- Sep 11, 2020
Yep. Two years ago I cut a tire on my Jimmy hunting out of Dillon. The guy at the tire shop sold me a great looking used tire (odd size) for $35. Too bad he didn't have a pair. This year when back in Montana I bought a new tire to match the other three at Havre Walmart but they were backed up for a week on installations. Back at the same shop in Dillon had it mounted and balanced for thirty bucks. Walked down the street to Safeways and bought some groceries. They were done with it by the time I returned. Very pleasant Indian kid did the work.Who knew it was possible to put a spare tire on backwards? Let me back up a bit. I get a flat on my F250 when we were pheasant hunting near Plentywood MT. No big deal, 4 of us make quick work of it. I wasn't paying attention when my cousin put the spare on. Nobody noticed it was on backwards. Away we go. for about 25 yards until the valve stem rips off the spare. Dang. Since we had 2 trucks we grab them both and go into Plentywood. They guy at the tire shop sells me a used tire that has about 80% tread left, mounts, balances it, and replaces the valve stem on the spare too. Total bill? $20.
Oh and as we were waiting....I cannot tell this without laughing myself!....my uncle is standing next to his son-in-law. He says, "Hey Jon, my birthday is coming up, will you buy me this hat?". Jon says, sure! It is all I can do to not laugh out loud as I realize my uncles birthday is in August. Remember what we were doing in MT? Pheasant hunting. It was October.