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RE: Grey tank ABS pipe leak

If you do just use a solvent to seal the crack, first drill small holes at the ends of the crack to keep it from growing.
Darklock 12/05/21 03:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Indian Reservations

As Will Geer would say in Jerimiah Johnson, "Watch your topknot." But in all seriousness, If you carry, watch their firearms laws. They will get you in trouble.
Darklock 11/15/21 06:01pm Roads and Routes
Tub Drain

This afternoon I decided to do a quick bit of maintenance. Check the water heater anode rod and flush the tank. One thing lead to another. Why not sanitize the freshwater tank while I'm at it? To flush the system, I used the bathtub faucet. I have always had a little water on the floor after showering, figured it was just water getting by the curtain. But while running the tub today, I found the same small puddle. Some investigation revealed that the tub leaks around the drain. This is because the P-trap is directly touching the floor. Stepping in the tub caused enough flex to put upward pressure on the drain basket and a breaking of the seal of plumbers putty. I've got about a ten inch by ten inch hole to work with. I can either see what I'm looking at or have an arm in there working. Not both. Not sure how I am going to get a second arm in there to hold two wrenches to work with in order to re-puddy the drain. After this, I need to figure some bracing to stop any of the flex, or the problem will continue. There may even by some room for this bracing to fit. Fingers crossed.
Darklock 11/15/21 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: best method for maintaining batteries

Looks like I will just be lazy and let the panels work. Thanks.
Darklock 11/03/21 07:37am Tech Issues
best method for maintaining batteries

I just got a new house battery, (flooded wet cell)to replace the old tired one. I want to get the most life out of it. What is best for keeping it maintained while sitting for extended periods? I have 200 watts of solar (two Renogy panels and their controller). Is it best to just keep it hooked up and let the panels and controller do their thing, or would I be better off disconnecting the battery and using some sort of battery maintainer/smart charger?
Darklock 11/02/21 01:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Drive on BlueRidge Pkwy & Skyline Dr; current road updates?

NPS site for BRP lists any road closures
Darklock 09/26/21 03:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Avoiding Nashville

Like others said, it is hard to avoid. What I do when going through on I24, even though I know my route, is to put the other side of Nashville into the GPS. It lets me know which lanes to be in. I24 varies from needing to be in left or right lanes, and I can never remember which. This gives more of a heads up than the road signs.
Darklock 09/23/21 07:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Saw a unicorn F-150 on the road yesterday!

My previous truck was a base model F150 regular cab. Nothing fancy about it at all. Got good mileage and towed my camper just fine. I just missed having the 4X4, so I traded it in.
Darklock 09/22/21 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

Yes, the lane is technically "open until it's not", but the reason for the signs are to alert you that the lane will end in "x" feet and as a result of that warning, it is expected that one will merge when it is safe to do so, and not at the end of the lane. I have never seen a sign that says keep going and then merge at this point (at the end). Mike Then read what the OP wrote:"Construction companies are now posting signs for traffic to "Use Both Lanes" up to the merge point where there is another sign stating "Merge Here" ..."
Darklock 09/06/21 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

When people have opportunities to move over and they don’t and speed past to the end THAT is the problem. When I pulled in like most have and are in the thru lane we are bumper to bumper near the end. Why should I hit my brakes to let someone in that clearly does not think they should wait like everyone else??? You are bumper to bumper backed up potentially for miles, blocking offramps behind you. All while a perfectly open lane is sitting there empty. On edit, sorry, I quoted the wrong post. You simply don't get it!!! The open lane does NOT go thru. It's open the last bit because most courteous drivers have already formed into the single line that goes thru. Nope, you don't get it. The lane is open all the the way until it is not. And to add: driving a million miles does not mean you know any better. If you do something wrong a million times it is still wrong.
Darklock 09/06/21 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Soft start for ac

Best way to install Easy Start when you have a non walkable roof? Can not really reach AC unit from ladder. I'm thinking plywood to spread out my weight. Any other ideas?
Darklock 06/12/21 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Tee Moulding

Oops, I was thinking the trim piece cover screws on outside of trailer.
Darklock 06/09/21 06:13am Tech Issues
RE: Old Question

Early on Saturday or Sunday is best. Any other time is hit or miss, depending on who forgets how to drive on that particular day. Weekdays wait till at least 10:30 -11:00 or prior to 6:00 AM.
Darklock 06/08/21 07:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Tee Moulding

I had this problem. When build, for some reason they put silicone in there to hold the molding in. When it needed replaced, I had to scrape all of the old silicone out of the grooves to get the new molding to stay in at road speeds. Talk about a pain in the butt.
Darklock 06/08/21 06:54am Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

YES, that is all normal for the old school battery chargers. Old school chargers (or when using a simple DC power supply) should have a timer. It is very important to make sure the water level is full before starting the charging process. The boiling is releasing hydrogen which can be explosive in high enough concentrations. :R NO, not ALL old school chargers have or had "timers". Perhaps you can point out WHERE the "timer" is on mine? https://i.imgur.com/ai3IDdMl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. You can't, because there is no timer knob on the outside.. And NO, there is NO "timer" inside it either. That IS pretty much the same charger design that my Dad owned since the 1950s, the internals are the same, a transformer, a rectifier, a self reseting breaker, and the one switch for 6/12V, another in the case of mine for deep cycle/regular.. Those just change what secondary "taps" from the transformer are being used which raises or lowers the voltage. Now if you are thinking of those 150 lb service station chargers on wheels with 150A starting boost then yeah, those often had a "timer" that you turned which would charge only the time you set it to.. But those were COMMERCIAL chargers, not CONSUMER chargers. I've had that same charger since the 80's.
Darklock 05/16/21 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

delete quoted wrong post
Darklock 05/16/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: IN/OH to Tallulah Gorge State Park

I would second the above suggested route.
Darklock 05/04/21 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 12 in Utah between Torrey and Bryce -- amazing!

One of my favorite roads.
Darklock 05/02/21 10:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Route

Only rode them on a motorcycle, but you should be good to go.
Darklock 04/30/21 03:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Too hot

Last time I was there was in July 2019. Did not think it was too hot then.
Darklock 04/30/21 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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