…In the middle of I-405 South, going about 60 miles per hour. We needed to slow down and cross over four lanes of traffic – and quickly. Fortunately, a semi traveling behind us noticed the tread flying off of our tire and blocked two lanes at a time as we made out way over. Dear Truck Driver: thank you.
We still haven’t tested CoachNet’s Emergency Messenger Service, but now we’ve tested their roadside assistance. And they’re good. While it’s nice to have your house with you if you’re stuck on the side of a road, it’s nicer to not be stuck on the side of a road.
CoachNet had a roadside RV tire specialist to us in under an hour, and they had checked all of our tires and mounted our spare tire shortly thereafter. It turned out that the flapping tread from the tire had severed our fuel fill line and air vent lines, so it was pretty convenient that we were on our way to the mechanic when all this happened. (The fresh water saga should be over this coming week, we hope.) Tire stuff happens, so the only annoying part of the experience was highway patrol coming by – after we called them to let them know that we were safely pulled over, but stopped – and making us drive a couple of miles off of the highway to a Denny’s parking lot. It was probably a bunch safer and was definitely an easier place for the tire guys to work, but hearing the tread smack the wheel well on every rotation… sigh.
All is now well. We replaced the spare a few days ago and are enjoying LA’s perfect weather.
posted by yair