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Old 01-21-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Seagulls on roof at the beach -help

Any ideas how to deter them? I go without my husband so I would be afraid to walk on the roof to out something up there. if I put something attached to the ladder that blew in the wind would that work for the entire length? We have. 2104 Sierra 376BHOK
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:57 AM   #2
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Seagulls probably will need a couple of moving items to keep them away, but mostly they seem to be attracted to food, so if there is an trash container nearby get it moved or get yourself moved.
Are they damaging the roof?
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Put a plastic owl on a pole that is just taller than the roof.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:05 AM   #5
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While a great idea, I suggest an 8 foot wood dowel pole instead of steel conduit. Without an adequate ground, I would think it would be a lighting rod on the beach.

The pole can also be sectioned and connected with a PVC "joint" as I did for my flag pole and WiFi antenna.
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While a great idea, I suggest an 8 foot wood dowel pole instead of steel conduit. Without an adequate ground, I would think it would be a lighting rod on the beach.

The pole can also be sectioned and connected with a PVC "joint" as I did for my flag pole and WiFi antenna.
I was gonna say wood but I was worried she might have trouble with the weight.
And you are correct about the ground wire.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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I was gonna say wood but I was worried she might have trouble with the weight.
And you are correct about the ground wire.
I put a "ladder flagpole mount" on the ladder and used a 1 inch 8 foot long dowel (then cut in half) bought from ACE Hardware. They sell 1/2 and 3/4 inch ones too if you don't want to put a wind sock or flag on it.
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I put a "ladder flagpole mount" on the ladder and used a 1 inch 8 foot long dowel (then cut in half) bought from ACE Hardware. They sell 1/2 and 3/4 inch ones too if you don't want to put a wind sock or flag on it.
My family owned a Ace for 30 years!! I sold many of the dowels..

We saw someone with a really tall flag pole & I wonder if that's why they did it. My husband said the movement had to be felt in the camper. We try to get a spot close to the beach so it's very windy. I would love to have a windsock.

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Seagulls probably will need a couple of moving items to keep them away, but mostly they seem to be attracted to food, so if there is an trash container nearby get it moved or get yourself moved.
Are they damaging the roof?
We haven't looked but next time I will. I'm sure there is lots of poop
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I would definitely do something to scare them of. When we lived on the coast I saw them tear up & off vinyl car roofs...........



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