The morning we were ready to leave our beautiful camp site in Death Valley I did my daily walk around our rig to physically inspect our tires. It’s normally a quick check but this time I saw something I didn’t like at all! A screw was embedded in our rear, outside tire.
Now what?! I quickly Googled on what to do when there is a screw in your tire. It reaffirmed that I shouldn’t pull it out and to leave it in! We needed to find a place to repair our tire (I think a tire plug kit will be the next addition to my tool kit for Dutchie!).
We were lucky there was a small gas station behind the campground with guys working at a jeep rental shop. They were very helpful and could plug it for only $20!
With the plug ready he took the screw out and nothing happened (no hissing sounds). He also used some water and soap to make sure no air was leaking out. It was fortunately only a short screw that didn’t punch all the way through!
Even though no air was escaping after the screw was removed, we kept thinking about our tire while driving. Luckily we use a EEZ RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System that is constantly monitoring the pressure and temperature of all our tires. It gave us extra peace of mind while driving that day – the system is worth every penny!
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