|Almost across Texas!|
|The Navigator among the wildflower blossoms. Our beloved I-10 is in the background|
|This probably hasn't changed much since the 1950's|
We left the Hill Country on Saturday morning, and passed through San Antonio on our way to Houston, along I-10. Halfway to Houston, I noticed a peculiar humming or droning noise, which was not there before, and pulled over at a rest area to investigate. I discovered that the inner dually tire on the driver side of the truck was completely deflated. The load was carried by the outer tire of the pair, so nothing drastic happened, just a change in the character of the road noise. I proceeded to change the tire, replacing it with the spare, and found a screw through the tread of the tire. I carry an impact wrench, torque wrench, and hydraulic jack, so it didn't take long to change the wheel.
Photographs courtesy of the indispensable Navigator
|Inner rear tire|