|First Stop at Rownhams Service station|
It's about 220 miles from Poole to Ipswich so in order to get there, unload and get back again we were going to have to go early, so Saturday morning started far too early for me and my press ganged crew, We were up at 4am and on the road by 5am.
|Coffee time at Fleet|
Towing at a steady 45 - 50mph I decided to stop at regular intervals to stretch our legs, drink coffee and check over the load. Good job we did as by the time we got to south Mimms the wheel nuts on the near side wheel had started to vibrate loose! This is not the first time that this has happened to me with trailers and I wonder if the amount of vibration makes trailer wheel nuts suseptable to this? We were very lucky that the wheel hadn't come off completely, the rest of the journey went without having the radio on and every change in road surface prompted palpitations.
|Mission accomplished.. Paul unhooking the strops|