Side Wall BlowoutPosted: June 30, 2020 Filed under: Maintenance, Travel | Tags: tire, trail repair Leave a comment
Sooner or later it will happen to all of us. This is my third off-road flat.
This morning, I headed out on the Rubicon to try and clear a water bar on Cadillac Hill and to try to improve the mud hole on the Tahoe side.
Staging Area at 8:30; the 03-04 intersection by 9:02. but at 9:40, I blew out the sidewall of the front right tire.
This is just past the Barker Meadow OHV Route and just before the usually wet obstacle before Hummer Bend.
Double throw bottle jack underneath, rather than a Hi-Lift jack under the bumper. Tire under rig for safety.
I tried to refill it, hoping I just lost the bead long enough to flatten it, but upon closer inspection, I wasn’t going to fill it.
10:08 I was back on the trail. Not the same tread but the same size. I turned around and headed home. The maintenance will wait.