The wind howled most of the night, the rig shakin' and shudderin'... and is finally low... I don't go in 'till one thirty, again.... lost tools are found... and the driver battery is charged... So... one more run at peeling the belly skin and insulation of the Fiver... to access the tanks and prepare for a repair of the Black Water Tank...
In all the years we've owned one rig or another... I've never had to get into this particular fix... so I'm not tee total sure what I'll find... with that in mind I picked the brains of a couple folks I know... hoping to get a lil' advice... and a leg up...
Mostly what I got was; "Well, it could be this way... or that way... or something completely different."... grrrreeeaaat.... Truth is, there are several ways the tanks are put in... and none of the RV manufacturers seem to have a consistent way of doin' it... so until I get there... there's just no way of knowin'... what's there.
Then... the actual black water tank repair... another crap shoot... without it leaking... as I'm lookin' at it... finding the actual location of the failure might be tough... I'm hoping for something obvious and clear... but not holding my breath... well, except for as I'm pullin' that dirty insulation out! :o)
How to do a reseal/repair is another what if. Some thought I might be able to succeed at sealing in place... though I've got to say, most I've talked to... hemmed and hawed around... and finally let out the idea that deep down... they thought the only way, would be to remove the existing tank... and simply replace it...
... geeze... I'm really hopin' to avoid that... a simple leak should be simpler... shouldn't it? :o)
... and last... the RV Repair guys I spoke to thought the job was maybe a 6 or 8 hour, pain in the kiester endeavor... so...that makes it a couple of days for me! :o) ... and since... not knowing what the actual problem is... the "parts" aren't sitting here waiting... so that'll likely add some time to the fix...
Fun times people! Fun times!... makes me miss muckin' out barns and corrals! :o)
Of course, as is the "Murpy's law" routine... it's supposed to rain/snow this Thursday/Friday... I better make sure I've got plenty of coffee in the cupboard.
I suppose... it's better here,now... than parked on the beach somewhere... right? :o)
Guess I better get dressed, and get to this latest RV Repair...
Take Good Care
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