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Old 08-24-2015, 09:52 AM   #1
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Tire Cover Grommet Repair

Not sure if others have the same problem I have with the RV Tire Covers with the grommets tearing out.

Heres a repair method that Ive found that holds up.

Supplies needed include:
1. Grommet Kit with 3/8 Grommets

2. EternaBond Tape

1. I cut ~2x2 squares of the EternaBond Tape

2. I cover the Tire Cover Hole (where the grommet ripped out) on each side with the 2x2 squares of the EternaBond Tape.
Tire Cover Inside:

Tire Cover Outside:

3. I use the punch of the Grommet Kit to make a new hole through the EternaBond Tape.
Grommet Kit Punch:

New Tire Cover Hole:

4. I insert the grommet assembly into the newly created hole and position the grommet kits flaring tool and base.
Note: I have the grommet flaring on the inside of the tire cover.
Grommet Assembly Positioned:

Grommet Kit Flaring Tool:

5. I attach the grommet assembly using the flaring tool and I have a new grommet added to the tire cover.
New Tire Cover Grommet Inside:

New Tire Cover Grommet Outside:

This has proven to be a good repair method that lasts.

Hope someone found this post useful and informative.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:10 AM   #2
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Have had to replace a few grommets, also. Although I didn't think to reinforce the hole with the tape. I removed those bungee ball cords, and just use a mini bungee cord between the grommets. Much less stress on the holes, and quicker. Less time laying under the TT. Knock on wood, haven't had a cover blow away, yet.

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Old 08-26-2015, 09:54 AM   #3
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Nice job on the grommets. I have never used mine.. I place the tire covers on the tires then use the expanding wheel chocks to hold them and the tires in place. In 10 years doing this the tire covers have never come off..
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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Nice work! I have these now: Camco Tire Covers. No grommets. They adjustable straps that have snap togther ends. I only have 2 now, I'm replacing my old one with the grommet holes before winter.
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