I just bought four new Maxxis 13" tires for my (new to me) little Flagstaff. I also bought a TPMS. It took a week to get the sensors from Georgia (shipped ground).
I wouldn't take the tires home from the tire shop until I received the TPMS sensors to put on for proper balancing. I believe it's very important.
Proper inflation, monitoring, and balancing should all go a ways to forestalling tire problems.
Can't say I didn't try!
A proper repair is a patch on the inside of the tire in the tread area. Patching a sidewall is asking for another tire failure.
I suspect Wally-World's tire repair policy is for loss-prevention (read lawsuit) reasons. They can't be too careful, and it just costs the consumer to follow their lawyers' recommendations.
2004 Terry 250RKS, perfect for the two of us and the pups. It recently replaced our Flagstaff 21FB.
2000 F-350 7.3L CC/LB 4WD Lariat 3:73's