View Poll Results: Are tire covers needed?
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:55 PM   #81
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UV can only damage the tire surface not the structure. Excess heat can damage the entire tire structure, like belt rubber.

Here is my data and info on the real damage done from excess heat.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:03 AM   #82
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I'm thinking using tire shades will be more beneficial to the life of the tire than tire covers... I see tons of rigs with black tire covers and I firmly believe that a black cover serves only to increase the temperature of the tire instead of actually protecting it... Soooo - I'm having some tire shades made for my coach.... Same material used for the solar screens I use on the front.....


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Old 08-26-2016, 06:49 AM   #83
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I see no reason there tire shads would work better than my White tire covers !!!
Better looking maybe,,, easier to store maybe,,, cost more maybe ???


What I see is a chance to forget them and try to drive away with them still on !!!
LOL !!!
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:29 AM   #84
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I see no reason there tire shads would work better than my White tire covers !!!
Better looking maybe,,, easier to store maybe,,, cost more maybe ???


What I see is a chance to forget them and try to drive away with them still on !!!
LOL !!!
Not sure what a tire shade looks like, but... "Easier to put on" would garner my vote.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:51 AM   #85
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Not sure what a tire shade looks like, but... "Easier to put on" would garner my vote.
I had never heard of them,,, so I Goggled them,,,
I will stick with my White Covers,,, maybe if we were living on the road I would feel different ??? We don't find it really hard slipping the covers over the tires @ home !!!
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:57 AM   #86
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I had never heard of them,,, so I Goggled them,,,
I will stick with my White Covers,,, maybe if we were living on the road I would feel different ??? We don't find it really hard slipping the covers over the tires @ home !!!
It's not putting them ON, it's connecting the back to keep them on. I have to crawl under the TT on my back.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:19 AM   #87
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All I know is......Tireman said to cover with light colored covers and DO not use petroleum based products on them. Good enough for me.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:51 AM   #88
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It's not putting them ON, it's connecting the back to keep them on. I have to crawl under the TT on my back.
All we do is slip the covers over the tires,,, have never had them blow off !!! Ours fit really tight,,, we maybe using TT tire covers on our Sunseeker ???
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It's not putting them ON, it's connecting the back to keep them on. I have to crawl under the TT on my back.
I quit attaching the covers with the bungie cord doohickey. I just use tire chocks to secure both ends. Works well, even in heavy wind. But I do have the heavy rubber tire chocks from harbor freight.
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I quit attaching the covers with the bungie cord doohickey. I just use tire chocks to secure both ends. Works well, even in heavy wind. But I do have the heavy rubber tire chocks from harbor freight.
So you have 8 (maybe 4) tire chocks? I've got 2.

I used to have tire covers that covered both tires on a side, but snow and ice would get the valley between the tires and drag them off the tires, even with the doohickey's attached. So now I have single tire covers.

So if I held them with chocks, I'd need 8 chocks.
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