We were all packed up and ready to hit the road shortly after 9:30 this morning. Unfortunately, we didn’t get very far. No more than about 5 minutes on Seven Mile Dam Road heading back to the highway, the tire pressure monitor alarm started blaring. The back tire on the trailer that had been plugged the night we arrived wasn’t holding...we had a flat tire...just great!! But thank goodness Steve had decided to purchase the tire pressure monitoring system otherwise, we wouldn’t have realized it. Steve can only see the trailer tires on curves in the road. Without the tire pressure system, the tire could have easily totally destroyed itself and damaged the side of the trailer. We highly recommend this monitoring system from Truck System Technologies Inc. www.TSTtruck.com.
Steve stopped immediately (good thing it wasn’t on one of the many curves in the road), put the flashers on and got out...I was not far behind him. There was no shoulder to pull onto so we had to block the whole lane. Yup...the air was hissing out of the plug in the tire. So he wanted me to put my finger over the hole to try and stop the air from escaping while he put out the hazard triangles and got another plug and the air hose out. Now I know what the guy who put his finger in the dyke to stop the water felt like...too funny!