First "disaster" in the RV
Posted 10-29-2022 at 08:54 PM by HarryStone
Ok, not so much a disaster, but it's the first time we had to stop a trip because of an issue. We were on the road home from Ca. for my mom's memorial service, and got to Albuquerque at about 2 PM. and the Tire Minder system alarmed to a tire that was losing pressure. I pulled over on interstate 40, right in the middle of downtown Albq, at the start of the off ramp for Carlisle Blvd. After I got stopped, the pressure went from 40 to zero in about 30 seconds. Called Progressive roadside assistance, and explained the situation. They said they will contact someone. I also called a roadside assistance company, and he said he could make it in about 1.5 hours. Progressive texted me back with the name of a towing service (I had told them that I didn't want towed, but the tire repaired) so I called the towing company (this had taken about an hour, so now after 3 PM) and the company said they refused the job. So I waited for the roadside repair guy, and at about 4 PM, and calling him 3 times and leaving messages, I gave up and called some more folks. No go there, but one said to call a tire shop that deals with truck tires, so I did. They said they could be out in about 90 minutes, and this was now after 5 PM. Much discussion with them about tires and credit cards, they sent someone out "after hours" and he arrived just before 6, and patched the tire. Took him about 30 minutes, and cost me $350, because it was after hours, and they charge 2 hour min. Lessons learned, and we got home safely.
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