Today was the Tyron install on the front tires. Two things we don't mind spending money on are tires and brakes. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but extra caution in critical areas is worth the peace of mind. Some things you buy and hope you never, ever need them.
Like many nice storage places, ours does not permit mechanical work on, or the washing of, the rigs that are stored there. However, the owner was very generous in allowing us to get the non-messy installations done on site. There are a couple of areas with three empty parking spots together that provide plenty of room for the work, and one was just across the "aisle" from our spot.
Jeff checked in when he was on his way first thing this morning, and again when he was about 15 minutes out. Awesome. Big smile, firm handshake, he arrived ready to get to work.
We had assured the lot owner we would be with the rig for all the work, and this one was only going to be about 90 minutes. So Bill pulled out a camp chair and I popped over to a nearby store to pick up a couple items for the upcoming wedding.
There are so many mobile install/clean/repair businesses now, and their set ups are usually pretty fascinating. Jeff and his Tyron gear were no different.
|Everything needed to do the job|
Generator, compressor, special giant tire holder contraption that pushed the deflated tire down to expose the rim for the install without taking the tire completely off. All from that little truck. Plus large and small tools, hoses, etc.
The pitch of the spot was perfect for the leveling jacks to lift the front tires off the ground, making the job easier and faster. Don't bother telling me we're not supposed to do that (the factory rep said it's not a problem), and it's already done :-)
It was pretty entertaining!
Jeff cleaned up and headed out and we pulled up the jacks. Then we put the slides out. And turned on the basketball game.
|Local channel from antenna - great picture!|
Because our son Nick and his girlfriend Jillian were stopping by to see the rig for the first time! It was so fun to "show it off", and they said all the right things. Good kids.
Jillian took the ride around the lot with me to pull it back into our spot, and then the five of us (Tessa of course) went to lunch.
It was overcast and chillier that it has been in a couple weeks, it was asphalt and no trees, there was no view. We had to stretch our "pretenders" to make it a day at the park, but it was fun none the less. One more thing off the list :-)