Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quartzite Departure

Casa Grande, Arizona

It was so nice to leave Quartzite on a high.  The Bloggerfest was the best way to end our Quartzite stay.  Thanks again to Jeri Williams and Sandie Dixon for hosting the party.  I can't wait for next year's party.  

We packed up and said our goodbyes this morning and made plans for when we would see everyone again.  

It was about 9:30 when we pulled out.  It was after we made the turn by the city park, when I remembered to turn on the tire monitors.  The monitors started warning us immediately.  The passenger side rear coach tire only had 42 pounds of air which usually has 80 psi.  

Bill pulled into the station on Riggle and tried to air up the tire.  After $2.00, and no more quarters, it still wouldn't pump up the tire.  

We pulled into the back lot of the station and was about to unhitch the truck so our truck compressor would reach the tire.  A nice couple in a motorhome was about to hitch up their car.  They pulled alongside the rear tire and used their compressor to air it up.  They also spotted a nail in the tire.

I called our roadside service and they connected me to a tire service.  They started out be saying it was $87 to repair a tire and $165 to install it.  I asked about the cost of a new tire and after that sticker shock told them I'd call them back.  

We decided to head down the road to the Vicksburg exit where we knew there were two truck stops.  While there were two trucks stops, they didn't do repairs on tires.  But as luck would have it, there was a tire repair place next door and better yet, even though it was Sunday, they were open.  

In no time at all, we had the tire repaired.  The best part was our bill was $22.50!

I'll take the next two weeks, elevating my leg and doing my exercises so it doesn't swell. Then we'll be off on our next adventure.  

Turtle Safely......

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