hookups but they have showers. This is for the simple fact that they are expecting you to use their showers and toilets to avoid filling your holding tanks.