Oh the joys of traveling. We got the call this past Saturday that I had to be in Oregon for our next project. Closed up our house for the summer and headed back to the camper near Rockingham, NC. Left Sunday at noon and got to Lebanon, traveling thru a bad storm in near Asheville and again at the end of the day in Lebanon. Woke up Monday and got a call from our postal lady that part of a tree in our yard fell on my wife's car. Luckily, some dents and a broken windshield is all. Insurance notified but we couldn't turn back. Stop for fuel about noon and notice part of the roof at the front was sticking up. Pull into an abandoned station and go up and look. The membrane was coming out from under the cap and acting as a sail. Repair it with some screws and emergency repair tape. Luckily had a little bit in the camper but had to find a camping store that had more to complete the job. Did I mention that it was 95 and sunny? Find a camping world and get 2 rolls of that wide roof repair tape that is extra sticky. AND IT IS STICKY! Do not put it anywhere you don't want it as it does not come off. Go to a truck stop and finish the repair job. STILL HOT! Traveling thru Arkansas at this time and have a blow out. Some damage to the driver side of the rv, nothing major luckily. Had installed the TST507 sensors that everyone raves about. Watching the monitor the entire time and everything was fine right up until the time of the blow out. After we got pulled over and stopped, the sensor then notified us of an issue. Repair service pulls old wheel off and puts on 1 of my spares. This brings us to Tuesday. Traveling in Kansas now and another blow out, no warning from the sensors. AS we are sitting along the road for 30 minutes, the sensor is reading normal. At that point, we pull off the sensors and toss them into the trailer. My 2nd spare was then installed and then we went to a TA truck stop and bought 5 new tires and a new rim. So now we are back to 2 spares and will start again in the morning. Spent today visiting with family in Colorado and calming our nerves. No we did not have the Marathon bombs on but we also didn't have the good Goodyears on either. We listened to a tire salesman convince us that the tires we were buying were comparable. They were only 1 1/2 years old with about 500 miles on them. The tire on now are what TA had available. Can't remember the brand but seem like stout tires. We are hoping for a calmer 2nd half of the trip
and begin shopping for a class A.
Thanks for listening, it feels good to vent to a computer!