What to Do If You Find a Bird Nest in Your RV Pin Box

You’ve probably heard stories of people getting their RVs out of storage to find droppings and damage from rodents.

Maybe you’ve experienced a line of ants along your kitchen countertop during a camping trip. But have you ever found a nest of eggs in your fifth wheel pin box?

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects over 1,000 bird species and families. Geese, hawks, herons, gulls, owls, flycatchers, pigeons, doves, and more make the list. 

About the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

They have a special kingpin hitch that’s bolted to a truck bed. Then the kingpin, which is connected to the pin box on your RV, slides into that hitch and locks.

What’s a Fifth Wheel Pin Box?

Your fifth-wheel pin box has an opening in the back. This allows it to slope at an angle. Unfortunately, birds love to make nests in this opening.

Can a Bird Make a Nest in a Fifth Wheel Pin Box?

If the nest is empty, you can legally remove it. So it’s best to watch your pin box or take precautions to prevent birds from making a nest there.

What to Do If You Find a Nest in Your Pin Box

Aluminum Foil  Tape a piece across the opening of the pin box, and you’ll keep birds away. This is one of the cheapest ways to prevent nesting.

How to Prevent Birds From Nesting in Your Pin Box

Additionally, you could find a small roll of wire mesh and attach it to the pin box. Ensure the holes are tiny so that even the smallest birds can’t get through.

Wire Mesh 

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