This morning my plan was to call my road assistance plan about the flat tire, and call my insurance company about the awning and basement panel that was crunched. When I pulled out my Sam’s Club Road Assistance card I noticed that it had expired at the end of March. Oh, no! I was surprised because I had not received any notifications that would indicate I should renew. After scrambling around for a while, I found the customer service number. It turned out that the card doesn’t expire until next year, but they hadn’t sent me an updated card. Phew!
They then transferred me to the service number, and eventually help was sent out. Of course, the tech couldn’t find this place even though I had given detailed directions. So, I hopped in the car and met him a few miles away and led him to my site. He determined that his jack would just sink into the to sand, so I suggested that I could pull in the slides, lift the levelers, and then only use the driver’s side levelers to tilt the rig high enough so he could get the tire off. It worked, except he still couldn’t get the outer lugs nuts off to remove the hubcap. So, he drove back to the shop to get the proper tools and returned about an hour later.
He still struggled because he thought he could just pull off the lug nut covers. Not so. Eventually, he figured out that they had to be unscrewed. We were finally making progress. In the process of trying to pry the covers off, he bent the screw driver I gave him. It was one of those cheap things from China. He felt bad enough that he gave me a top notch screw driver to replace it. (that was after he asked how my husband got the covers off ) My answer surprised him.
Once the tire was removed, it turned out that nothing was wrong with it. The valve extender that I had installed was not screwed down tight enough, thus a slow leak developed. That’s better than having to buy a new tire! You can bet that I let the place where I had it installed know about the problem.
So, the properly inflated tire is all put back together. It was 3:00 in the afternoon before everything was taken care of, and even though I hadn’t done much of any physical work, I was pooped. Once he left, I re-leveled the rig and put the slides back out. I was thinking I might have a bill to pay with all the goings on, but he said it would be covered by my policy. I signed the dotted line, and off he went.
I never did get a chance to call the insurance company about the other issues. Guess I’ll tackle that tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy