Wow...its February already! These weeks and months are just flying by!
After more research on local tire dealers yesterday, Steve found a place in Pensacola to take the truck to have the tires changed over from being filled with air to nitrogen. Vannoy’s Tires had good reviews and with a number of locations in the Pensacola area, he chose one fairly close to GCR Commercial Tires. After getting the nitrogen in the tires, we could go to GCR for a tire rotation.
So there would be no dilly-dallying this morning...we needed to get to Vannoy`s early because it would likely take a while to do all 6 "big" tires. There was also a storm coming in later this afternoon...with all sorts of warnings—from high winds, rain and thunder to possible tornadoes...so we figured we should get the work done and get home.
We arrived at Vannoy’s just after 8:30 and started the work right away. They had a great WiFi signal inside their waiting area, so I sat with the laptop and updated our travel blog. The pictures uploaded so quickly...it was great! So...you got lots of pictures to look at! The work took a good couple of hours...which wasn’t as long as they had originally thought it would take. So it must have been around 11:00 when we were finished there and headed to GCR for the tire rotation. Steve installed the tire pressure/temperature sensors http://www.tsttruck.com/ before each tire was re-installed. Because of the anti theft design of the sensors they are extremely difficult to install on the rear dual tires. There is a special wrench that fits over the sensor that makes it difficult to install. The valve stem on the outer rear wheels point inward through a small hole and the inner wheel valve stem is almost impossible to get at. Steve still has to program the display monitor to the sensors once we return to the campsite. The trailer tires will have to be done at some point as well.
It was very, very windy out! But mild which was nice...69F. Unfortunately, a cold front was coming in and the temperatures were expected to drop...another cold snap...we’ve experienced plenty of those here in Florida! We are on the fringe of that major storm system moving from as far south as Texas up through to the eastern seaboard of the US and Canada.
Once back at the trailer, we snuggled down in front of the fireplace, with lights off and blinds open watching the display which now included the roar of thunder. We weren’t too crazy about the gusts of wind that would shake the trailer though....