Our Trusty RV Shreds a Tire on a winding Wyoming stretch of Highway 1425/06/2013
We had planned to be in the town of Buffalo before 2pm to go horse riding on a local ranch, but how quickly things change. As we crossed a high elevation pass at 9033ft one of our rear tires separated and blew apart with the sound of a hurricane hitting a small mid-western town. To our dismay we found that the spare tire was welded solidly to the tire-well and even if we could have unfastened it, there was no vehicle jack or tire iron to loosen the nuts on the wheel. We then had a lift to a mobile coverage area with a gal called Anne studying frogs for her masters – but we were still unable to make a call. With no mobile phone coverage we flagged down two Harley Davidson riders, who rode west and flagged down a Forest Service vehicle driven by a gal named Chelsea Point. Chelsea then radioed her base and they called the El Monte RV Roadside Assist number, who finally called Ted’s Towing truck company in Sheridan, Wyoming who managed to switch our spare tire onto the vehicle – after three hours stuck in one spot we were back on the road again.