Heidi an' Buck are entered in an Australian Shepherd Club Trial down in Kiowa... and I'd promised to haul the rig down... so she don't have to shuttle back and forth 'tween the fairgrounds and a motel in Castle Rock...
Onliest problem bein'... the fact that the belly of the rig has been hangin' open for a couple O' weeks... while I procrastinated... and watched to see if my RV Black Tank Repair was gonna be a winner...
That and the weather gettin' in the way any time I seemed to even think 'bout gettin' out there, moving flimsy panels of insulation and such around!
I'd managed to get most of the insulation put in place the other day... and created an Access port while doing that... to allow easy access to the dump valves for any future replacement/maintenance those RV Dump Valves might require...
Truth is though... since it's been the black tank I've been workin' on... I didn't even think about the grey tanks' valve... Hmmm... good idea... just not enough of it! :o) the grey tank valve is just to the other side a touch... I can access it though this port... just not as easy as planned... so, I'll need to go back some time... and add a second Access point... I'll likely just wait until such time as I need to replace that valve... Kind of a dumb mistake... OOPS!
Anyway... I cut the dump valve access port, and built a plug to fill it... as I was installing the fresh RV Belly Insulation.
So... Yesterday morning I went to installing the belly pan pieces I got cut and ready, just after I finished installing the insulation... Cut and installed the Cover Plate over the Access Port...
... and then used one can of some rubberized undercoating, as a test to see if it'll work OK... to do a good seal on that Moisture Resistant tile floor underlay I used for the new Belly Pan...
It wasn't until some time later... that Heidi discovered that juuuuust maybe... I don't tell time to well.
When she got home from her pre-trip errands... she asked me; "How long have you had your hat off?"...
"Uhhhhh... I don' know... fifteen, twenty minutes maybe."
Well... apparently it was some lil' while longer'n that... 'cause 'bout seven thirty last night... after we pulled in here at the fairgrounds an' got set up... I sat down to test the flavor of a Land Shark Beer... Taking my cap off to enjoy the moment... and she said something like; "Oh My God! Your head is Fried!" :o)
So... using my high grade math... I ciphered up this equation; Take one furless head... subtract the shelter of a cap... add the warm caress of an early summer sun along plus the occasional lack of good sense = a Cooked Brain Pan! :o)
It does have its' uses though... No need for a flashlight... just take off your cap an' a soft red glow lights up ever'thing... and with that Red Light... you don't hurt your night vision none!
Take Good Care
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