Thanks to everybody who e-mailed or posted on Facebook hoping I was doing well after my fall on Monday. I’m a bit sore but not too bad overall.
Yesterday I checked the tire pressure on the inside dual where we had the replacement wheel installed on Monday and so far, so good. I wanted to be sure there wasn’t any other problem before we hit the road. Sitting on the shoulder of the highway waiting for roadside service is no way to enjoy the RV experience.
Today I plan to replace all of the batteries in my TireTraker tire pressure monitoring system. They are a lot easier and cheaper to do than our previous system, which required replacing the entire sensor, for a lot more money.
On the subject of RV tires, here is yet another horror story related to a tire failure. According to an article on Gainesville.com, the motorhome’s front left tire separated, causing the driver to hit the guardrail, and then it caught fire. Fortunately nobody was injured, but it sure makes you wonder what the heck is going on with the tire industry these days. And it makes me glad we just replaced our Winnebago’s Goodyears, which were separating. Folks, check your tires before EVERY trip, and do a walk-around every time you make a pit stop. It only takes a couple of minutes and it can save your RV and your life.
A while back somebody said they didn’t like it when I talk about RV fires and accidents. That’s the same reason some RV manufacturers won’t have people like me or Mac McCoy giving seminars at their rallies. But bad things do happen to good RVers, and knowing what can happen and how to prevent it is important, so we don’t sugarcoat it.
Except for a quick break while Miss Terry gave me a haircut, I spent most of yesterday working on my next Big Lake book and got another 3,500 words done. While I was busy with that, Terry was doing bookwork, then putting the finishing touches on some hand towels she had woven. And then, just because she’s so wonderful, she also made a batch of delicious oatmeal cookies!
If you like your mystery stories with an RV theme, check out J.A. Harper’s Soul of the Forest, the first book in the Bird Treks mystery series about a couple who finds adventure as they explore the country in their Blue Bird motor coach. The book is free on Amazon today, so get yourself a copy, and don’t forget to leave a review after you read it. It’s the best thing you can ever do for an author.
Thought For The Day – Never expect somebody else to come along and change your life for you. Change it yourself. – Colleen Hoover