1:30 AM and it sounds like a freight train is in our RV! Both Anne and I bolt out of bed. What the heck is happening!? I quickly deduce it’s coming from the RVs gas furnace. Great Our heater is busted. Last summer I had removed it to take a look at its inner workings and clean it out, so luckily knew precisely how to pull it out. It was a cold night, so I decided to investigate immediately.
I had a sneaking suspicion it may be a mouse caught up in the squirrel cage fan. We had just left Joshua Tree National Park where we had a few late night scurrying visitors to the rig. I had set traps but came up empty. Sure enough, once I got the furnace out of its enclosure, there it was, our suicidal rodent wedged in the fan blades. RIP.