View Poll Results: Are tire covers needed?
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:12 PM   #51
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So you think your TT tires are of equivalent (or maybe better) quality as your daily drivers tires?? Hmmmm.
No, just saying the TV and TT tires will both have similar oxidation/cracking issues if the vehicle remains stationary for extended periods of time. People I know who have cars that are stored for extended periods go thru the same pre-storage routine. Clean the tires properly, properly inflate them, put plywood or something else underneath if on concrete, cover them from sun exposure, etc. At one point, I had an old car parked in my garage for a few years, the tires were in awful shape when I sold the car, though there was still lot of tread life.

Assuming that we are talking about the same manufacturer for TV and TT tires, I don't know that I would say either is "better". They are designed for different requirements. As always, anything man made will have variations in quality from one item to another.

I have no quibble about different manufacturers having different levels of quality. Though even highly regarded manufacturers can be suspect - I was involved in the Ford - Firestone tire fiasco. I make no claim on why they had the roll over issues.

YMMV
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:34 PM   #52
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The proof of the need for tire covers for me was a few years ago. I bought a new boat and it is always parked in the summer in the same spot. One side gets direct sun and the other is almost always in the shade. After 4 years of the tires not being covered, the one that was exposed to more sun, had sidewall cracks and the one on the shady side didn't have a single sign of cracking. That was all I needed to see. The boat and motorhome now have all the tires covered when parked in my driveway.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:10 PM   #53
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Lots of great responses .... thanks .... a set are on my Christmas list!
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:15 PM   #54
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Looks like tire covers is going to join the great debate list (diesel vs gas, air vs nitrogen, bike racks, etc. etc.)

I'll break out the popcorn next time I see tire covers!
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:12 AM   #55
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Yup.. time to put this puppy to bed.. I'm a Diesel, Nitrogen, Tire Cover , not hating just saying.. kind of guy..


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Old 08-04-2016, 06:27 AM   #56
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Looks like tire covers is going to join the great debate list (diesel vs gas, air vs nitrogen, bike racks, etc. etc.)

I'll break out the popcorn next time I see tire covers!


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Old 08-04-2016, 06:39 AM   #57
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Before we close this book,,, I am wondering if the guys that do not believe in using tire protectant,,, may be do not believe in using a rubber protectant on slid rubbers ???
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:54 AM   #58
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I spray the slide rubbers with silicone two or three times a year and they've always been nice to me.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:43 AM   #59
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Looks like over 76% of polled RVer's think tire covers are the way to go.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:00 AM   #60
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Like I said earlier......once you have a tire "event",,,,you'll take every single precaution there is to prevent it from happening again. Thank God my $5153 in damages didn't cause any injuries.
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