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    07-10-2012, 10:23 PM
BGRW, I actually bought an USRiders policy after reading your post and my incident the other day! Sometimes sh!t happens.

I had sold my trailer, the buyer lives 3 hours away and doesn't have a gooseneck hitch, si I agreed to deliver since not coming down on my price. Before delivering I took the trailer to the car wash and gave it it a thorough wash, wax, vacuumed the tackroom and even ArmorAll'ed the tires, which at that time I thumped. Later down the road I stopped for fuel and felt the tires for heat...all good. Further down, I looked in my mirror to change lanes to watch a trailer tire come apart. Not wanting a tire to tear a fender off I immediately pull off to the shoulder.(not sure what I might have hit or happened) No big deal, I don't mind changing tires at all, I am a big girl. I start to try to bust the lug nuts off and I can't even budge them, I tried standing on the wrench, even found a pipe for a cheater bar in the truck...nothing. At this point I have been along side the road for a good 20 min. And no one has offered assistance. (this is on 175 just south of Dallas)This I find odd, where I am from, I would not have even had to bust out a spare tire or jack before someone would stop and ask if I needed help or a ride. Finally some guys with TDOT stop to help and between the two they get the lugnuts busted off and the tire changed for me. I thanked them profusely and offered cash for their assistance.
So at this point I think to myself..sh!t happens, good thing I didn't have a trailer load of horses in this heat on a busy hwy(although I could of hopped on and trotted somewhere,lol!) and roadside assistance might be a good investment!
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    07-10-2012, 10:29 PM
WD 40 works for ceased lug nuts, FYI.
    07-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
WD 40 works for ceased lug nuts, FYI.
****it, one more item for the trailer I hadn't thought of!
    07-10-2012, 10:58 PM
LOL! Unfortunately I didn't have any! I cleaned the trailer out, I use it on witches knots.
    07-10-2012, 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
Sometimes sh!t happens. Good thing I didn't have a trailer load of horses in this heat on a busy hwy(although I could of hopped on and trotted somewhere,lol!) and roadside assistance might be a good investment!
I'm going to a show on the other side of the state this weekend, rougly a 5 hour drive. And of course its supposed to be over 100 degrees durring the day with an overnight cool of 80. And of course the earliest check in for overnight stabling is 3PM. I had the truck taken in and checked out again, and had him pay special attention to the cooling systems.

I have a lot of things on my packing list, but my US Rider membership pack is right at the top, to double and triple check. I cannot even imagine driving through the desert in 100 degree weather and blowing a tire.

That being said as I often horse trailer camp at these far away shows, in my horse trailer, I have:
A 10 X 10 popup shade tent, with insect screen walls.
2 folding camping chairs
An emergency lamp with built in rechargeable batteries, hand crank, radio and USB port for phone charging.
A camping fold out cot and sleeping bag. (I know some people just put a tarp over clean shavings but I can't do it. I always thing that I'm a sheet of plastic away from sleeping in her poo.)
A Cooler with popup table top.
Spray bottle of vinegar
Biodegradable toilet paper
First Aid kits for people and horses.
Trailer Aid
Portable Hot pen

The tack and horse supplies only go in and out for the show or event, but all that stuff lives in my horse trailer year round.

And of course my magnetic hitch alignment poles, and coupler and hitch locks.
    07-10-2012, 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by BigGirlsRideWarmbloods    
An emergency lamp with built in rechargeable batteries, hand crank, radio and USB port for phone charging.
I was given a battery operated flourescent lantern 13 years ago and it's still running on the original D cell batteries. Now they have those LED ones and I'm thinking of getting one of those.

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