Saturday, January 4, 2020

Day 55, 56 -

Friday (55) -Yesterday afternoon, we rode the e-bikes down to Jack Smith Park which is a couple of subdivisions down-river from the RV park. The low water level was really evident compared to last year. The lower end of the boat ramp was on dry land by several feet. It was a  windy trip back.

Saturday (56) - It has been cold back home in Fairbanks the last couple of weeks. Not unusual but a good reminder of one reason we are opting to be in the RV in warmer temperatures. It may get cooler once the sun goes down but it’s still above freezing. And, I’m sitting outside without even a sweater typing this post.

Yesterday at the pool, someone was saying that they’ve been unable to ride their motorcycle due to the low temperatures and clouds. I was tempted to comment but managed to not say anything. There are a number of bikes here and rarely do I see them used. Sad...

I removed the main panel of the wet bay to get access to the black and grey tanks. I needed to measure their height since I plan to install a SeeLevel II tank monitor. The tank sensors are available in three sizes so I needed to know this height of the tanks. The black and grey tanks are both about 17” tall but only the upper 13” is flat enough to install the sensors. Since it is more important to know when they are full, the included 12” sensors are fine. The sensors are external to the tanks so they should be more accurate. The water tank is an “L” shape with the lower 10” or so the full width of the RV. Then it extends up for a total height of almost two feet. This tank requires two stacked sensors. 

4 comments:

VStar Lady said...

It's been above freezing here as well. Yesterday I saw several bikes out. Glad you are able to enjoy warmer temperatures.

Troubadour said...

Clouds?!? Wise of you not to engage in that conversation; I presume the temperature is too low to ride in shorts, tank top, and skid lid. All the gear all the time also translates to all the year all the time.

RichardM said...

Above freezing is good! Is that normal for this time of year?

RichardM said...

It’s all the way down into the 50s when overcast. Way too cold for any sane person (apparently).