I had to think long and hard about this. I’ve had 7 flat tires in the last 21 years! I don’t know if that’s average or not? Leading up to April 3rd – which was my birthday, I had 6 that included 2 flats between March 7th – April 2nd. That’s not average! In all of the previous 6 occurrences, help was either “right there” or at least nearby. Not this 7th time though! Nope! We were on a very remote logging road that lead to Raft Cove on NW Vancouver Island and pfft! There went the front right one!
I’ll admit, I lack in mechanical aptitude and to make a long story short, we had a lot of trouble getting the spare to drop down in my truck. Surprisingly, a young gentleman passed by and offered assistance but to no avail. He was able to get help from Holberb though. A couple hours after, a Heavy Duty Mechanic from Western Forest Products came out and everything from that point on was done and done.
The spare sits in the back of my truck now!