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Old 04-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Emergency tire repair kits?

Our jayco 11 doesn't have a spar tire - does it make sense to get one of these emergency foam or tire patch up kits in case of a blowout to be able to make it to the next repair station? (have compressor) if yes which one?
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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If it's a blowout nothing but a new tire will repair it.
Slow leak, maybe, but the shop that repairs it will charge extra to clean up the inside of the tire or may not be able to repair it at all due to the chemicals used.
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The best spare is the one that comes with the emergency road service truck. My RV insurance thru State Farm includes it for $25/yr, or there are several companies like Good Sam that will sell you a policy.

IMHO, it's just not safe to do a roadside tire change or repair on a vehicle this large without the proper equipment. My moho has a tire tool and a spare, but no jack -- unless I just haven't found it yet. Doesn't matter because someone better qualified and better insured than I will have to figure that out.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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yeah, let somebody else change these tires....but it wouldn't hurt to carry a plug kit in case you have to pull a nail or screw out. a quick plug and compressor could get you a ways until you can get a reat repair done.
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yeah, let somebody else change these tires....but it wouldn't hurt to carry a plug kit in case you have to pull a nail or screw out. a quick plug and compressor could get you a ways until you can get a reat repair done.
That's pretty much what I had in mind, Thanks
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Just a real fast FYI. When I was going to college I sold tires in Virginia. If you use a can of fix a flat PLEASE tell whoever you take the tire to for a permanent repair that you have done this. We had a technician spend three days in the hospital because he wasn't aware it had been used and it exploded when he opened it. They take special precautions when fix a flat is used.
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Spray can fix a flat is horrible stuff, please just say no.


For emergencies, I carry a plug kit.
Also 50 feet of air hose (connects to the coach air connector up front by the genny)
I also have an unmounted spare.
And a coachnet card.
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$100 per year for GoodSam or CoachNet and let them do it. They can repair or replace if necessary plus a lot of other things, including bring a new tire if necessary.

I've never had a flat but have had 3 blowouts on 16" tires and one big bubble on 19.5" tire. All was replaced within 1 hour.
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