Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire
My Motorhome: Pilote Galaxy G781GJ Emotion
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Birds nests danger!
If I manage to attach a picture it shows what I found under the bonnet of my "Pilote" after only three weeks in local storage. It's a Blackbird's nest but unfortunately I was at home a mile down the road before I did the under bonnet checks for oil etc so the chicks did not survive. Whilst a sad story it could have been disastrous it it had been closer to the exhaust manifold and I had had to travel a few more miles. Do insurers cover for not having checked for inflammable materials under the bonnet??
When I was a working person, we used to regularly get car fires on the motorway in the winter where well meaning husbands had put blankets over the engine to keep things warm but forgot to tell their wives before they left in the morning. I can recall a number of burnt out cars but luckily no injuries.
The purpose of this is to put out words of caution to those who store their vehicles or indeed anyone to check under the bonnet in springtime before driving off. It could save you a ruined day/week/year.