We had a problem with the truck on our drive from Gillette, WY to Buffalo, WY. One of the tires was reporting 254 pounds of pressure instead of the normal 80 pounds. Yea right! For those of you who know computers ... I wonder what the system uses to store pressure levels?
It has been great that the truck has an air pressure monitor. Tire pressure is very important when hauling. A change can show a possible imminent failure. When a tire fails on a car or truck, it is bad but when hauling an RV it can be deadly. That is why we replace our tires more often than most people and installed a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) to monitor the 5th wheel tires.
Long story, short...too late! We needed to take the truck into a dealership for a new TPMS monitor for the back driver tire. Yes, this is one of the repairs that must be done at the dealership because the truck computer will not talk to most non-dealer parts. We were warned.
The closest dealer is in Sheridan, WY which is a 40 miles away and we were also running short on some supplies(toilet paper) so the fact that they have a Walmart was helpful. The dealership had an opening the day we called and the parts in stock. We were in and out after 30 minutes.
The more important thing we found was that they have a brewery. The Luminous Brewhouse was fun.
Not only do they have some good beer for Shawna but they make their own Root Beer too. We bought a 32 oz can of both beer and root beer and they spun on the top right in front of us. Pretty neat.
What we did not expect was that the change from 7,000 feet to 3,000 feet in elevation and back was unpleasant. Not only did we have the pressure change but our ears and sinus did not react very well. We have discovered that a 4,000 foot change in 40 minutes is a bit much for us.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...