Fort Stockton, TX
We left Georgetown, TX about 8:30 this morning. We enjoyed the West Texas scenery.
Some people do not like these, but I find them beautiful. There were miles upon miles of wind turbines.
As we were enjoying our ride, off went our Pressure Pro System. Fiver left tire gauge was reading 65, 55, 45 --oops! We pulled over to the side. Yup, flat she was.
It only took Len about 20 minutes to change it out. We then proceeded to Fort Stockton, a good sized town about 280 miles from New Mexico. We first went to WalMart hoping they could do a repair. This is a very small WalMart - no tires. We unhooked the truck and drove through town looking for a tire shop open at 4:00 pm on a Holiday weekend Sunday.
Everything appeared closed. We stopped to get diesel. Len asked another customer who said he thought a shop might be open about two blocks back. He left and a few minutes later came back. He checked and it was open. What kindness.
We found the shop. However, when the mechanic checked the tire he found it is completely blown and can not be fixed. Earlier in the day, Len noticed the front tire on the right side has very little tread left on the outer edge.
So - here we are "camping" at Wally World. We will be at the local Goodyear store at 8 tomorrow morning to buy TWO new tires. And it is only JANUARY 2 of the year we swore our luck would change.
1. We have heard about the cheap tires from China that most manufacturers put on the rigs.
We have proof! We plan on replacing the other two in a couple of weeks.
2. Gotta love the Pressure Pro System. Would never pull a rig without one.
Let's see what challenge tomorrow brings!!
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