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Old 08-02-2016, 02:52 PM   #21
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I always thought it was the general consensus to change your tires every 5-6yrs regardless of mileage. Doing that, I don't see the need for tire covers. Like others have said, I've never covered a car tire in my life, nor have I ever covered a trailer tire. I wear them out before they get a chance to dry rot. I suppose if your rig sits more than you go, it might help.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:52 PM   #22
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I'm with you.

I doubt all of these folks put covers over their car/truck tires.

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You're right, but car/truck tires are usually only on a vehicle for 3-4 yrs, maybe 5. For most of us, we don't put a lot of miles on our TTs, so the tires could be on quite a bit longer. That makes UV protection more important. Especially if the tire isn't high quality to begin with.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:03 PM   #23
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tire covers

how about pulling up on those plastic lynx levelers? Will that do the same trick as the 3?4 inch Plywood?
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:17 PM   #24
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I always thought it was the general consensus to change your tires every 5-6yrs regardless of mileage. Doing that, I don't see the need for tire covers. Like others have said, I've never covered a car tire in my life, nor have I ever covered a trailer tire. I wear them out before they get a chance to dry rot. I suppose if your rig sits more than you go, it might help.
I agree, but really it is recommended by tireman9 every 4 years. I have no use for them being my slides go over the tires when extended, the only time there not extended is during travel. So It depends how you use your trailer and keep it. It's a PITA for me and for what reason, the way I use my trailer and how it works...
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:26 PM   #25
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Sharon,,,,5 years ain't too bad being as you live in southern Arizona....hot and dry down there as you know.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:31 PM   #26
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Drrayrn,,,,,I would think that the "Lego's" would be good too since they will keep the tires off the ground. Whether it's dirt, grass, concrete, tarmac, etc. the ground has some uncanny ability to draw the stuff out of the rubber that hurts the tires. Also,,,,,,leaving your rv sitting for extended periods in storage can sometimes be more damaging than being on the road regularly.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:38 PM   #27
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Drrayrn,,,,,I would think that the "Lego's" would be good too since they will keep the tires off the ground. Whether it's dirt, grass, concrete, tarmac, etc. the ground has some uncanny ability to draw the stuff out of the rubber that hurts the tires. Also,,,,,,leaving your rv sitting for extended periods in storage can sometimes be more damaging than being on the road regularly.


I would recommend getting (and using) the "toppers" (my word; don't know their name) for the plastic levelers... so your tire sits on a flat surface. Without them, your tire is sitting on a small number of jagged high spots. Although I use them anytime I use the levelers, it is probably most important when sitting for extended periods.


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Old 08-02-2016, 03:39 PM   #28
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Regardless of what anybody decides to do in this discussion......the most important thing I can say is to watch them,,,,,make sure the pressure is good, watch for cracking, bubbles, etc. If you can't or don't want to buy a TMPS system, at least,,,,when you're at a rest-stop,,,,walk around,,,,feel the temperature of the tires AND wheels to make sure they aren't running hot. After I saw cars in my rear view mirror pulling back and over because of all the rubber and wood exploding all over the highway behind me from my tire separation,,,,I've hightened my concerns and consciousness of what can happen......when it happens to you,,,,,you'll be more conscious about them also,,,,and strive to make them safer in anyway possible. It really all depends on how far you want to push the envelope,,,,but I assure you,,,,if you don't keep your eye on them,,,,,it'll happen in due time.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:41 PM   #29
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325BH,,,,I also have wondered about the "jagged edges" on the "Legos" too. I myself don't entertain the thought of putting my tires on them. I ALWAYS put mine on plywood.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:07 PM   #30
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Well then that makes you an expert on the subject! Yes you need wheel covers to keep UV off the tires. Do any internet search on the subject and you will see it's a no brainer.
Never been an expert on anything and would hate to to be considered one because I have never had any use for any so called experts, only passed on my personal experience with this subject. I do agree with Bama Bob on the concrete issue though.
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