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Old 09-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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What would you have done

I went on a 400 mi trip last wek the the redwoods in central california. I was in the Sequoia National Park, at a place called Hume Lake. I checked my tires before I left, to go home. I found one of my rears flat. Not a tire shop within many miles from me. I decided to drive out with one flat tire. I had new Mitchlins, I wasen't concearned driving on a old tire. I made it out and found a tire shop, probably 75 miles away. Don't know what else I could have done. I guess If I had the tools I could have installed the spare. Next time I will have the tools. Stan
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:28 PM   #2
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It has always been my experience that if you had ask around the cg, you would have had all the help you needed to get the tire changed. It seems to me that campers are always ready to come to the aid of a fellow camper. I believe this is because we have all been in a situation where we could use a little advise or help. It is nice to know that even tho you may be far from home, there are always those who are willing to help........happy camping!
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:27 AM   #3
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I probably would have stayed put and called someone to come to me. I would much rather wait for them in the comfort and security of a campground, than on the side of the road. Not having a spare (as the new models dont come with them anymore) I am at the mercy of the road side assistance...
I would probably not drive my rig on only 3 rears, unless I absolutely had to.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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That is exactly why I have CoachNet. Hopefully you haven't damaged the other rear tires.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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If I had waited to call someone I would still be sitting there. There is no phone connection where I was. Stan
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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With no spare on our Greyhawk, I decided to carry along a 125 psi compressor. Haven't needed it yet, but who knows?
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What would I have done ? Well, if I was at a campground, I would have asked my neighbors for help - tools, jack, whatever was needed. If no jack, then would have driven up on some leveling blocks on the good tire, lifting the flat one off the ground. Have never camped with neighbors who weren't more than willing to help if they could. If no immediate CG neighbors, then would have tried to find someone that could contact police or rangers for help. As a last resort, would have driven as you did, very carefully, until I got somewhere that had phone service, either landline or cell. The reason for last resort is that if that tire blew due to overloading, you could have had a bad accident. Safety is always the first consideration. JMHO
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