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Old 09-08-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Ride-On Tire Sealant

Okay folks, need your opinions of a new (supposedly) panacea for flat tires??? Have any of you researched the Ride-On tire Protection Sealant/Balancer that professes to be the "fix" for our RV tire issuesTire Sealant | Puncture Repair | Flat Tire Repair | Tire Protection Systems for Motorcycle, Automotive, ATV and Heavy Equipment - Ride-On?? Snake Oil or worth exploring further?
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If it's anything like fix a flat, I heard people the change your tires out hate it because it's a big sticky mess when you break a tire down.
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They due complain about changing tires with that in there. However they are not the one's being stuck somewhere with a flat tire waiting on someone to come and change it or pump it up and fix it. When I use anything like fix a flat, or tire slime I make sure to tell the garage that is doing the tire work that there is something in there. Just dont want them to be surprised if they break the bead with a little bit of air.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Okay folks, need your opinions of a new (supposedly) panacea for flat tires??? Have any of you researched the Ride-On tire Protection Sealant/Balancer that professes to be the "fix" for our RV tire issuesTire Sealant | Puncture Repair | Flat Tire Repair | Tire Protection Systems for Motorcycle, Automotive, ATV and Heavy Equipment - Ride-On?? Snake Oil or worth exploring further?
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Two words: "Snake Oil"!
Nothing is as good as the time tested, (aka: old fashioned), methods of tire balancing, maintainance and repair/replacement.

Beware of any shortcut, gimmick and/or gadget, (especially for your RV).
IMO, most only do exactly what they are designed to do.... (separate you from your $$)!

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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I have no personal experience with the stuff, however when I was considering something similar I found none of the major tire manufacturers will warranty a tire that has been filled with sealant of any kind. If you do use it you'll be totally on your own if the tire fails for any reason. That includes circumstances that would normally be covered by warranty.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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I've used Ride On on motorcycle tires and it works for sealing punctures. I have removed tires after several years and it was all gummy but possibly still effective.

Guys on the BMW forum swear by it for on and off road use.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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I use "Slime" in all of my outdoor equipment and it really works. Before using it I was always having a low or flat tire. I do not use it in my cars, trucks or RV's. That's not to say I wouldn't use it to get myself to a repair station. I carry it as a per-caution.
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I've used Ride On on motorcycle tires and it works for sealing punctures. I have removed tires after several years and it was all gummy but possibly still effective.

Guys on the BMW forum swear by it for on and off road use.
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Since a motorcycle tire contains only a small fraction of the volume of air needed by any RV tire I don't understand how motorcycle tire information relates to motor home tires.
I'm curious....what does the fact that you've used, and "guys on the BMW forum swear by", Ride On in motorcycle tires have to do with motor home, tires?
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I think it is pertinent information. The main difference between motorcycle tires and RV tires is volume. The fact that it works in motorcycle tires is a positive thing.
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I think it is pertinent information. The main difference between motorcycle tires and RV tires is volume. The fact that it works in motorcycle tires is a positive thing.
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That may be true, however, only a small amount of RideOn, (or a like sealing/ balancing product), is need in a motorcycle tire.
Common sense dictates that it would take 20-50 times as much to be as effective in a coach tire.
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I have used it in my can am spyder tires since 2011. The tires are the same size as car tires, different rubber compound I am told. I am on my second set of tires without a flat. Did pick up a screw in the rear tire two years a go. Tire sealed its self after screw removal. The tires do tend to shake a little after sitting for a week or longer but that goes away after a few miles. It is water soluble and is easily washed out.
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For those of you that have used it....have you had a problem with it clogging up the air stem yet?
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Guys on the BMW forum swear by it for on and off road use.
I don't think too many Class A's are used in off road or trail use. The type of tire failures in RV or truck tires is different than off road tire failures.
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It basically would only protect against puncture from nails and screws. Same for motorcycles and RVS.
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For those of you that have used it....have you had a problem with it clogging up the air stem yet?

NO. I have never had a valve problem with Slime or any other problem.

For the naysayers, it is sold in different sizes to match the job you need done. I have also asked a mechanic who fixed a tire for me on a toad if he had any problems with the tire as it had the sealent in it. He told me no, it washes out. I had him repair a tire that I could see a large screw imbedded in the tread. It did not leak air prior to the repair.
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I'm one of the naysayers! No way will I ever use any goop inside the tire. Use a plug instead if you must but even that is temporary to get you on your way. Swap to a spare and get the tire fixed correctly...off the rim, patched on the inside. Anything else is a bandaid asking for trouble.

If you have TPS sensors then any goop will foul them!!
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I'm one of the naysayers! No way will I ever use any goop inside the tire. Use a plug instead if you must but even that is temporary to get you on your way. Swap to a spare and get the tire fixed correctly...off the rim, patched on the inside. Anything else is a bandaid asking for trouble.

If you have TPS sensors then any goop will foul them!!
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