Well, we both felt like nuts today as we headed out in the pouring rain to try to find a lug nut for the back tire. We had a list of several vehicle services places located in Ogden, Utah, that the RV park provided. The first one couldn’t help us, so they suggested two other places. We even went to a Winnebago dealer where that salesman was off today. They took us to the parts department. The lady there said she would need a VIN# from the rig before she could even think of helping us. What? She then said Winnebago in Iowa was closed on Saturday, and she thought they were crabby to work with anyway. And by the way, they only worked on things inside the rigs.
She gave us two more local locations to try. Can you see where this is going? Nobody could help us. The person that sounded the most like he knew what he was talking about said the only thing we could do was go to a hubcap place in Salt Lake City. We surely weren’t going to find any big lug nut in town here.
Mind you, this not so scenic tour of many of the streets in Ogden was accomplished in the pouring rain, so every time we got out of the car, we got all wet. We finally gave up. Kurt had the idea that if we bought some strong lock-tight, and a big channel pliers, he could make the hubcap stay on with the one lug nut we had until I could order one sent to Arizona. So we went to Lowes and bought the pliers.
Then we went back to Walgreens to pick up his prescriptions and go across the street to restock the rig with groceries. I was not entirely comfortable with the lock-tight solution, but didn’t know of anything else we could do.
We returned to the rig, and that’s when Kurt decided to give it one last try. He Googled truck repair places in Ogden. A list appeared, and he called the one that appeared closest to our location. They were closing in an hour, so I put the address into Jack-in-the-Box and off he went. Can you believe that after driving around for forty miles today, the truck repair place was less than one mile from our location?
It turned out that they did have a lug nut that would work. Yahoo! But that’s not the best part. Kurt told them the tale of how we had traveled to five different places looking for this nut today, to no avail. You know what the lady said? “It’s more work to write this sale up than it’s worth, so it’s yours for free!” If you’re ever in Ogden, Utah, and need a truck part, I highly recommend Utah Truck Trailer. That place made our day. Now I’ll fell better about moving on down the road.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy