Drip, Drip, Drip

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192015

For the last few weeks we’ve had a persistent water leak dripping out of the bay where our water pump and expansion tank are, and try as we might, we can’t figure out where it’s coming from.

At first I thought it was the water pump, but that’s not the problem. Then I thought the source might be the expansion tank itself, or one of the water line connections, but no luck there. After drying the bay out completely again yesterday, we now suspect it may be coming from the water heater, which is located in the next bay.

We’ve exhausted all of our knowledge, and since Greg White has been selfishly hanging out in Prescott, Arizona getting his motorhome repaired for the last couple of months instead of following me around fixing my stuff, I had to go to the next level of tech support.

I checked our RV Good Guys guide to reliable repair shops across the country and found a good mobile tech in Florence, where we will be next week, and arranged for him to come by when we get there.

Somebody asked if our RV has turned into a lemon with all the little things we’ve had wrong lately. No, it’s thirteen years old, and every time you drive an RV you subject it to an earthquake. Things are bound to wear out and shake loose from time to time. It’s all part of the RV lifestyle. If we had a sticks and bricks house somewhere it would require maintenance, too.

People have been contacting me to say that sometimes when they log onto the blog in the morning, they get the previous day’s post. Then, when they try again later in the day, the current blog comes up. Nobody can figure out why. It only seems to be in some areas of the country and is hit or miss.

What you can do is open the blog, and if it is yesterday’s, click on the blog title for the day (for example today’s blog title is Drip, Drip, Drip. When the blog reopens, above the title on the right there should be the title of the new blog and an arrow. Click that and it will take you to the latest post.

I’ll be participating in an Evening with the Authors event on July 17 at Pacific Shores MotorCoach Resort in Newport, Oregon, along with Ron Lovell, author of the Thomas Martindale mystery series, and J.A. (Jenise) Harper, author of the Bird Treks mystery series.

Well, I guess we know who the popular author in the family is. We usually get anywhere from 65 to 125 entries over the five days of our weekly Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Terry’s cookbook Miss Terry’s Kitchen, and since the blog went live at midnight Thursday morning we’ve had over 170 entries. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.


Another popular lady author is our pal Donna B. McNicol, and today Not A Whisper, the first book in her Klondike mystery series, is free on Amazon. If you’re looking for a good “whodunit” based in small town Pennsylvania, with no gratuitous violence or sex scenes, download your free copy today. And don’t forget to leave a review!

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  5 Responses to “Drip, Drip, Drip”

  1. Diane just set up her new computer running Windows 8.1 and is getting yesterday’s blog and the link with arrow is not there for today’s blog when she goes directly to the blog entry. This was not a problem with her old computer, or on my computer, both running Windows 7, all on the same network.
    I had an old machine running Windows 8.1 I could experiment with and found the same behavior when both IE or Google Chrome is being used, yesterday’s blog is treated as the current one. If I send Diane the direct link to today’s blog entry in email, she can get to it from the link. So the problem is operating system dependent. I have no answers, but thought you would want to know what works and does not.
    Since new Windows computers are coming with Windows 8.1 this will be a problem with no known workaround for many people. I have no idea if Windows 10 will behave the same way.

  2. We are having the same blog update problem, but only on our iPads. The PC running Vista and Firefox does not have the problem.
    I tried the fix from today’s blog using my iPad. After clicking yesterday’s blog, today’s blog title still doesn’t show up.

  3. Nick, as I write this we are waiting on a mobile RV repair person,it seems we have a problem with over heating of the engine, This started in Washington state when we went up a unbelievable long climb. Then not again until we got here in SD hoping it is a thermostat problem, but like you MIke knows nothing about engines, our rig is now 12 and things are starting to wear our, we love it and it is our home so we just fix it. and it also a gas with 120k+.miles New on is out of the question so we just will keep old Bessie. Hope it is simple with the water leak. stay safe

  4. We love out ’02 Foretravel, but we call it “The Problem Child”. Our mystery water leak that came out of the bay containing our black & grey tanks and water pump and plumbing manibloc turned out to be a leaky drain behind the bathroom base cabinets ABOVE that area … that gradually found it’s way into the bay below. The black drain pipes in our coach are marine grade stuff that becomes brittle over time and had developed crack. It was a job, but we have replaced much of it with the regular white PVC. Good luck finding the source!!

  5. Where’s the drain for the a/c setup

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