Originally Posted by peteco
I have the Safety Seal kit. It is made in USA and very heavy duty and good quality. It has a reamer, small and large thickness plug, and lubricant. I just could not get the plug in even after reaming, lubricating and using the thinner plug.
Originally Posted by rogerstg
I had one recently that was a bear like that. It was a small hole caused by a small screw. I used a hammer to help drive it in, and split a couple plugs before i was successful.Luckily, I was in my driveway so there was no urgent pressure on me, just stubbornness.
This thread has been a good discussion and made me realize my backup plan might not actually work.
I hadn't even looked at my kit closely to discover it has a reamer and lube included. The last plug I did was over 15 yrs. ago and on a scooter tire. It is now obvious to me that plugging a 6 ply truck tire is a totally different animal.
So I will continue to carry a spare and be content with "rather have it and not need it" peace of mind. I'd always intended to have the tires swapped by roadside serrvice rather than trying to change the tires myself. I might attempt it myself under perfect conditions (away from traffic on a level paved surface) but only if unable to get roadside help.