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The Muzza's

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I have been told I have special blood that attracts the blood sucking insects "the mosquito". I can fight them out side the camper but some how these little buggers are entering our camper waking you up with their "unique noise". Has anyone else had issues of these getting on some how? We do an inspection before going to bed and we close the rear door, we even closed the fridge, no windows are open, but some how we keep getting these visitors.
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From the sleepless Muzza's with itchy lumps.

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Drink more red wine.

If it's that bad, you may have to suspend some mozzie net over the bed.  Somebody else may have a better solution.

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We use various types of the auto mozzie/bug repellant sprays that you get refill cans for. If you haven't tried them, all the major insect spray companys do them and they work a treat in creating a zone around you and the trailer (unless it is blowing a gale of course). Supermarkets or hardware stores have them.
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Give VIX vapour rub a go if you can stand it , I know its potent but it works .

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The Muzza's

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These are all good ideas especially the wine drinking.
But I was hoping that other people had these problem and have found where they were getting in.

Please let me know if you know of this solution.

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Hi The Muzzas

The most obvious place that the mozzies are entering would be through a hole in the canvas. By this I mean where the canvas does not attach properly at hinge points ie bed ends.

However, the other main entry point that is often overlooked will be where the roof is hinged. There is nothing sealing from the inside/outside. If you put your roof up, you will be able to pass things under the gap.

Hope this steers you in the right direction.

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Anthony





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Hmm
Mozzies always a problem. They love my wife so I am OK. [smile]
Our 490 has all of the top hinge area velcrowed so no problem.
We however always have the mozzie screen doors down, even during the day.

Hope this helps

Klaus

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Anthony, it sounds like you may have a piece of canvas missing.

While I have had to glue and pot rivet the Velcro to the roof to secure it, there is no gap what so ever at the hinge end or anywhere around the roof for that matter.

Do you have any pics of the gap you speak of.
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No the roof lining is intact. It has the piece that comes down off the roof and attaches with Velcro to the top of the facia above the beds.

The gap (to pass things under) I am talking about is if you remove this piece of fabric. At the end of this piece of fabric where it butts up to the green canvas is a gap. This is where the mosses/midges will get in.

Moisture (condensation) will gather on the flat section of the trailer that leads down to the back of the camper making it cool, moist and humid. This is what attracts the little buggers during the day also, given the colour of the trailer is similar to their natural habitat they like it as well (think of where they hide during the day - in amongst the foliage of trees and shrubs -give a tree a rattle during the day when your next out bush) At night, they are attracted to both light and human breathing (apparently it is the gases, mainly CO2 in expelled air). They will sneak in at the very corners where there is no Velcro.

To solve the problem, I spray the area with a surface spray. Because the gap is not big enough for them to fly through, they have to walk over the sprayed area and die. I also spray the edges of the screens at the doorway and the canvas in the pantry.

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Not sure I understand what you mean ?

Obviously the roof lining does not contribute to sealing in any way.

I don't have any "material", only canvas that connects the roof to the "lip" that runs around all 4 side of the camper body. All the canvas velco's to the roof and to this lip and doesn't leave any gaps.

At the hinged end of the roof the canvas piece runs the full width but is only narrow. This is section that I had trouble with. The self adhesive Velcro would not stay secured to roof, until I glued and pot riveted it every 75mm. Needless to say its on there now.

I can take some pic's if it helps.

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The confusion may be in the that I am describing a 490, where as you have a 440.

The 490 roof sock only surrounds three sides. And is attached with Velcro.

Where the roof is hinged above the bed, there is no canvas. The tan internal roof lining is what seals the inside from the outside. But not quite in the corners which is where mozzies get in.

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Yep, thats where the confusion is.....

The 440 uses canvas -






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