Puncture seal. Is it still used by MH people?

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  1. etap

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    We had a similar product put in the tyres of our last MH and am wondering if it is still popular, we don't know whether to have it put in our tyres in our new MH as it does not have a spare, just a kit.
    Any views appreciated.
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  2. Mattyjwr

    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

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    I'll be putting my last few bottles into our tyres when I get new ones fitted soon. It has been great in the past.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    This mh person stuck it in his lawn tractor tyres.

    Multiple thorn punctures meant inflating the tyres a couple of times each lawn cut (we have over half an acre of meadow)

    Now been fully inflated for almost a year.
     
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  4. etap

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    Hi Mattyjwr,
    I found the name "puncture seal" somewhere, is it the one you use and presumably fit yourself ?
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    I almost bought the franchise to supply the product it really does work , at the demo the guy drove a tyre over a plank studded with heavy nails , I saw the tyre punctured multiple times and it did not deflate , it also prolongs the life of the tyre , but it is important that the correct amount is added
     
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    Son in law , got his own tyre fitting firm, doesn't bother mending lawn mower tyres or farm implement tyres anymore , just bungs some of that in and jobs a good un, but won't use it on road tyres.
     
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    I carry the cans in all my vehicles....seems to ward off the punctures. Some shows we go to still have the people selling the stuff to have fitted in your tyres, and have a motorcycle tyre, cos they hardly have any tread, and dozens of four inch nails hammered into it, and you are invited to put another nail in if you want. It seems to cost about £40 for four tyres.
     
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    A bloke at our local sunday market was selling one of the brands...cant remember brand.

    He had a car tyre on a spindle and a bradawl.

    He would spin the tyre slowly while stabbing it with the spike.
    a little orange fluid would leak out then solidify.

    From memory he charged around £20 per wheel, installed, if you were in the car needing doing.
     
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    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

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    I've checked and I have Puncturesafe which I can add myself. I used to get punctures every 9 months or so due to the roads that I used to drive on but Puncturesafe stopped that. Also it helped with a slit in my tyre that would have caused serious issues had the gunk not slowed down the rate of deflation.

    http://www.puncturesafe.co.uk/index.html
     
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    I used SLIME......£10 per wheel (475ml) for a car or van.

    Obviously only needed 1 bottle for the mower.
     
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    Hi,
    I have a franchise and can supply and fit locally or I can send DIY kits out a special rates to members.
    I have it in all 6 wheels of our M/H.
    Our Smart car has it fitted and my motorcycles have it too.

    Check the website for more information www.puncturesafewiltshire.com

    Thanks
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    I put it in our cycle tyres and lawn tractor but not RV or car.
     
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    Does it stand up to the high pressure of motorhome tyre's.
     
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    It can be put in tyres of any size, and pressure, from golf buggy's to JCB's and Quarry equipment.

    I run our M/H tyres at 70psi when towing the Smart car on the trailer, and fully laden @ nearly 4 tonnes.
     
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    Had some in a car, and picked up a nail.... advised to get it repaired properly and went to two tyre repair depot`s.

    Both refused to repair it.. (Quoted = too messy:RollEyes:)

    Ended up buying another wheel from a scrap yard and a new tyre.. :(
     
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    I rather take the risk of not being able to get a tyre repaired than greater risk of a puncture - especially as our mh tyres are not light and I don't like scrabbling around in the rain / dirt / dark etc trying to swap it over.
     
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    I have had it in my MH tyres since I bought it, as there is no spare and wouldn't be without it. Whenever I have had any work done on the tyres (they are not still the originals) I have warned the tyre fitters and they had no problems as long as they were forewarned. To save time some push the tyre off the rim before it has fully deflated, and if not pre-warned they could pebble dash the workshop and themselves.
    I also used it on a small trailer I used for going to the tip, as it was only used infrequently the tyres were always flat when I came to use it. I put in the puncturesafe and the tyres stayed up for years. I wouldn't be without it.
     
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    What's the special rate Jim?
     
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    I would like to know that as well please.:smiley:
     
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    Hi,As already posted my breakdown truck,bmw,motorhome,smart car and trailer,motorcycle trailer and motorcycles, garden tractor ,mercedes 4x4 all have been done,its the safe way to travel,is around £100 better than ending up in hospital and a write off,is your life worth more,regards H.:unsure:
     
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