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Old 07-11-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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DIY (Redneck) Tire Covers

My version of tire covers. 6x8 camo tarp doubled over and tucked in behind tires. Secured so they will not blow off. Figured it is just as good as anything for keeping out the UV. Cost: free. And it is camo so you cant see me at the campground...lol

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Old 07-11-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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My version of tire covers. 6x8 camo tarp doubled over and tucked in behind tires. Secured so they will not blow off. Figured it is just as good as anything for keeping out the UV. Cost: free. And it is camo so you cant see me at the campground...lol

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Free? Maybe but the cost of Duck Tape ((must be camo also) has to factored in.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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those tarps if used rear round last 2-3 years at most. Thought about doing this though - my neighbor sprung for real tire covers.

I may have some old plywood laying around..make a T of wood so the top of the T is behind the tires and the 'leg' comes out between the tires and through a hole in the ply, then drill a hole and drop a long bolt through to hold it. T-111 will last for years w/o paint.

Not something to travel with but the 15 days a year the tires are uncovered is no biggie.

With a few other trailers I have just spray the tires with a UV protectant and hope for the best.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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Got them from Walmart online, I am happy with how they stayed on during the winter.
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We had the ADCO tire covers from Camping World. By the end of the first year they were torn form the sun and wind. They didn't make it through year two. We have been contemplating making wooden ones for at home.
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those tarps if used rear round last 2-3 years at most. Thought about doing this though - my neighbor sprung for real tire covers.

I may have some old plywood laying around..make a T of wood so the top of the T is behind the tires and the 'leg' comes out bewteen the tires and through a hole in the ply, then drill a hole and drop a long bolt through to hold it. T-111 will last for years w/o paint.

Not something to travel with but the 15 days a year the tires are uncovered is no biggie.

With a few other trailers I have just spray the tires with a UV protectant and hope for the best.
Good idea. Now I have something else to think about because I have a couple of extra sheets of 5/8" plywood laying around.
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After my Freestars started to show sidewall cracking, I replaced them with GY Marathons. Since my TT sits out in the Texas sun, I ordered Camco wheel covers which came in today. Hopefully these will help keep the sun off them.
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