Shallow Draft Posted November 2, 2017 Report Share Posted November 2, 2017 Well we are back in Maricopa for the winter season. The heat feels great. Not the usual uneventful trip I like to have. I left home with a cold and took a cold remedy [Cold FX] that did not agree with me and my blood pressure dropped to the point of passing out at the wheel. SO My wife had to drive the first day. She had not driven the Volvo with 38 ft of horse trailer. She did fine but it shows the importance of having a co-driver. Next was Las Vegas. I missed Vegas Teachers exit and ended up in a bumper to bumper 5 mile parking lot until I could get to the 215 exit. Now the fun part!! At 5PM the inside dual is flat 30 miles SE of Boulder city. Minimal to no cell service. I could not contact Good Sam but got one call to Us Rider road side assistance. They were sending a tire truck ASAP but 3 hours later no show. I was able to Text so I had a friend relay the location and clearly stated need of a tire service truck. They sent a massive tow truck that was not needed or of any use. The good part is the driver new who to call and his cell phone worked and a tire truck was on the way. He got here at 1:30 and I was good to go by 4:00 am. The valve extension I had on for my tire pressure monitor broke the tip off the vale stem. After a fight with US Rider on what they would cover I paid the $520.79. I am trying to get some of that back now. Lessons Learned on this trip: 1. Make sure your co-driver can take over. 2. Be prepared for traffic challenges. 3. Have a cheater wrench to get the lug nuts off 4. Do not have valves stem extensions on the inside dual wheel. Other than the above the trip was great. The Volvo purred the whole way and had no other issues. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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