Puncture and wrecked tyre today

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    In Shrewsbury today felt the back end start bumping pulled over a bloody 2 inch bolt in the rear tag tyre. Changed it for the spare but I reckon it's knackered. Was hoping to see the summer out then get 4 new tyres for the rear as they're 5 years old and nearly done .
    Oh well it's only money start shopping for tyres now. :(
     
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    Sorry to read that, violent storms and floods and now a puncture

    Your trip appears to be turning into a right old adventure (y)
     
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    Ah well at least I tested out my bottle jack, first time I've used it and Ive had it 4 years .
     
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    And did you find it worked better than the usually provided scissor leg jack. Did it feel safer ? I was thinking of getting one.
    Was there enough travel to raise the van high enough to fit the fully inflated wheel ? Thanks.
     
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    Yeah worked perfect lifted the rear tag axle easily with plenty of height to fit the new tyre a 4 tonne bottle jack Lidl special offer. As for the Hymer scissor jack no way I'd use that thing its never man enough or safe enough for the job.
     
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    I have bought a bottle jack for my Fiat Ducato/Autotrail as well. But thankfully as yet it's never been needed
     
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    What a bummer!!! Don't get any scratch cards for a while will you. Just so long a you're ok, that's what counts :)
     
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    2 inch bolt in a tyre and a bottle jack to use to fit spare wheel?

    Easy bloody peasy for our intrepid Mr Forestboy...

    He is more used to sorting out a wheel buckled by a rock sliding down a glazier and having to straighten it by heating it over a fire lit by rubbing two moose bones together and fuelled by Yak lard whilst sheltering from a snow storm with only a copy of the Nepalese Courier stuffed down his shirt woven from the hair of a grizzly bear for warmth.

    Proper travelling... (y)

    JJ :cool:
     
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  9. Forestboy

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    It's the Nepalese Gazette actually. :)
     
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    Would that be one of the Man Utd Glaziers they'd be sliding down JJ?
     
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    Still needing help to lift those bottles then Rory?
     
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    I had a flat last week on my starblazer while in Derbyshire. £306 for 2 new Michelin agilis camping tyres. Ouch...well they were 8 years old so I suppose they were due, still had plenty of tread on them though.
     
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    Got a 4 tonne jack from Machine Mart for about £15 but the two piece handle is useless, too much free play/lost motion. Got a mate to sort me out a piece of gas pipe 2 foot long and skimmed the end down to fit, very happy with it now.
     
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