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Old 08-04-2014, 09:43 PM   #11
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I don't use covers because I plan to replace the tires every 3-4 years. It seems that a blow out can cause tremendous damage and I'd rather not try to extend the life of the tires but just get "fresh" ones for peace of mind.

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Old 08-13-2014, 09:29 PM   #12
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I bought a set on EBay. I have had them 3 years so far. I only put them on the TT when it is sitting more than a weekend. So far they have held up just fine.

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Old 08-14-2014, 05:15 AM   #13
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I bought mine at harbor freight they are cloth, but I will see how long they last, fit right on nice and easy
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:40 AM   #14
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I own 4 boats, 2 utility trailers and a TT. Lots of tires over the years and thru experience is that it is sun and exposure that kills a tire. I have never actually ran the tread off a trailer tire. As far as the 5 year replacement thing, I truely believe that it is nothing more than a marketing tool to sell more tires. I keep an eye on my trailer tires looking for cracks in the side walls or uneven tread wear. While I would not set off for a 5k mile road trip with 6 or 7 year old tires, I have never replaced tires just because they are over a certain age. When you start seeing cracks in the side walls its time.

Used covers on my last 2 TT's after I replaced a set on my O6 Keystone. The cost for new tires is significant and just letting nature take its course seemed to be a bad strategy. Covers are cheap and there are a lot of DIY alternatives.

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