collapse
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP Bearpaw Outfitters, Quality Hunts for over 30 Years

Author Topic: Any one else draw Monroe  (Read 3114 times)

Offline luvmystang67

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 1464
  • Location: Snohomish
Re: Any one else draw Monroe
« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2017, 10:13:37 AM »
I had a pretty fun story.

First flat, no service, jack slipped and broke.  I pounded it back together on a rock (can't believe it worked) and it kind of haphazardly functioned.  I got the truck up a little bit and then decided it was risky to go up further, so we dug down under the slightly raised tire to clear enough room below it to put the spare on.  Digging down on a shale logging road, in the rain, using rocks, is about the worst thing ever.  Finally got that tire changed and drove home carefully.

The next one I had a floor jack and 2 spares in the back (and still hadnt fixed the original tire because it was the next day, so I was still running on my first spare).  When I got my second flat, I had the car jacked up before the air had fully left the tire.  My 2 spares were also GM 6 lugs, but it turns out they were a different diameter pattern.  Yes, I'm an idiot.  Then Dinker came up to save me with his spare on his older GM truck.  He has 16" rim spare, I have 17" rims.  The bolt pattern is identical.  Turns out, my Z71 stupid brakes take up all of that 17" diameter volume and his spare didn't fit.  Being enterprising lads, we turned the steelie tire around and put it on backwards so that the rim didn't have to envelop the brakes.  We drove out of there real slow with an inside out tire and about 35mph the whole way home.  What a trainwreck.  I went from thinking I was overly prepared to being hosed twice.  At least I had cell service (barely) the second time.

I get the discount tire warranty and was very pleased to be able to use it twice within the first year of getting my tires.  Makes me feel like I got my money's worth.


Offline DaveMonti

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 936
  • Location: Snohomish County
Re: Any one else draw Monroe
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2017, 03:21:54 PM »
I was 20 miles up Rock Creek Road outside of Missoula one summer on a solo fly fishing trip.  I got a flat, changed it, drove about another mile, and got another.  There is NOTHING on that road for miles and miles.  Luckily, a guy and his wife came by.  I had a plug kit, and they had a compressor that plugs into the lighter socket.  We made it work and I got back to Missoula.  For about an hour I was wondering if I would have to walk a good 10 miles to find someone.  I now travel with a fully loaded tire repair kit and a compressor of my own.