“Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.” – Will Roger
12/28/12 8:30 am
Left Sherman, headed for Karnes county. Planned a 2 day trip spending first night in Schulenberg. About 350 miles first day leaving a short, 90 mile run to the gate the second.
Didn’t work out that way.
14 miles short of our planned stop on highway 77 and just 1 mile south of Lagrange, TX our front driver side tire blew. 77 is a 2 lane road without shoulder. Hence, we managed to pull off the road and stop with the MH listing scarily. It seemed to want to just lie down on its side.
This is not us but note the listing of the MH. Our MH listed like this.
So there we sat. As our predicament began to sink in, 18 wheelers raced by within inches of our outside mirrors.
OK – this is not Gaby but she looked just this when I told her she had to get out and change the tire.
Our tire looked something like this.
Long story short – about 7:30 pm we limped into an RV park ¼ mile down the road minus one of our dual tires on the rear. Our tire had to be ordered and will not arrive here till Monday. So here we sit – till Monday and possibly till Tuesday.
13 years on the road and this is the first blow out we’ve had. Guess we’ve been lucky. It could have been worse – much worse.
It could have happened here.
Still…………….it was unsettling and something I hope we never experience again.
“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”Will Rogers