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Old 04-12-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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I'm Screwed -- Tire Woes

Back from FLA and after it quit snowing here in MI, I'm checking my tire psi. Found this screw in my tire. Can't get it out of my head that this was intentional. Don't want to believe it but how does this happen. Yes it's leaking.
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"I'm screwed" - ha, I see what you did there.

I submit that spot on your tire contacts the ground when it's down - it wouldn't have to have been intentional.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:04 PM   #3
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It happens, same thing happened to us on a farm trailer. Screw right in the sidewall. Couldn't repair, had to replace.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:22 PM   #4
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It most likely was piked up on the road. I would have it patched and use it on the rear of the coach. I have done that many times with success.
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I strongly disagree with patching it. You can't put a patch on a sidewall. No reputable shop will, they don't want the liability. It won't hold


It's possible, but I doubt it was done intentionally. I've had it happen to my pick up several times in the same general area.
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I had a '72 Imperial with Michelin "X" tires and picked up a tooth pick in the same spot. that caused a flat So I will vote that it was a road pick-up.
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Anytime the sidewall is compromised you can kiss that tire goodbye. There is too much flex in the sidewall for patches to hold. Putting it on a rear wheel just means you have to change the flat on the road.
It's unfortunate but it happens!
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Anytime the sidewall is compromised you can kiss that tire goodbye. There is too much flex in the sidewall for patches to hold. Putting it on a rear wheel just means you have to change the flat on the road.
It's unfortunate but it happens!
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Shops will not patch a sidewall on an automotive tire. Trying to patch a sidewall on a truck tire would be way off the chart.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:22 PM   #9
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Seriously!! I found a brass key in one of my tires, was somebody trying to unlock it??? Only really suckie part of this is the sidewall. You can try and fix it but don't bet on it working.
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The shop I work at uses alot of screws and studs. Unfortunately some of these end up in packaging that when moved between the buildings gets toppled and then they end up in the parking lots. I've got plugs in all of my pickup tires in all different spots from this. Yes you can pick these up in sidewalls it just depends on the position of the object when you ran over it so I would not automatically think it was done on purpose unless of course you think someone wants to deliberately cause you grief. For what it's worth, I run my pickup with plugs and patches and have in the past plugged MH tire in the tread but would not plug or patch sidewall of MH tire simply because a blowout in MH is much too frightening.
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Thanks to all for the input. I'm choosing to believe it wasn't malicious. Looks like a new tire. $727 out the door. CRAP!
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Agree. Jelly bread always falls jelly side down, and screws in the road always seek out a tire

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you can patch that at a good truck shop there is a special thick curved
patch that is heat bonded on been there done that 3 yrs latter still good
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