Saturday, August 14, 2010
A Trying Day
I got up early and started trying to check the tire pressure in my tires on the door side of my rig. I keep them covered to keep the sun off. The ones on the other side are covered by the slide out room and don't require covers. I found they had 60 psi, and they should be at 80. I think that is too low to run on, so I dug out my little 12 volt air compressor. Got it hooked up by using a 12 volt extension cord to my truck. It is very slow. I should have started the truck first,but I waited a while before starting the truck. By that time the air compressor had turned off. I could not get it going again. So I brought the compressor inside and tried a different 12 volt plug, still wouldn't work. After reading the directions, it says if the compessor doesn't work, check the 12 volt plug and see if the fuse is blown. I have two in my truck, sure enough neither one would work. So I tried the air compressor in the rig, without the extension and it works. So I got another extension to plug into, and plugged it in the 12 volt in the rig. It worked. I continued airing up the second tire now. After about five minutes, it quits again! I did manage to get 72 psi in both tires before it quit. BUT, I still have the two tires on the other side to do. I am not sure I will be able to get ready to leave here on Monday. I may have to stay the rest of the month. I just can't work very long out in this heat. I also washed the front of my truck, to get the tree sap off, so I can see who I am running over! I was drenched with sweat. My sugar dropped too low. I was in bad shape by 2pm. I also washed my sheets, and finally got my bed made up. I tell you I am ready to crawl in it!