Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lake Texoma, TX.

 We made in to Lake Texoma and the Sheppard AFB Recreation Annex. We got in a little later than expected do to a little RV drama (see below) We scored a nice site, right on the end of the row, so nothing but nice views out the front door. The park is pretty empty right now, but we are expecting it will fill up as the holiday weekend approaches.

 The Drama began as we exited I-35 to head toward the lake. I stopped at a truck stop to use the little boys room in the RV while Sheryl finalized our route to the lake. As I walked back to the door, I notice something a bit out of place. From a distance it just looked like dirt on the tire, but nope, I was greeted with the above..........choice word, choice word!!! We found a good ole Walmart and headed there for a tire, too our surprise the only tires they had in our size (standard LT235/85/16) as on most 5th Wheels were high dollar All Terrain tires. Luckily the tire guys directed us to a local tire shop who had just what we needed. The Tire Shop, had us back on the road in a jiffy, they were great folks and I'm glad we found them. Can't remember the name of the shop, but it was in Gainsville, TX. Another bit of drama and a quick Oh What The He%$ happened moment, somehow when making the sharp turn out the the tire shops lot, the emergency trailer brake pulled out of it's holder, not a lot but just enough to be lose. We were on our way and some how the pin popped out completely right in the middle of an intersection as we made a left turn. The brakes locked up and we were dead in the water blocking 4 lanes of traffic, Lets just say many unhappy people were showing there support!!! I quickly figured out the problem, replaced the pin and we were back on our way......quite the adventure for such a short trip, but we laughed it off and chalked it up to the RV experience.

The is no WiFi in the park, however they do have a land set up in the clubhouse, they even have the cords for you to plug in and get online. I'll get some more shots of the park up before long, but until then, I'll leave you with last nights sunset as seen from our rig.............ahhhhhh.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Good thing you caught that tire. I shudder to think what could of happened if you hadn't answered the call of nature.

Now you know the emergency brake system on the trailer works and works good. And look at all the new fans you made! ;c)

Mike and Terri said...

Yikes, what a day!! Glad you made it safely and had a nice sunset to relax to when all was said and done.

Karen and Al said...

You handled the situation well. Did you ever find out what caused the tire damage. Scary stuff.

Jim and Judy said...

Seems ya'l are magnets for "Tire Drama". I think I recall a tire failure in one of your earlier posts. As aomeone said "all's well that ends well!".