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Birds Flew the Coop

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine


Ever since becoming the owner of a fifth-wheel trailer, I have had to contend with birds building nests in the kingpin box. I first closed the inside of the box with plastic-coated cardboard that I cut down from an old campaign sign and painted black. This worked until the birds got wise and starting building nests on top of the cardboard.
I then looked around the house to see what would completely close the openings. That’s when I spotted a large swimming pool noodle. I measured the openings for length, cut several pieces a little longer to ensure a tight fit and shoved them in place. I have since painted them black to match the kingpin box.

The pool noodles work great, and it was an inexpensive fix.

Keith Simmons | Claremont, North Carolina


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