Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Redditch, Worcestershire.
My Motorhome: Gone now, flogged it!
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I've had numerous punctures over the years. One's that stick out include a rear blowout on the M5 in my MGB, one in a snowstorm in Cornwall in a Cavalier (company car), one in Hereford city centre in the same car & many in my MG Midget, caused by Pirelli (UK factory) not following manufacturing instructions from Italy correctly. Due to abysmal customer service from Pirelli following that episode I have never bought another Pirelli tyre.
Most unusual puncturing object was a spark plug (yes, really) in a rear tyre of my Pontiac Bonneville when I lived in New York.
All of the above were incurred during normal road use. These & many more were changed by myself so I am not best pleased that my wife's new car comes without a spare. Even worse, the "fix-it kit" was missing too! Quite funny though watching the salesman & then the technician searching everywhere to show it to me.
I used to do rallying (many moons ago) so became quite expert at high speed wheel changing. We once punctured both nearside wheels almost simultaneously on a protruding rock & had to change both. We carried two spares & only lost 7 minutes on that section but I think it would take a little longer to change one on the MH, if God forbid we are unlucky enough to suffer.