Not embarrassed to admit this photo is (hugely) inspired by @prettylittlefawn — the minute I saw the phone in my room at @indigohotels_mcr I couldn’t resist!
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26119 hours ago
Murphy’s Law. When will things go wrong? When you don’t expect them to!
Flat-tire on the work Tundra at Midnight. Sidewall blowout. Not patchable. Trip in morning, nothing open.
Lesson #1. Test the dang spare and kit tools as soon as you buy the vehicle. New Tundra. Haven’t checked the tools. #BadMove#StrikeOne
The star torc-wrench tool that comes with truck, to lower spare from under truck, is quite possibly the most awkward tool I have ever used. Horrible design and broken before out of the case. #Macgyver time. (More below)
Lesson #2. I’m in the city. Left my emergency kit bag with main tools at my place after unloading from a trip this week. I don’t need it making a night run to the city right? #Wrong. Dang I needed that full roll of duct tape.
Lesson 3. Always make sure you have #backups to backups. Duct tape really does fix everything, eventually. :)
Without being able to drop the tire, I was screwed.
After relenting and calling roadside (yes, get roadside), found out the tow dude had no tools to drop the tire either.
And tow dude was out of duct tape too. (Actually, tow dude kinda sucked. No tire tools. His jack? Broken. Air compressor? Left at shop. So I ended up doing the work anyway 😄).
While stupidly without my ideal emer tool-set, I wasn’t completely up a creek yet. I do keep spare duct tape in my truck #FirstAid kit. #OneIsNoneTwoIsOne.
The first tape wrap tried ripped on the sharp edges of the broken tool.
But then, success. Using medical gauze to buffer sharp edges, and the last of the duct-tape, I was able to get the torc needed to drop the tire and get it changed and get home.
Before things go wrong, get prepared. A little goes a long way. Especially when #traveling.
When things go wrong. Stay calm, keep your head, look for out-of-the-box solutions working with what you got, and never give up! :)