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buzz
 buzz
(@buzz)
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Joined: 12 months ago
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Proud owner of LGM but have had problems with bugs getting inside at night. Have looked for holes and ways in, but can’t see obvious insect access point. Think it might be the window screens. Very frustrating to be inside my LGM with lights on and bugs everywhere. Any others have this experience?  Any solutions to this pesty problem?  Thanks for input, Buzz


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TexasLGmax
(@texaslgmax)
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Hey Buzz!  Do you still have this same problem when the windows are closed?  If you do, they're coming in elsewhere and I suggest you get underneath.  One of the best recommendations I received when we bought our LGM was to get underneath with a can of spray foam and fill every single hole you find.  There are a number of penetration points with questionable sealing.  This was mostly for water coming in from a wet road, but it works well for bugs too.  The undercarriage is closest to the ground and pesky critters.  The floor board sits on a metal frame and has a flange that comes over the side edge and screws into the floor plywood.  Make sure it's not missing any screws, is tight and sealed around the entire perimeter.  These screws will loosen over time and fall out causing a gap.  I also check the seals around windows and anything external.  If needed, I reapply silicone sealer.  NOW check your screens.    I have also used the spray Home Bug Protector or similar from Home Depot along all the floor and in all cubbies.  Just keeps the pests at bay especially if you store it outdoors.  I store in a large storage garage and still there are bugs of all types.  Once or twice a year, especially summer, I bomb the inside of the storage unit.  This kills just about anything in there before I go to use the unit.  Just air it out first.  I'm in Texas, so our winters, accept for this last one, don't generally kill everything, so we have to keep up with preventative bug maintenance.  Just some ideas.  Hope that helps.  


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buzz
 buzz
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@texaslgmax

Doesn’t  seem to be a problem with windows closed. Big culprit is noseeums. Very small and attracted to lights. Also the occasional moth. I’ll check on undercarriage. Good idea. Still think something about black screens allowing small holes for access. Any thoughts on screens?  Thanks for your input. Buzz


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TexasLGmax
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Our screens seem to be working fine.  There is the possibility of replacing the screens with a smaller holed screen.  Haven't looked at doing this on the RV, but maybe it will be easier than I think.


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