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Old 05-31-2013, 10:14 PM   #15
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I spent 30 years flying US Army aircraft. Duct tape helped me hold aircraft together long enough to get me home several times. We called it 300 mph green tape, but still duct tape. It was part of my flight kit. No lectures on safety please as I am a test pilot and sometimes knew what I was doing. Faked it on the other occasions. Metal Set was also in the kit.
Saw a Mythbusters episode just the other day. A pilot in Alaska had a bear attack his Dacron skinned aircraft and rip it up trying to get to food. He patched it up with duct tape and was able to fly out. Mythbusters did the same thing to a small aluminum tube framed aircraft, first taping one side panel, then the entire airframe. In both cases the aircraft flew successfully. Of course, they used about 17 jumbo rolls which a pilot would be unlikely to have readily available.
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Looks like she is shaking the dust outta her cat to me? Maybe the cat tore the hole in the RV? Rug? yeah sure. Orange tabby; female.

Turns out duct tape is lousy for ducts but good for just about anything else. I remember my joy at finding it in white saved me two years before I had to replace my slide out covers and no one noticed.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:54 PM   #18
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Looks like she is shaking the dust outta her cat to me? Maybe the cat tore the hole in the RV? Rug? yeah sure. Orange tabby; female.
I think she probably attempted to give the cat a BATH, which resulted in the damage to the camper. Just a theory, of course.
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I think she probably attempted to give the cat a BATH, which resulted in the damage to the camper. Just a theory, of course.
And provides a reasonable explanation for her hair.
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Strange pic the more you look at it closely. There is a leveling block under one wheel, but the front part over the cab is almost falling off on the right side.

I remember a Red Green episode once where they cut two Chrysler K cars (remember those?) in half and re-attached the front halves back together with duct tape. They ended up with a 4 wheel drive car with 4 wheel steering.

Duct tape isn't really supposed to be used on ductwork and am not sure why it's called duct tape in the first place. Of course, good 'ol Home Depot sells it in the plumbing dept. with duct fittings.
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It's a wonderful thing. Years ago we had a Class C - late at night, radiator hose blew. My partner was grumbling about the damn thing, no place open to fix it, etc. I just happened to have a nice full roll of duct tap and handed it to him, kind of joking, I didn't know if t would work - he wrapped that thing up, used the whole roll. It got us home, at reduced speed, but we made it.
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And if someone breaks into your RV and steals all of your clothing, duct tape can take care of that, too.

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Strange pic the more you look at it closely. There is a leveling block under one wheel, but the front part over the cab is almost falling off on the right side.
You're correct. There was a levelling block under the left front, but only the left front. And that block only helped to make the Mh even MORE unlevel
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I will bet that the leveling blocks on the left were used to keep rain water from sitting/pooling on the patched area and to keep the good side higher than the bad. At least I hope that is the reason...
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Lookin at the amount of duct tape, it might a been cheaper to actually fix the RV!
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That much duct tape in one spot would make Red Green proud ...........
It's the handyman's secret weapon!
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I sincerely hope that is not an iRV2 member. If so... we are just funnin' ya!!!
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I will bet that the leveling blocks on the left were used to keep rain water from sitting/pooling on the patched area and to keep the good side higher than the bad. At least I hope that is the reason...
But wouldn't you want the water to run AWAY from the patched area?? I need more coffee.
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