It was getting hotter and hotter, so we stopped at a tiny general store in Montana. We were hoping to find a ice-chest full of popsicles or ice cream to devour. As we turned off the van, we heard a tire hissing. This isn’t atypical; most of our trips are tens of thousands of miles long, and a popped tires is to be periodically expected. However, no matter how much we stroked the tire, we couldn’t find the leak. For an audible leak, we should be able to find it easily.
After a few minutes and several locals inquiring about us crouching near the van, we found the problem: the rear AC line had a hole rubbed in the line. SHIT! If it was loud enough to hear, then it’s a TERRIBLE leak.
We figured at this point, it was too much effort to access this metal line on a roadside repair, so we’ll just have to rough it until we get back to Wisconsin. Then we could take the tire off, front shock and mounting bushings out of the way, so we could access this framerail-mounted AC line better.