Well all these broken RV amenities are starting to add up quickly. The leaking grey tank is a big deal to me. Technically it's sewage. What the grey tank really holds is our sink water and shower drippings. A quick look around shows me that this won't be an easy thing to get too. The broken piece is sandwiched between layers of RV and is not something that will just come out for a repair. We pulled into the back of a Lowe's parking lot and I got to work trying to keep this as low key as possible.
This black panel needs to come out of the water hook up bay in order to access the grey tank. Trouble is they had it in there before completing the outside of the RV. Some stuff is going to get bent.
So there it is. A fitting cracked right in half on the tank. The only way to fix it properly would be to tear out the bathroom sink, cut a hole in the floor, and work on it from the top. Either that or the tank would need to be removed. So it's time for mcgyver to show up and patch this baby back together. I cleaned the fitting and pulled the tank down to open the crack up to about 1/8 of an inch. Then ABS plastic cement was put on all the way around. I had already cut a support pipe to go under that corner for the re-assembly process. This pipe was wedged under the tank to hold it up and prevent the crack from seperating in the future.
Ok. Next on the list is the hydraulic jacks. The pump assembly was lowered and I pulled the top plate off the electric motor. The windings were full of rust and sand. Out came the air hose and a quick blast to get the crap out.
We'll see how long it lasts before the motor gives up completely. So far so good.
Repairs complete it was time to head back to the aviation museum for another shot at entry. Arriving at 4pm is less than ideal as the museum closes at 5pm. Turns out the tickets are reduced from $27 a piece all the way down to $5. Sweet.
The Spruce Goose. A 320ft wide plane with 8 Rolls Royce engines making 3,000 hp a piece. It was made out entirely out of wood and remains to be the largest aircraft ever built. It's only flight was in 1947 just to prove that it could lift off. Amazing.
Parking outside the museum for another night we capped off the day's work with a bike ride through planes and helicopters staged outside. Not a bad way to wrap it all up.