I was transporting a large boat from Ontario to Winnipeg. As I neared the Steinbach overpass on the Trans-Canada Highway, the boat trailer had a tire blowout.
My jack worked and I removed the flat tire, but I had to unhook my truck from the trailer as I had no spare to put on.
I made my way into Ste. Anne, where I found a shop, Fauchers Service, closed for the evening.
It was 9:30 p.m. but the owner of the shop, who lived next door, opened the shop and supplied me with a tire installed on my rim. He charged me next to nothing.
Back at the trailer, the bottle jack broke.
A car carrying a young family stopped to help and the man offered his jack. But it was for a compact car, and the weight of the trailer broke his jack.
Another vehicle stopped to check on the situation. It was the parents of the young man who was helping me.
His father loaned me the jack from his vehicle, and it did the job.
They even waited to make sure I was underway before they carried on. I made it home safe and sound.
I would like to thank Fauchers Service and the two family members for all the help. Thank you so very much.
— M. Mulgrew