Have you ever had to change a flat in the middle of nowhere? or Have you ever rotated your tires yourself? It so happens that Bill is my jack-of-all-trades. There isn't much he won't at least try.
Of course, it helps to have the right tools, like the power jacks to lift the truck and all fours off the ground, power tools that work and the room to do it in a heated garage.
This time however, the tires were so tight, that they needed a little persuading. I was across the room working on one of my projects when I thought, what was that ping??? that loud ping???
Just a warning here, to the first time persuaders out there. Remember Bill's persuader/sledge hammer, from the last photo?
Warning: never persuade the ' top ' of the tire.
Persuade the bottom, please. Do you see why in the next photo?
New trucks never stay new around our acreage., that's for sure.
(Any truck under 10 yrs. old is still ' new ' to us.)
The last tire was finally secure again, so off he goes for a test run. When asked how she held the road, his answer was
" Straight as an arrow," so that's good enough.
About my project across the room,
maybe I'll share it next time.
Life is a Learning Curve