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Old 04-28-2015, 09:04 PM   #21
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I keep covers on the side where the sun shines on the trailer when sitting in our backyard (storage). Don't use them camping.

Our tires are cheap Chinese and will be replaced with Maxxis tires before we venture out on a major trip we have planned for next spring.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:34 PM   #22
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Who knows... I don't cover mine. I also don't daily drive my tow vehicle and don't cover the tires on it either. Do what makes you feel good. lol.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:09 AM   #23
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Homer1959 Like others I don't put much stock in tire covers but they do look cool. I would suggest that you rethink the amount of time for tire usage. We use four years as limit for our trailer tires.
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I don't know if they help or not, but they keep the dog pee off the rims!
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Thanks for all of the insight everyone! We just bought our first camper so we're learning a lot. I've seen people using wheel covers and always wondered about.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:31 AM   #26
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Every RV tire manufacturer says that sun and ozone on a parked tire are their worst enemy. Goodyear and Tow-Max both say that the RV should be moved every 3 months to avoid ozone cracking on the buldged sidewall and to avoid direct sun light.
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So who makes a good cover? Anybody try the cheap ones at Harbor Freight?
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They could probably make tires last 50 years but why should they. I wouldn't be surprised if they added chemicals to make them degrade even faster.
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Every RV tire manufacturer says that sun and ozone on a parked tire are their worst enemy. Goodyear and Tow-Max both say that the RV should be moved every 3 months to avoid ozone cracking on the buldged sidewall and to avoid direct sun light.
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Tire covers .. GOOD IDEA.. on your daily driver the tires get exercised on a regular basis.. on your RV they sit for long periods of time.. The daily use makes the oils in the tires move and keeps the rubber "fresher" Uncovered the RV tires are prone to weather cracking and at that point need to be replaced.. On my 1st RV that happened in under 1 year..
What they said...

Plus, I read somewhere (this site?) that vinyl tire covers won't last very long in high sunshine areas (AZ for example) and 'canvas-type' don't last very long where they stay damp for long periods of time. So I will be buying fabric covers for my trailer.
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So who makes a good cover? Anybody try the cheap ones at Harbor Freight?
Yup and after a year they look awful. But they are now 3+ years old and still in one piece. I do just use them when in storage not when camping.
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