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sabconsulting

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Posted: 05/12/12 02:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a question for those of you who regularly travel way off the black-top (and therefore away from roadside assistance services) with their campers:

What do you take with you in case of punctures / tyre damage?

E.g. 2nd spare wheel, tyre sealant (carried, or already installed in tyres), inner tubes, a combination of these or something else?

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Put the spare on

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sabconsulting wrote:

Here is a question for those of you who regularly travel way off the black-top (and therefore away from roadside assistance services) with their campers:

Steve.


In the Brush Country of South Texas, it is 10ply tires (load range E) and 2 spares.


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Steve:

Here is my take, and we regularly travel off road and even on road never use road side assistance:

My tires are 75/285/R16 load range E Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor (3750 lbs maximum weight rating at 80PSI, 32.8" diameter). These tires are manufactured with kevlar and steel belts, with a special rubber compound in the side wall to be cut resistant. I hope that I have superior cut and puncture resistance already built into the tires I use. However, in case of a puncture, I carry two large cans of tire sealant/inflator, two tire plug/patch kits and a portable high pressure/high volume 12V air compressor. To lift the truck to change a tire (I carry only one spare), I have the stock jack that came with the truck (GMC 2500HD, D/A, 4X4, CC, short bed), as well as a 6 ton hydraulic jack with four 12"X8"X3/4" pieces of plywood and two sets of Lynx levelers for "building" a jack mount base.

I have never had either an off-road or on-road puncture with the camper to date and hope I never will, but try to be prepared, if necessary. I have had flat tires on other 4X4s, once two tires at the same time way back beyond nowhere...

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Just the stock spare and jack for me. I explore a few forest service roads here in the southeast. I worry about leftover tent stakes in the ground at campsites more than anything else. Knock on wood, I've never had a problem.


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Posted: 05/12/12 04:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two mounted spares, 12,000 lb bottle jack, battery-powered impact wrench. (plus a pretty full set of tools, etc)


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Where do you carry all that stuff? Besides the factory jack and spare tire.
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I carry two spare tires. One for the trailer and one for the truck. It's always worked for me.


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I carry the spare, a 12 volt air compressor most of the time and a tire plugging kit. We like to drag our Jeep out to Colorado and run the mountain trails in the summer. It is very easy to puncture a tire on the sharp rocks so I prefer to just plug a tire until I get back to town and can have it properly patched from the inside of the tire.

I was running Good Year Silent armor tires, on the rear of our truck campere, last summer on our trip to Alaska. One of them, with about 3,000 miles on it had a side wall separation in Idaho and had to be replaced by a tire shop with a different brand. Not a Good Year dealer in the small town, where the problem happened. The other Silent Armor 10 ply, got a rock puncture when we were west of Dawson City Yukon, headed for Tok Alaska.

I carry a couple of kits, one like this one and another that uses a squeeze type "gun" to insert the plugs. Started using the plugs when I spent a lot of time on motorcycles and when bush flying in Alaska. I have never had a plugged tire fail me.

http://www.amazon.com/Slime-1034-A-Tire-Plug-Kit/dp/B000ET525K

Here is the gun type one. It works slick once I figured out how to use it. Had to resort to reading the directions. LOL

http://www.gemplers.com/product/150996/T........79562&cpncode=26-138213215-2&CID=25SEBCM


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It lists the gun as being for "garden tractors, and golf carts. Will it work on truck tires?
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