Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-08-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
rvtrekers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 602
Nail in Tire - Need Advice

I have a nail in the tread of my 245/70R19.5 front tire. Noticed it when I moved my coach on my drive where I store it. It is not leaking. Have no idea how long it has been there but I only put ~ 400 miles io the motorhome. Do I find a shop and take it there, or do I call a mobile service? I don't think I want to pull it out since it is holding air. I sprayed it with soapy water and no bubbles. This is my first RV so I don't have any relationships with repair businesses in the San Mateo / SF Peninsula area. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Bill & Laurie | 2016 Monaco Trek 26HMD - CHF - Roadmaster RSSA Steering Stabilizer - SuperSteer SS400 Trac Bar | 2005 Honda Element - Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - RVIBrake2 System | TireMinder TPMS |
rvtrekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-08-2016, 09:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,166
Does it look like a big screw? Or a long screw?

Sometimes you can pick up a short or broken screw that does not puncture the inner part of the tire that holds the air.
__________________

__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 430
Worth taking it to a tire shop. Drive carefully. Do you have a TPMS?
__________________
Montyhp
2005 Discovery 39s Cat C7 330hp, AF1 brakes,
2013 Silverado Crew Cab Toad, Blue Ox Towbar
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:07 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
genesimmons's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: western n.c.
Posts: 381
Well u could get a bottle of slime and put in it after u pull nail out or plug it
__________________
07 bounder 35e/workhorse
17 jayco 29me
genesimmons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
rvtrekers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 602
looks like a short nail, maybe a galvanized roof screw.
__________________
Bill & Laurie | 2016 Monaco Trek 26HMD - CHF - Roadmaster RSSA Steering Stabilizer - SuperSteer SS400 Trac Bar | 2005 Honda Element - Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - RVIBrake2 System | TireMinder TPMS |
rvtrekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rvtrekers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 602
No TPMS yet but I am researching them and on my list. I did the CHF. Next is a rear trac bar. Next is a safe-t-plus. Then TPMS with enough sensors for my coach and toad. Only short weekend trips for the next few months and I want to spread the purchases out.
__________________
Bill & Laurie | 2016 Monaco Trek 26HMD - CHF - Roadmaster RSSA Steering Stabilizer - SuperSteer SS400 Trac Bar | 2005 Honda Element - Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - RVIBrake2 System | TireMinder TPMS |
rvtrekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:12 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,166
If you are really brave you could try pulling it if you are going to call a service man. If it does not leak do not make the call.

If you are going to a tire shop I would drive it there and then pull it. If it does not leak, go fill up the fuel tank, have lunch out and head home.

We had a long nail in our tag. The TPMS warned up about the leak. I stopped and was able to hear the hiss. We were close to a town so drove slowly and stopped by a tire shop. Cost 45 to repair and a couple hours later we were on the road.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:13 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,971
The nail may not be all the way through the tread.
BUT ; I'd want to be at a tire repair facility ; before I pulled it out .

Note; tire slime or tire plugs may not be legal for repair to a steering tire in your state.

EDIT: My slow typing strikes again, Gordon , beat me to posting with the same info.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:20 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
rvtrekers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skip426 View Post
I'd want to be at a tire repair facility ; before I pulled it out .
Excellent thoughts from everyone! I have contacted two tire shops that work on truck tires and also RV. While I am a brave man I am conservative and my gut was telling me take the lower risk path. Once again this board has helped me out, thanks!
__________________
Bill & Laurie | 2016 Monaco Trek 26HMD - CHF - Roadmaster RSSA Steering Stabilizer - SuperSteer SS400 Trac Bar | 2005 Honda Element - Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - RVIBrake2 System | TireMinder TPMS |
rvtrekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:24 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,908
First find a local truck tire repair shop.

Start pulling on the nail and listen for a leak. If no hiss, pull it out but mark the wheel where you pull it out. If it is shorter then the thickness of the tread, your good to go.

If it leaks, leave it in, check and fill the tire to the max, marked on the tire, and drive it to the truck tire shop.

Every tire manufacture will recommend a internal and external repair. That keeps the air in and the dirt and water out of the layers of the tire.

Plugs pushed in from outside can leak internally and cause the plys to separate. No big deal on a 7 year old worn out tire but good tires deserve proper repairs.
__________________
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:25 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 3,003
You want the lower risk path? Get the tire repaired if it leaks, and change it's position to a drive tire, and a good drive tire to the front if it is possible to do so. If not, and the tire leaks where the object used to be, replace it or repair it and keep it as a spare if you don't have one. I wouldn't have a repaired tire on my steering axle except to limp to a tire shop.

Then, if you prefer staying on the lower risk path, get TPMS before you do the other things. Because nothing can cost you money like a blown tire. Those other things are, IMO, lower priority. TPMS is fairly cheap peace of mind.
__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, May 1, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:40 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
guardrail53's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: anywhere U.S.A, Currently back home in Thailand!
Posts: 2,090
In my many years of trucking, if I took the truck to a tire shop every time it picked up a nail, or something in the tread, I would have spent a lot of time there! Go buy you a quality plug kit at a farm store near you. If the tire is not leaking air, 98% of the time, it (the nail or other) has not punctured all the way through! Get some vice grips, and pull it out! Spray with soapy water, if no bubbles, no worries! If it starts leaking, plug it! If it is a steer tire, drive to the tire shop, and have it patched from the inside, and rotate it back to a drive position, or buy a new tire, and keep the patched one for a spare! Your call! Most tire shops will not patch a steer tire, but if you rotate it back to the drive, (if the same), they will do that for you! Good luck! I am betting on no leak and it did not go all the way through! Rail!
__________________
Retired, and "Always on Holiday!"
1996 Monaco Windsor 38PB, "Mona" 275 HP., 8.3 Cummins, 3060 Allison 6 speed, 2001 PT Cruiser, "Bailey"
guardrail53 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:44 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
rvtrekers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 602
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
First find a local truck tire repair shop.
Thanks! I searched for "commercial tire store" and found a Goodyear commercial tire service center in Hayward, CA about 12 miles away.
__________________
Bill & Laurie | 2016 Monaco Trek 26HMD - CHF - Roadmaster RSSA Steering Stabilizer - SuperSteer SS400 Trac Bar | 2005 Honda Element - Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - RVIBrake2 System | TireMinder TPMS |
rvtrekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 10:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
rvtrekers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 602
Quote:
Originally Posted by guardrail53 View Post
if I took the truck to a tire shop every time it picked up a nail, or something in the tread, I would have spent a lot of time there!
Excellent point, great perspective!
__________________

__________________
Bill & Laurie | 2016 Monaco Trek 26HMD - CHF - Roadmaster RSSA Steering Stabilizer - SuperSteer SS400 Trac Bar | 2005 Honda Element - Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - RVIBrake2 System | TireMinder TPMS |
rvtrekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nail in tire DebbieMH Entegra Owner's Forum 54 02-18-2015 09:09 PM
Red light camera nail you? Maybe a way out Scooter iRV2.com General Discussion 56 03-11-2012 01:58 AM
rear tire has a piece of metal (nail?) pdq_bc Class A Motorhome Discussions 14 09-27-2011 02:46 AM
Nail in my tire TEDDE Monaco Owner's Forum 9 07-10-2011 09:06 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.