Friday, September 6, 2019

Day 21 - Kearney, NE

Wow! It’s been 3 weeks already.

This morning, I thought that it would be a good idea to check the tire pressures. The valve core on the first tire I checked wouldn’t reseal. If I had them handy, I could’ve simply put the TPMS sensor on but that didn’t occur to me until later. I called Good Sam’s roadside assistance and they had a tire guy there in about 45 minutes. The replacement cores he had behaved similarly. He suggested replacing the valve stem but since I had the TPMS sensors, that works as fine for now. He checked the pressure in all the tires (all slightly low) and put sensors on all of the tires.

Today, I’m parked in the Cabella’s lot in Kearney, NE. 451 miles even with the late start. After the high 80s (°F) all day, the 69°F here in Kearney feels pretty nice. After talking to the manager and picking up some water, I tried to pair all of the TPMS sensors with the display. Two of the sensors need new batteries as they don’t pair up. I have six batteries in Corvallis. But at least I have the right front tire which is the one in the picture. If I can had a ready supply of compressed air, I would swap the sensors since I still have two more. The left front would leak air until I had the new sensor screwed on.

I’m the only RV in the lot and there was a nice sunset. No specific destination tomorrow beyond somewhere in Wyoming along I-80. I heard that WY isn’t very boondocker friendly so I may be in a campground again. Thank you Cabella’s for allowing free overnight RV parking. Some of the AllStays reviews complained about trains but the tracks are quite a ways away and in the last hour, I’ve heard one go by.

BTW, I do plan on getting the valve stems replaced but it can wait until a more convenient location. 

4 comments:

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Please be careful with the tires and valve stems.

david R said...

Its been three weeks? time flys by at our age. lol. even faster than air coming out of defective valve core... Good idea to use the TPS caps to hold air. Thats their normal job anyway since they hold the valve core constantly open. Supposedly a good valve cap will hold pressure too but I've never tested that. enjoy the drive in the new rig!

RichardM said...

I'm turning on the TPMS a couple of times per day as I don't have the stuff to make a power cord.

RichardM said...

Yeah, I didn't think of that until after most of the air was out of the tire. If the air hose was there (it's listed as an included accessory), then I could've simply filled up the tire myself and use the TPMS sensor as a cap.