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Old 04-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #29
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Simply "plugging tires" is no longer recomended by the manufactures.

The plug could leak internally and migrate thru the layers of the tire.

They actually recommend a patch and plug combo. Keep the air in and dirt out.
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Knowing the difference between a proper tire repair and an improper tire repair could be critical to vehicle safety. An improper tire repair could pose a safety hazard to you and your family and could also affect a tire manufacturer’s warranty.

One key process in a proper tire repair is removing a tire from the wheel to inspect any damage that may occur to the inner liner of the tire.

RMA offers tire dealers and automotive repair outlets a detailed wall-chart for proper tire repairs. Among the criteria to perform a proper repair are:[http://www]

Repairs are limited to the*tread area onlyPuncture injury cannot be greater than*1/4 inch*(6mm) in diameterRepairs must be performed by*removing the tire from the rim/wheel*assembly to perform a complete inspection to assess all damage that may be presentRepairs*cannot overlapA rubber stem, or plug, must be applied to fill the puncture injury and a patch must be applied to*seal the inner liner. A common repair unit is a one-piece unit with a stem and patch portion.*A plug by itself is an unacceptable repair

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Old 04-13-2016, 04:57 PM   #30
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Looking at the location, I would have plugged it. Not patch it but plug it. If you do not carry a plug kit in your vehicle you should. Any higher up on the sidewall and it would not have worked but the location it was in would have not been a problem. If concerned, plug it, and use as a spare.
Seriously ! You would run a plugged tire on your Motor Home ?
I'm in all that one would even consider that! At All !
What are you thinking ?

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Old 04-13-2016, 05:44 PM   #31
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Not necessarily intentional, my neighbor just found one in roughly the same location upon arriving home - no stops and cleat tire inspection before departure.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:00 PM   #32
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Congratulations, Count, you did the smart thing.

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