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Old 12-19-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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I've seen those little, wind driven devices advertised which are supposed to put out a high pitched warning to deer on the highway when fastened to the front of one's rig. It seems to make sense to me but has anyone had experience using one while having dogs in your coach? I sure don't want to drive my pets nuts!
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I've seen those little, wind driven devices advertised which are supposed to put out a high pitched warning to deer on the highway when fastened to the front of one's rig. It seems to make sense to me but has anyone had experience using one while having dogs in your coach? I sure don't want to drive my pets nuts!
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have no dog but use the deer away warnings and think they have worked for Me.My ferret can sleep going down the road next to Me and the things are just out side on the coach..Bushman
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:53 PM   #4
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I think those deer whistles are just a ploy. I had them on my motorcycle and still whacked a deer. Thank God I had my helmet on, I just ended with both arms broke and a heavily damaged helmet. I know at least 10 other folks here in WI who have had vehicle/deer collisions with those on their vehicles also.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:28 PM   #5
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Wow, glad you did't get hurt even more seriously. Sounds like you're right!
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:21 PM   #6
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According to actual studies (not anecdotal evidence or the "studies" done by the manufacturers) they don't seem to bother deer at all, so they probably wouldn't bother a dog either.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:57 PM   #7
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Urban ledgend has it that they will "fuss up" horses in the trailer ahead of you....
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:29 PM   #8
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Wow, mpost, I am truly sorry to hear that, we ride a lot in the mountains of Colorado and Utah... have had deer run in front of us (once,two deer, one following the other, just missed the second one). So glad you are essentially okay, but it is a very scary situation and we're very thankful for avoiding them. Anyway, we have the deer whistles on the bikes now, don't know if they work but I figure, it can't hurt. We are going to put them on the coach for the same reason. I'd be surprised if they bothered the dogs, I wouldn't think the sound would carry much into the coach, but it's an interesting question. So, I'm no help...

my Dad back in Western New York swears by the deer whistles, btw.

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I had been considering them but after reviewing the following had second thoughts:

http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/deerw.html

http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/content/view/1678/79/

http://polkwings.homestead.com/deerwhistles004.html

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/94127-post5.html

http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublicatio...77/eb1677.html

http://www.usroads.com/journals/rmj/9705/rm970503.htm
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Maby they work and maby not I have them and have not hit a deer knock on wood but I will keep and if I have to replace them I will so I have faith in them and I have a lot of miles under My wheeles 2 4 and 18 and 6 also thats the Motor Home...Just My .02 worth Bushman
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