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Old 03-19-2016, 07:25 AM   #11
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if its in the tread I will plug it, I have found that there are some cheap plugs out there, I have 2 kits, 1 in the truck and 1 in the jeep, I only get the kits with the brown/orange colored plugs I never had a plug go bad.

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Old 03-20-2016, 03:18 PM   #12
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Had a slow leak on my 26 BH. A friends auto shop found a small nail about 1/2 inch from the sidewall. Put a plug in and we drove from Pennsylvania to Florida and back with no issues.


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Old 03-20-2016, 05:39 PM   #13
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On my Harley I have used a mushroom head plug. The kit comes with a tool to insert the plug, head first into the hole. Then you pull it back out as tight as you can. As with a patch inside the tire, the mushroom head is on the inside and any pressure only helps to increase the seal. Never had an issue on the bike or the pop-up trailer we towed. Good luck !
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:59 PM   #14
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I had a most new Michelin MS2/LTX on my truck get a nail in the side wall. Unrepairable! Ouch that hurt.

Then my wife's car had the same type nail right on the tread edge. Took it in and they replaced it, said I had road hazard warranty for 1 year free on the whole set.

Last set I put on my truck had road hazard insurance on the whole set!
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:48 PM   #15
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Plug and patch tire?

I have plugged vehicle tires and never had a problem. My only issue with a trailer tire is if you don't have a TPMS setup. In a vehicle you'll know quickly if a tire is low. In a trailer without TPMS you may not know until it lets go and then damage to the camper is likely....
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:07 PM   #16
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I had a bad experience with a wick /rope type on my popup years ago, however I never tried a mushroom plug , but for now the only acceptable repair for me would be a patch from the inside.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:16 AM   #17
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Thank you all for the thoughts, advice and antidotes. I have decided to buy a new tire while having this one patched to keep as an extra spare. Also based on some great advice here, I bought a plugging kit and stored it in my TV.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:53 AM   #18
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I would have it broken down and patched from the inside. To much flexing on a camper tire to make me comfortable with it. Most tire shops now days that warranty their work will not plug any tire.

If you have ever been stuck on the side of a road, you know the feeling you have.
X2. I always have mine patched from the inside. Just my personal habits.

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Old 03-21-2016, 09:10 AM   #19
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Plugs work, but -I have a problem with taking a reamer and possibly doing more damage to the tire so I can install a plug.
Patch on the inside for me.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:11 PM   #20
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Patch it from the inside, and forget it!

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