After many phone calls, we find the rare 10R20 tires available with Wingfoot, a national commercial truck tire company.
They come to the bus to change the tires. But the treading on the tires were not appropriate. Desperate to get on the road, we agree to change the front two steering tires and change the four rear drive tires at Wingfoot in Mobile, Alabama.
That evening, all of us test drive the bus to a celebratory dinner. We plan to leave at the crack of dawn the next morning. When we park for the night, we smell an overwhelming smell of burning rubber and the entire rear underbelly of the bus is smoking.
We call a 24 hour truck mechanic, cajole him to drive over an hour to us, to ascertain the problem. He tells us that it is our air brake tube. He replaces it.