For anyone following the saga of the blowout....
I purchased a spare rim at the swap meet but was unable to find a proper sized tire in Carlisle or the surrounding area. Apparently 15" tires are becoming quite rare and places simply do not stock them any longer. My dad lives about 3 hours east in Warminster and was able to locate a tire at Pep Boys which was fortunately open on Sunday. After seeing the Monte caravan heading home on I78 east we made it safe and sound to Warminster and the new tire was on the rim by about 330 pm.
Upon returning home to Florida I reached out to BF Goodrich to advise them of their tire failing after approximately 250 miles of use. They pointed me towards the original tire installer as a point of contact for warrantee claims. I had contacted the installer from the road and again on Friday to ask if I needed the blown tire to make the trip home or could I scrap it and make room for a spare. They said it was okay to scrap it, no problem. Well when dealing with the BFG warrantee claim department the installer was told without the tire for inspection there would be no compensation from BFG for the incident.
Luckily my tire installer agreed immediately to bite the bullet and provide me with a replacement tire at no charge if I provide the rim. So now I have to purchase yet another rim to get yet another spare tire mounted which will give me that tire and the spare rim and tire I purchased for the trip home. UGH!
I suspect my next set of tires will be Cooper Cobras.
All I have left at this point is to get the bodywork done on the quarter panel wheel well lip that was damaged by the exploding tire and I will be all set!
If anyone was wondering what I was doing at the hotel all Friday afternoon and some of Saturday, it was spent on the phone with the tire places, my original installer, my family, Pep Boys, etc. to secure a spare tire for my ride home. Next time I should be able to spend more time bench racing and less time dealing with car related issues.