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Old 06-03-2011, 06:37 PM   #15
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The tire plug kit pictured, is not legal for tire repair, by tire stores in B.C., use by the owner ;I'm not sure. On a radial ply tire I would not use it, as following the exact direction of the nail is critical, push it in the wrong direction and you damage more of the cords. Prefer to have the tire dismounted and examined internally for damage.
Jacking up a motorhome under the axle puts no more stress on the frame than hitting a pothole, and should not result in door or window issues.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #16
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I carry a plug kit for my motorcycle because I would almost immediately know I have a flat and if I'm lucky enough to get a puncture in the area of the tire where I can plug it, I will.

JMO.....The only time a plug would be good on an RV is if you caught the tire going low in camp. Most flats on RV's are going to ruin the tire if the coach or trailer is moving.

Like it was said, there are two very distinct opinions on here. I always love the ones who say they'll use their credit card and Roadside Assistance to fix theirs. I just replaced the four rear tires on my coach two weekends ago. It took a week to get them in the Los Angeles area and they only had four. These came from the local distributor, not a tire store. I carry an unmounted spare that I feel comfortable enough to drive several thousand miles before replacing.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:55 AM   #17
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My coach has a wheel well in the back for a spare but a friend of mine has a coach that doesn't. We went to a junkyard and bought a van spare tire rack that mounted on the back. We mounted this flat on the roof and bolted a spare tire with the rim on it and placed a cover over it. Now it's out of the way. Getting it up there took the both of us and a rope but if you blow a tire in the middle of nowhere you will be glad you have a spare. How do I know this?
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I have used both the rubber plug & the cord type plug. I prefer the cord type. I have never used these on anything other than passenger cars, pickups, or suvs.
My dad mounted a spare under his Journey between the frame forward of the rear axle. It is out of the way & easy access if he ever needs it. It is unounted. My Coachman has a mount behind the rear axle but I do not have a spare. When I change my tires out I intend to keep the best one as a spare. Even an old spare in good condition is better than a blown tire. I plan to only use it to get me to a shop where I can get a new replacement. As stated above, it may not be available in the local area where you have the blowout.
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