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Well our trip home started with picking up a sharp rock.
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No problem, just put in a quick plug and get to a tire shop asap, closest was about a 1 hour drive so go slow right?
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To me plugs on highway tires should be considered temporary, especially on these little 12" tires. Here is why; the plug let go, lost air faster than I could notice, the tire overheats, and BANG!!
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The anti sway on the F150 worked great, I maintained good control and fortunately had enough shoulder to pull over as far as possible, this should be okay. Then the "O CRAP" moment hit... I never packed my wheel wrench for the trailer. The truck wrench was too big. Did you ever change a tire with vise grips and a crescent wrench??
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I got three of the four bolts loosened then I had to make shims from a utility knife for the truck wrench to shrink it down to a 3/4" to loosen the last one. Sheesh! Anyway, we got the spare on reasonably tight with my vise grips and crescent wrench good enough to take it slow to the next town.
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Made it to Cochrane outside of Calgary and had two new tires put on, (they were due for replacement soon anyway). Oh, I did buy a wheel wrench there too.

Home late yesterday, but still smiling. Thankful for where all this happened given the mountain roads we were on and all.
 

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Ok, I was impressed with the Vise-Grips and crescent wrench deal then you went over the top with the shim deal. :thumbup1gif:
Actually, I would have done the same thing. :lol: :hide:
 

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I was impressed too. I would have called Road Service. :hide:
 

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You "got-er-done"!

That's what counts. :good2:
 

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I was impressed too. I would have called Road Service. :hide:
Yep, my tire changing days are over, AAA is the changer now!:yahoo:
 
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