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Old 09-04-2016, 05:18 PM   #29
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Many years ago_now, Farm Bureau insurance used to even sell deer whistles at county offices. From their accident reports in subsequent years, they determined whistles did not reduce damage claims and stopped selling them, or recommending them.
Ahhh. thank you all for your comments. (I really did not expect to get so many takers on this question . I think this latest comment by Ray probably sums it up ... if insurance decided it is not worth it you gotta believe them (??) . Thanks again all for engaging in this discussion ... the whistles the sales-guy was trying to sell me have been returned unopened.....
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:00 PM   #30
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I see interstate trucks with bull bars and other game and brush guards all the time. I rarely see, as a matter of fact, cannot ever remember seeing one with deer whistles.

Those tubular steel grill protectors are very expensive. I gotta believe that at some point, there is some justification for them.

At 5 bucks, I gotta believe if they worked, we would have some real evidence somewhere...

Now, I do not believe I have ever seen a MH with a bull bar or brush bar...

I have one on my SUV. (I work in the field, as a solar inverter technician). I wonder if they may be of value on the MH...
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Old 09-04-2016, 07:33 PM   #31
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I see interstate trucks with bull bars and other game and brush guards all the time. I rarely see, as a matter of fact, cannot ever remember seeing one with deer whistles.

Those tubular steel grill protectors are very expensive. I gotta believe that at some point, there is some justification for them.

At 5 bucks, I gotta believe if they worked, we would have some real evidence somewhere...

Now, I do not believe I have ever seen a MH with a bull bar or brush bar...

I have one on my SUV. (I work in the field, as a solar inverter technician). I wonder if they may be of value on the MH...
Several months ago one man posted pictures here of his MH with many modifications, one was a bull bar. Wish I could remember the thread.
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Greyhound bus lines tried those deer whistles but found out accident reports never really went down from use. So they quit buying them years ago. Nice try. When those dumb deer decide to jump in front of a truck or bus there is going to be some damage to vehicle and probably death to deer. Wonder if they would jump in front of a G.I. Tank? I bet they would.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:23 AM   #33
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They do a good job of calling deer to you.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:28 AM   #34
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, Tried a deer whistle in bar once, beer works better
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Old 09-05-2016, 03:54 AM   #35
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Deer whistles

I still don't see what harm they would do for only $6 on a $150,000 MH?
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I was thinking, what would Myth Busters do?

So here is the experiment, all I have is a beer bottle. So a deer whistle is pointed " into the wind" So I blow and blow, and blow as hard as I can into the beer bottle, to simulate the deer whistle, and what do I get? Real Dizzy.

Example # 2: if I blow across the top of the beer bottle, I get a sound.

So, all you nay Sayers; the problem is your deer whistles are mounted in the wrong direction!!!
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In Australia they have the same problem with Kangaroos.

My daughter just went there on a business trip and I asked her if she saw a Kangaroo.

She said she saw lots of them...dead along the road.
so apparently deer whistles don't work for kangaroos lol
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They should put motor vehicle whistles on the deer so we can tell when the deer are near and avoid them.

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Nay-sayers beware! Been running deer whistles on my POV's (and rigs) for many years. Option of "don't drive at night" doesn't apply when you are the one responding to the wrecks. Do they work? I believe in them. They are NOT intended to "scare" deer, etc. away. They are intended to alert the beasts of approaching vehicles. I have witnessed a small herd of deer grazing on the side of the road. Cars fly past, they graze. I get closer, they stop grazing and look around. Can I prove they work? Nope. Will I continue to invest the $5 that *may* afford some protection/defense? Absolutely. Feel free not to use them - fewer distractions for the deer - maybe they will be more inclined to notice my approach. I'll still slow down! ST
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I installed a pair of these deer whistles on my bumper, drove from Southern Ontario to Santa Barbara, California and just drove back to Southern Ontario. I drove during daylight and nighttime and NOT a single deer in sight!!
So they do work!!!!!!
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180 lb. Deer vs. 35,000 lb. Motorhome.


I'm not worried.
Well go ahead and hit one. I'm sure all that fiberglass the front is made out of will protect you
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Living in the self proclaimed 'Deer Capital of Georgia', I can say, without a doubt, NO, they do not work.
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