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Well it is Spring in the Ozarks. The birds are looking for nesting sites. I am not real pleased that a pair decided our AC cover made an excellent bird house. If you look closely you will see they also took out part of the the foam insulation. Hopefully, only a small corner removed so will not impact performance.  Any ideas of how to prevent this in the future? 

 

One of those duh moments. I found when I was washing the Ollie.   I finished my wash job. Then took off the cover and cleaned out the nest. Of course scattering debris all over the freshly washed roof. Sigh! 

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Topgun2, 

Can you leave the cover on the AC while you travel?

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Thanks! I will look for the AC cover. Ms. Bertie is keep in a carport with sides to protect her from sun and weather. So I do not need a full cover. I was worried about insects but never thought about birds. I may cut off their food supply. 

 

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AK - while I've seen ac cover that have a cinch rope at the bottom, I would not trust that to keep the cover in place while traveling down the road.

ThomB87 - Probably no need to "cut off their food supply" once you get a cover.  But, I did have a bird build a nest on the folded steps under my CalMark cover one year.  

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On 3/28/2020 at 3:49 PM, ThomB87 said:

 

 

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Must be the optimum spot - I had a bird condo in the same spot. 

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If anyone orders an AC cover would you mind posting up a link? We don’t have our Ollie yet so I don’t know the dimensions of the AC unit n order to place an order. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, ThomB87 said:

https://www.campingworld.com/elements-air-conditioner-cover-for-dometic-penguin-85006.html 

This is what I ordered. I will know how well it fits tomorrow or next day. 

This is the same cover I purchased some time ago and it fits nicely.

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20 hours ago, Maverick said:

This is the same cover I purchased some time ago and it fits nicely.

Thank you Maverick, order placed.

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Here are pictures with the cover and the product code. My trailer is a 2019 with the Dometic Penguin II AC. Note the suggestion to block the holes while waiting on the cover is a good one. The birds started rebuilding within a day of moving our Ollie back under the carport. I would not leave this on for travel only for storage. The cover should work for dirt daubers as well as birds.  I am sure you could get order on other sites as well. 

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My experience with rubber snakes is that they simply don't move - and - the birds eventually figure this out too.😪

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