Monday, November 10, 2014


We are parked on the side of Interstate 5 with a blown inside left dual tire. It does not look like there is any damage to the RV so that is a relief!

What pisses me off is that we had JUST stopped at Les Schwab Tires in Wilsonville, OR for a safety inspection of the tires and were told we were good to go. That was 12 miles back!

The service guy brought us one new tire to replace the blown one but he showed me where two other tires are ready to burst. We need a full set of six tires.

The guy is going to get us going and follow us back to their shop where we will park for the night.

Like I say, I am pissed off!


  1. Notwithstanding that you were told you were good to go... at least you were only 12 miles out. We've had a flat way out of no where and roadside service takes 2-3 hours.

  2. It seems like bad luck is following you again so you will know you are safe to travel with new tires but not very reassuring having the tires checked a few miles away and been told all is wonder you are vexed...take care les

  3. Flat tires are not fun. One of the most important items on your Rv for safe travelling. Best get it done and be safe again.
    Good that no other damage was done to your coach.

  4. That's tough luck, Croft. Any idea how old those tires were?

    1. The code on them says 2009, so five years. We had planned to replace them on the way home this year.

  5. I know how you feel . We have lived that experience but ours was a major blowout -on newer tire - that caused major damage. One consideration, based on our experience, is to not purchase new Chinese made tires. Better luck going forwards.