The rig was really leaning over to the driver’s side. Eric said it didn’t bother him but I thought he should try to level it out. When he measured the “list” it would take a 2 1/2 inch block to get us level. Okay he’d do it.
The satellite dish had to come down so he could hook up the truck and stabilize the front of the rig.
Then he got out the big 20 ton jacks.
The jack goes under the rear axle.
The blocks are ready.
He lifted and I pushed the block under the rear tire and then he moved onto the centre tire.
That was when he saw the broken spring on the front axle. Swell. We had travelled as slowly as possible but the pounding broke a spring. He thinks it was fine when we got fuel north of Culiacan.
See that piece sticking up….well it’s part of the piece it’s sitting on.
Somehow the broken spring damaged the front and middle tire as well.
These as you will know if you’ve been reading the blog are …..new tires.
Block the axle and remove the spring.
Eric talked to Manny and he said he’d take Eric to the shop where they can order a new spring from Guadalajara. We’ll see if that works out.
Even though Eric loves the rig this may be the straw that breaks the camels back. He is threatening to look for something with a freightliner chassis.
Eric now had to hook up the satellite again, fasten down the screen and put things away. I made lunch and went to the beach and Eric joined me later. He managed to get in another swim and a little bodysurfing so that cheered him up a bit.
I am happy that we are level.