I got a recall notice from Discount Tire before I left Plano, but didn't have a chance to take the tires back to have new valve stems put in. This was the other nearly new tire! I haven't had the chance to go get the other tire RN brought down here mounted so took it slow the rest of the way home running the other old tire that the steel belts are showing through. He also brought one of my old tires and rims that I am able to use as a spare until I can get something else.
Now for the Batteries and wiring. Bill another one of my neighbors brought me enough heavy cable to allow me to wire up the battery banks with it. He also let me use his cable cutters and crimper to crimp lugs on the ends of each one. The lugs were a little too expensive for my taste so I improvised by buying some 5/8 inch copper tubing and cutting it in to about 1 1/2 inch pieces. I then smashed one end flat, inserted the stripped cable end in the other end, crimped it and then used the torch and solder to solder it to the cable. I then drilled a hole in the flat ends to bolt them to the battery. Took 18 of those to make the full set, but now the battery array has sufficient wire for the job.