Hubby and I have been a couple of very busy campers lately. First let’s just say Moab’s slogan of “again and again – the adventure never ends” is very fitting and I know Al and I will be returning to Moab again and again.
We were back in Moab, Utah, boondocking with pals Linda and Mike for about a week before it was time for us to be moving on in separate directions. But before moving, we all managed to get in some hiking, exploring, and a little socializing…..ok maybe it was a lot of socializing, but who’s keeping track 😉
The guy below sure didn’t listen to anyone and ended up getting himself stuck in a sandy wash. Several days earlier it rained; first flooding the wash then compacting the sand, but as the sand dried out the sand got softer and softer making it impassable for anything other than a serious 4×4. Yep, he’s calling AAA and they DID tow him out.Al and Mike even came to the rescue of a couple of Aussie
kids young adults in a mini van. This was their camp. What made them think they could drive a mini van back there?
old spry men, a F-250, and rope…. can I hear a little male grunting “arrr, arrr, arrr” followed later by the clanking of beer bottles, “cheers” to success. The Aussie’s were very grateful especially since the vehicle was borrowed from a friend and they had no other affordable options. A “thanks mate” was all that was necessary.
I will say, having the new tires was a comfort during our travels. We had the tires replaced before our return to Moab. After experiencing a couple of blown tires on the 5th wheel, it feels a bit more reassuring to have a complete new set of tires all around when hitting the road.
Being in the home building business for many years, it was rather common for us to have tire issues. Issues that centered mostly around air loss due to nails in tires. Discount Tires has always treated us well and after a substantial amount of trailer tire research, we chose the Discount Tire in Grand Junction, Colorado, to do the work. We spend the majority of our travels meandering around Colorado or Arizona and both states offer plenty of Discount Tire store locations in the event we have any tire issue that needs to be addressed.
We opted to go with their 10 ply trailer tire and not a truck tire. We had 3 different tire shops in 3 different states recommend we use a 10 ply TRAILER tire. Trailer tires are designed to withstand the scooching motion that occurs when maneuvering the trailer.
A motorhome, truck, or car all have axles that turn as the vehicle turns and thus the tires always move in the direction of the vehicle. A trailer has stationary axles and as the trailer is maneuvered around, the tires aren’t always rolling but rather scooching or sliding. The trailer tire side walls are specifically designed for this motion where as a truck tire is not.
Another thing we were adamant about was checking the dates on the new tires before installation. Trailer tires should be replaced every 5 years regardless of mileage. The manufacture date is clearly stamped on the side of the tire.Our new tires were manufactured the 15th week of the year 2014. Thus our new tires were only 6 weeks old when we had them installed. Happy campers!
Next up, we complete some body work……..
Northwest Enterprises Hard Plastic Two Piece 5-1/2-Ounce Wine Glasses, Clear, 40 Count
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