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Old 09-29-2010, 07:46 PM   #15
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(A non-working A/C is a problem, but; a simple troubleshooting sequence could have saved the entire trip from being ruined. In a case like this Coach-Net is an invaluable resource. A small portable fan could be used in the interim to keep you comfortable until cool heads could get a grip on the situation.)

Not real sure what a fan will do in 105 degree heat or what CN can do when you have a melted control module.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:48 PM   #16
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We went on vacation just a few weeks ago, just pulled our small Bayliner to another lake about 90 miles away. We showed up and decided to try the beach. This late in the season there was only one other camp group on the whole beach. So we drive along the hard sand about 1/4 mile, then pulled up near the water and parked.

And what did I notice when I got out? A hissing noise that definitely wasn't part of the suspension bleeding off. Sure enough, the outer right rear is leaking down fast. Love the jacks! ---

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But of course, no spare, and not enough tools to loosen any of these lugnuts. And who but me could be so lucky as to figure out how to flatten one of THESE tires on smooth, hard sand?? Found the hole, on the inside---

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But, what the hell did it? I walked the tire tracks, and only had to go about 50' away. Seems I found the only twig in the sand with enough superman strength to poke a hole in a semi tire. If I'd only driven 1/2" different either way...

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Fortunately, my cell phone worked, and a friend of mine knew the guys at the tire shop at the Top Stop about 25 miles away. I could either pay $70 an hour to have them come out, or--- I could drive it in.

I drove it in. I aired up the good tire to 115# and drove 45 mph. Stopped a couple of times to make sure the good tire wasn't heating up and that the flat tire wasn't coming apart. The flat tire was actually hotter than the good tire. We got to the shop, the tire guy was waiting. They had 3 used tires identical to mine, and in about the same condition. These tires are big enough that you don't even need a machine to change them (the outers, anyway)....

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--this was the 'putting the tire back on' part. He had the old tire off before I could grab the camera!

When it was all said and done, it cost $172 out the parking lot and about an hour and half of our time...

Stop our vacation? Nah....
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We went on vacation just a few weeks ago, just pulled our small Bayliner to another lake about 90 miles away. We showed up and decided to try the beach. This late in the season there was only one other camp group on the whole beach. So we drive along the hard sand about 1/4 mile, then pulled up near the water and parked.

And what did I notice when I got out? A hissing noise that definitely wasn't part of the suspension bleeding off. Sure enough, the outer right rear is leaking down fast. Love the jacks! ---

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But of course, no spare, and not enough tools to loosen any of these lugnuts. And who but me could be so lucky as to figure out how to flatten one of THESE tires on smooth, hard sand?? Found the hole, on the inside---

Attachment 5844

But, what the hell did it? I walked the tire tracks, and only had to go about 50' away. Seems I found the only twig in the sand with enough superman strength to poke a hole in a semi tire. If I'd only driven 1/2" different either way...

Attachment 5845

Fortunately, my cell phone worked, and a friend of mine knew the guys at the tire shop at the Top Stop about 25 miles away. I could either pay $70 an hour to have them come out, or--- I could drive it in.

I drove it in. I aired up the good tire to 115# and drove 45 mph. Stopped a couple of times to make sure the good tire wasn't heating up and that the flat tire wasn't coming apart. The flat tire was actually hotter than the good tire. We got to the shop, the tire guy was waiting. They had 3 used tires identical to mine, and in about the same condition. These tires are big enough that you don't even need a machine to change them (the outers, anyway)....

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--this was the 'putting the tire back on' part. He had the old tire off before I could grab the camera!

When it was all said and done, it cost $172 out the parking lot and about an hour and half of our time...

Stop our vacation? Nah....
Lucky, every flat I had was always an inside dual!
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