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Old 12-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Birds on top of slide, under topper

My trailer is parked in my drive and I just noticed bird dodo, all down the side of the slideout. [slideout is in, for the winter] Evidently the little birdies are perching on the top edge of the slide, under the slide awning!!!! Anyone else have this problem? What could I do to keep the birds out?

Why didn't they go South, with all the rest of the 'Snowbirds'????
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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You might try hanging some bird deterrent tape around your rig. It's a mylar tape, very thin, lite, and red on one side and silver on the other. It waves in the breeze and the reflection of the red and silver tape seems to keep the birds off. I'm using to keep a woodpecker away that caused extensive damage to my roof.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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How big is the space they are getting in to?
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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I see you spent (39) days in Fl. Maybe the bird that is expelling the (dodo) is a Fl bird You brought back,and is MAD! Load up and go back to FL.and all will be Happy! Youroo!!
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How big is the space they are getting in to?
Too cold and windy today to get the ladder out to measure. I'm kinda thinking of maybe getting a swimming pool noodle and sliding it in, between the awning and the top of the slide.....but where would I be able to buy a 'noodle' in the winter, in Northeast Ohio!!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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I see you spent (39) days in Fl. Maybe the bird that is expelling the (dodo) is a Fl bird You brought back,and is MAD! Load up and go back to FL.and all will be Happy! Youroo!!
I have always loved your sense of humor.....but, not so much right now!!!

Not scheduled to go back to Florida til sometime in Jan or Feb....by then, those darn birdies could have a condo built, large enough for all their buddies and their buddies buddies!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #7
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If you could attach a plastic Owl on the roof of the RV that will probably keep the small birds away.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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Too cold and windy today to get the ladder out to measure. I'm kinda thinking of maybe getting a swimming pool noodle and sliding it in, between the awning and the top of the slide.....but where would I be able to buy a 'noodle' in the winter, in Northeast Ohio!!!
I understand the cold and wind.

If it is not too big blow up a balloon big enough to fit, wrap the balloon in aluminum foil and stuff it in the hole.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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check your local K-Mart, they may have some stocked in their back room. I went down to ask them to check and found two in the back room. I use them to cover my wipers and a short piece to go over generator exhaust where it sticks out from the RV body.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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If you cannot find a pool noodle you could use some Styrofoam. You might be able to pick up some scrap Styrofoam at a building site.
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Good idea caper, pipe insulation.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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What about pipe insulation? It's close to being a pool noodle.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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Just shove some fiberglas insulation without the paper in the holes.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #14
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Too cold and windy today to get the ladder out to measure. I'm kinda thinking of maybe getting a swimming pool noodle and sliding it in, between the awning and the top of the slide.....but where would I be able to buy a 'noodle' in the winter, in Northeast Ohio!!!
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I have trouble with a little Brown Wren. They try to build a nest in the slide topper and in the trailair hitch
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #16
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WOW, what great ideas......pipe insulation, plastic owls, balloons covered in aluminum foil, styrofoam, bird deterrent tape, building insulation....and tips on where to find swimming noodles in the winter---Toys R Us and K Mart!!

I have some left over building insulation, so I'll try that first, and if that doesn't work, I'll just work my way down this great list......THANKS EVERYONE
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Here is the Cadillac of Bird deterrent; a solar powered owl.

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Just shove some fiberglas insulation without the paper in the holes.
Tried your suggestion about using fiberglass insulation, because I had it on-hand. I just happen to have a strip that was just the right size and length, to stuff up in the area right below the slide topper and the slide frame.

Seems to have worked, cause since I put it in place....no more birds or bird poop.
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That should work, good job.
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