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Old 05-02-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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Birds in the pin box

Pulled out and arrived at campsite. I can hear the babies chirping. Not much I can do about that at this point, but what have others done to prevent birds from nesting in the pin box that still allows storage of the tow cable?
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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I anticipated something getting in there so filled the area with expansion foam and trimmed off excess once hardened. My big worry was wasps.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:35 PM   #3
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What do you do with the cable?
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How about a rubber snake? Just move it around about once a week.
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Birds in the pin box

I stuff a large piece of foam rubber packing in the hole.
I have ruined a lot of bird lives over the years, this seems to work.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
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I stuff a large piece of foam rubber packing in the hole.
I have ruined a lot of bird lives over the years, this seems to work.
I like this idea. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #7
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I covered mine with sections of Corplast held in place with heavy-duty Velcro. My biggest problem is the birds nesting in the space under the slide toppers. I fill that void with Small foam footballs and put whirly-gigs at the ends.
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So far, no problems with birds nesting in the pin box, but I did find a nest in the spare tire cover.
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I have been expecting to find a bird nest for the past 5 years, but not one "yet". I have also been expecting a wasp nest or two - no joy there either. I'm just lucky I guess.

I did find a nest on top of an aircraft engine a few years back, but removed it prior to flight. Could have been interesting.
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We had a nest once after winter storage. I cut a small piece of screen and two pieces of small dowel. the dowels are just a bit longer than the opening is wide so they compress or bend in place to hold the screen in place. Ever since no more problems its light easy to install and remove to stuff the cable in place and stores easily in the propane tank cabinet.
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