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Well, we were finally on our way into the cabin and got their around 4 in the afternoon.





It was at this point, (unloading the trailer), we discovered the battle damage. (We knew we should have dropped the trailer half-way and rode the TW and ATV's the rest of the way)!...but we didn't! Note: Usually I make all the bad decisions, but in this case my wife and I both talked ourselves into taking the trailer all the way in. (Only 1 spare tire don'tcha know).



Cut and flat left rear trailer tire. Cut and flat right front trailer tire.





Even though we had a fun two day's of riding, the flat trailer tires were always on my mind, knowing we had to return the way we came!
We will be more careful to follow the plan next time...and our gut instinct!



Here we are checking the place out. Nearby trails, log shed that was used by the forest ranger for animal hay and tack (saddle's) storage. Nowday's hunter's use the shed for game prior to their departure.





Even though we arrived late in the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to get some riding in...before supper...which ended up being around 10:00 that night.
 

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Looks like you and the Family had a real adventure. How did you get the trailer out with two damaged tires? May be this will help the next time out. Thanks for bringing us along. Gerry



 

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Hi Gerry,



Not an award I would routinely want to receive, but it sure is applicable...and funny too. I like it.



I did have 1 spare and put it on to have two good tires on one side. When we left I left one bad tire on the trailer until I made it to pavement (15 miles) to help and not put all the weight on one good tire. I also only loaded the TW for the ride down the mountain with the wife and girls riding the ATV's. Wife didn't want to drive the truck and trailer with the tight corners and norrow forest service road.



When we got to the pavement, we loaded the ATV's, and I removed the one flat tire leaving 3 good tires to drive with. TW was on the one wheel side. Drove about 80-100 miles handicapped and stopped at a tire dealership and got 2 new tires (1 being a new spare), before getting home. My father-in-law appreciates the fact I fixed it and in all likelyhood I will get to use it again.



But I won't take it on roads that bad again!
 

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Hi Gerry,



Not an award I would routinely want to receive, but it sure is applicable...and funny too. I like it.



I did have 1 spare and put it on to have two good tires on one side. When we left I left one bad tire on the trailer until I made it to pavement (15 miles) to help and not put all the weight on one good tire. I also only loaded the TW for the ride down the mountain with the wife and girls riding the ATV's. Wife didn't want to drive the truck and trailer with the tight corners and norrow forest service road.



When we got to the pavement, we loaded the ATV's, and I removed the one flat tire leaving 3 good tires to drive with. TW was on the one wheel side. Drove about 80-100 miles handicapped and stopped at a tire dealership and got 2 new tires (1 being a new spare), before getting home. My father-in-law appreciatesroads that bad again!


Glad you folks made it without further incident. Some of my 'tongue in cheek' posts are made with some trepidation. You can never be sure how folks will take a 'cyber' poke. You would have laughed even more if you saw me in my jammies laying on our pine sap splattered driveway trying to get a shot of the Ranger wheel. Then there was the photo editing/posting before I had to leave for work. Glad you had a chuckle, that is always my goal. Gerry
 

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FYI if you ever find yourself in that situation again, you can always chain up one axle and drive on the good one till you can get a tire..... woof
 

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Gerry, Jammie's eh? I'm a pretty good nature d guy and see humor in most everything. Sometimes at the wrong time, but my H.S. principal got over it. You will most likely have the opportunity to take more cyber pokes at me in the future, and I will always see the humor.



Woofhound, Yes, I was thinking I was going to chain it up, but when I took off the tire, the axle hung fairly high off the ground. I pulled down on it to make sure it wouldn't bounce too much. Even though that procedure worked, should it happen again I will take the precaution and chain it up anyway.



Take care.
 
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