Oh No… Not Another Tire Story!

I must say that it is difficult to believe that we have once again had to visit a tire store in yet another city. I guess you have to accept that the odds will go up dramatically, if what you are doing is traveling on the road on 6 tires. When you are RVing, the chances are that you will need some kind of road-side assistance on many occasions. It still has come as a surprise though! Fortunately, in this case, it wasn’t catastrophic and we were able to leave the shop with just having all the tires balanced and one tire exchanged out for the spare. Apparently one wheel is bent and the tires were severely out of balance after having driven over rail road tracks just a little too fast. We bounced pretty hard and a kitchen cabinet has detached from the wall and a shelf tried to do the same. All the dishes became rearranged in a not so organized fashion and the RV clunked along at a miserable lurch. We kept vacillating on whether to pull over and seek out help or try to make it to Mesquite. We chose the latter and were glad we did because we were able to party with friends, sleep on it and the next morning, go to Big O Tires, refreshed and optimistic that all would work out just fine…. it did! Callie on the other hand appeared just a little bit perturbed that we were once again parked in a tire stall having tires worked on. The power jack that takes off the bolts makes a loud bang and every time it did, she would look up at me with a worried expression on her face. I assured her that all was fine. I also have to be reminded that these experiences I am having, makes for yet another good story to tell! Tomorrow we head to Canyonlands National Parks — Island in the Sky if all works out. What a great place to spend Mother’s Day!

2 thoughts on “Oh No… Not Another Tire Story!

  1. ralietravels May 14, 2017 / 12:06 am

    On the chance you are not aware, be sure to check the date on the sidewall of RV tires – you can search the Internet how to do this. RV tires can sit in a store a long time. At best, they have a limited life span and buying an old tire means its sidewalls have already begun to break down. We learned this the hard way.

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    • sevenfauesisters May 14, 2017 / 12:07 am

      Got it! I shall check tonight- taking Callie for a bike ride… appreciate the advice


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