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Old 09-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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rear tire has a piece of metal (nail?)

Hi

The rear tire, passenger side, has a peice of metal looks like a nail, without the spiral) stuck in it. In the past, this happened once with the car and we were able to get it repaired. The tire has not lost air. Have no idea how long it has been there. Actually, found it by accident today.
(sorry - couldn't figure out how to add the pic)

Suggestions?
Currently we are in Burnaby BC (burnaby cariiboo rv park) and if you know of a good tire place nearby- let us know!

Thanks everyone
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Take it to a tire repair shop(truck). Let them pull it out that way if it does leak they can possibly repair it.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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i drove our minivan around for about three weeks waiting for a replacement tire to come in. the nail was too close to the sidewall for a repair, and i didnt want to run around on the spare. no loss of pressure.
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Whatever you do, do not remove it. It will go flat if you remove the object. Make sure it is inflated to specifications and then drive to a tire shop. I would recommend they take it apart and put a patch on the inside, not a plug. I am not a fan of plugs. I would much prefer they take the tire down and put a patch inside. This way, they can inspect the insideof the tire for other damage.
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If you are headed to the states and it will hold, wait until you cross the border. I had to buy 4 tires in Edmonton. $300.00 more per tire than US prices. 275 70R 22.5 tires.
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Don't worry about plugging, the tire shops will not do it. There are lots of good shops in the area, get it fixed and carry on. Do not attempt to drive to the U.S. on it as suggested, a blow out will really ruin your day.
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I would agree its not a great idea to drive on the tire. But it appears you have been doing so without knowing it. Not sure I would do it myself, tend to air on the side of safety.

Just wanted to point out tires are way too expensive in Canada, and I am comparing that to Alaska prices. Didn't think anyplace could be more expensive than AK until I went to Canada.

A nail in your tire is not likely to cause a blow out. Blow outs occur from rips, bad maintenance, heat, improper inflation, etc...

Google 'will a nail cause a blow out" many arguments pro and con.
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If the metal is not too deep in the tread, it's no problem at all. Unfortunately, there is no way to know how deep it goes without pulling it out and repairing it. Without seeing it, it is difficult to say but I would probably continue to drive on it until ready to repair or replace (more likely).

In my opinion the worst the nail will cause is a slow leak, but if you continued to drive on a soft tire, the under-inflation could cause it to overheat and blow out. If you have a TPMS you would be warned of the low pressure, but otherwise you need to check often.
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Nail holes are what plugs are meant for, on the way to Maine this summer we pulled into a rest stop did a walk around heard a slow sssss, found a nail in the tread of the outside dual, checked the air pressure down about 5-7 psi got the plug kit and air hose out, marked the nail, got out a pair of side cutters pulled the nail glued and inserted plug, waited 5 minutes and re pressurized the tire, used the side cutters to trim the plug even with the tread. Pulled out, no problems last 4 months.
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Plugs are no longer like the old round rubber ones, and IMHO, the old thoughts on plugs do not apply anymore.

I also carry plug kits and have used plugs frequently because I go places off road in my small, non-off road, small pickup.

I've ran on plugged tires for years with no problem, or leakage.

Just what I do, but then I "do the experiment", not relying on "old wives tales".

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here's the update...

after doing some checking, decided to check out Kal Tire
The internet indicated that the location on Boundary was the closest one that can take large trucks & RVS
With the toad, on Saturday, went into the location and explained the situation
Turns out no, they do cannot take large trucks & RVS and the closest location was on Lougheed (still close to where we are)
So onto the new location and explained the situation - yes they can
the problem with this location is the access (lots of highway construction and congestion)

This morning took the lotorhome into Kal Tire on Lougheed
Pulled the metal piece
Thankfully the metal was not deeply into the tire - no leaking - no repair!

THANK YOU Kal Tire!
and thanks everyone here too!

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I just had a steer tire patched, the shop said they wouldn't do plugs on steer tires as it can spread the cords leading to premature failure
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I just had a steer tire patched, the shop said they wouldn't do plugs on steer tires as it can spread the cords leading to premature failure
Shops around here won't do plugs at all or at least the ones I've gone to. They break the tire down and patch, too many problems with plugs leaking.
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Glad everything is o.k. Kal is one of the best.
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