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Old 02-25-2015, 11:04 PM   #1
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Any advice on how long to run on a professionally repaired tire on my 28ft AS?
They are Goodyear Marathon's with 8,000 miles & had a slow leak from a screw in the tread.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:29 AM   #2
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It should be fine until it wears out unless it was driven flat or low for a long time.


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Old 02-26-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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Wasn't a Marathon, but another brand of ST tire that I had plugged, and then ran it to Alaska and back on a 23', and it did good. Sold the trailer after the trip with the tire still on it, so I don't know how long it went.
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A good patch job is forever.


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Here's what the tire manufactures have told us:

A tire that was dismounted and had a patch plug installed in the center treads, not in the two outer tread bands, should be good for the remaining life of the tire. Possibly with a reduced speed rating. Punctures should not be repaired in the outer tread bands as the flexing of the sidewall and scrubbing of those treads will be more likely to loosen up even a properly installed patch plug.
If the tire was plugged on the trailer with a string type repair this is a temporary fix and you should think about having the puncture redone with the more permanent patch plug.
There is some concern with just an internal patch not filling the puncture and letting water infiltrate into the steel belts and causing damage inside the carcass.

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Old 02-26-2015, 11:42 PM   #6
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Say the tire manufacturers whose business it is to sell tires.

They started that outer two groves crap about ten years ago.

This day I own about 500 tires that are mounted on vehicles and are on the ground, I have never seen a properly applied patch fail, whether it is in the center of the tire or near the edge.


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Say the tire manufacturers whose business it is to sell tires.

They started that outer two groves crap about ten years ago.

This day I own about 500 tires that are mounted on vehicles and are on the ground, I have never seen a properly applied patch fail, whether it is in the center of the tire or near the edge.


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The worst that will likely happen is the patch might loosen and you have your slow leak back.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:05 PM   #8
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Say the tire manufacturers whose business it is to sell tires.

They started that outer two groves crap about ten years ago.

This day I own about 500 tires that are mounted on vehicles and are on the ground, I have never seen a properly applied patch fail, whether it is in the center of the tire or near the edge.


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Sure glad you have the test data to demonstrate to the court that your smarter than every tire company and the DOT engineers.
Just too many variables when it comes to repairs to get away with blanket statement such as
"Well I plugged a tire in the mid sidewall and it never blew out so plugging in sidewall is OK"


I understand it's possible to jump from an airplane and not have the parachute open and not die. I'm just not willing to play those odds. Are you willing to cover any damage that occurs if someone follows your advice?
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Any advice on how long to run on a professionally repaired tire on my 28ft AS?
They are Goodyear Marathon's with 8,000 miles & had a slow leak from a screw in the tread.
Courious what you mean by " professionally repaired". I have seen many supposedly professional people do bad and dangerous repairs.

The same folks that say to limit patch/plug or "combi repairs" to the center 2/3 of the tread say that plug only repair are not approved and will void any tire warranty. But hey what do they know

Would you or J. Morgan want to drive on this tire?


Maybe this one?
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Sure glad you have the test data to demonstrate to the court that your smarter than every tire company and the DOT engineers.
Just too many variables when it comes to repairs to get away with blanket statement such as
"Well I plugged a tire in the mid sidewall and it never blew out so plugging in sidewall is OK"


I understand it's possible to jump from an airplane and not have the parachute open and not die. I'm just not willing to play those odds. Are you willing to cover any damage that occurs if someone follows your advice?

So you are saying that the fact that tire companies are in the business of selling tires has nothing to do with the notion that an otherwise perfect tire should be scrapped because it has a small puncture inside one of the outside groves?

Is it possible that you being in the business of selling tires might sway your objectivity as well?




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By the way, did I mention a plug in the sidewall or was it just you that did that?

And By the way again,,,, have you properly applied a patch that has fallen off tireman?

And By the way yet once more, is that break in the tire representative of a small leak like the op asked about? Is it the same as patching a puncture outside of the center of tire or is that a different kind of damage?

Does "professionally repaired" imply that the tire was repaired with a patch or a patch/plug?

It does in my mind.

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[The same folks that say to limit patch/plug or "combi repairs" to the center 2/3 of the tread say that plug only repair are not approved and will void any tire warranty. But hey what do they know]



They are the ones that gave us the ST tire.
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I ALWAYS opt for patches or patch plugs.


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Do you think the hot patches bonded better?
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