This trip will always be remembered. Amid all the wonderful people and sights it’s also the trip from HELL!
The tires on the Jeep are/were a year old (the tires on the motor home are a couple years old, the exact date is in this blog somewhere) but out of nowhere the front tire on the Jeep blew and shredded today. Thanks to my CoachNet Roadside Service, the Doran Pressure Pro tire monitoring system and a good spare tire we were back on the road within an hour. What saved me and the Jeep from real disaster were the Pressure Pro tire monitors which allowed let me see the pressure of all the tires, both on the motor home and Jeep. When the monitor started flashing “0 lbs” pressure on the front right tire of the Jeep I quickly pulled over to the side of the highway. With the shredded tire still smoking, I called CoachNet and they took over. I gave them my GPS coordinates and 15 minutes later the roadside assistance arrived. I also carry a Powertank of air so I was able to get the spare tire inflated properly and ready to mount. I need to add if it hadn’t been for the repeater I bought for the Pressure Pro system I probably wouldn’t have seen the tire monitor readout from the Jeep. If you have a coach longer than 26 feet and you have pressure sensors on your towed vehicle you really do need a repeater mounted in the rear of the motor home. You can get all this gear through the fellow(Mike and Pat McFall) who sold me the repeater a couple of years ago at the Gypsy Journal Rally. As I recount this, I’m pretty surprised by my foresight and happy it went so well. We’re spending the night in Rapid City and tomorrow will have the two front tires replaced. The tire opposite the blown one received some damage on the inside. It’s not worth taking a chance by keeping it.
Farewell to Wyoming!!!