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Old 08-01-2016, 08:28 PM   #1
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Tire Covers - Yes or No

So I had an older gentleman that hangs out at the local country store ask me about my MH and he says I really need to get Tire Covers or my tires will dry rot ....

Yes or No ... do I really need theM?
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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So I had an older gentleman that hangs out at the local country store ask me about my MH and he says I really need to get Tire Covers or my tires will dry rot ....

Yes or No ... do I really need theM?
I am a novice about this subject. From my take on this when it has been posted the answer is yes and buy a reflective color. For me that is the way I will go.

Then again, keep reading until you read what you want to read. Best of luck.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:11 PM   #3
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When parked for an extended period of time a cover keeps the sun off the tires. May keep them cooler too. We got ours from Amazon - not expensive and I take it as cheap insurance.


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Old 08-01-2016, 09:16 PM   #4
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:41 PM   #5
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Never ever used them but then again I have only been doing this for forty seven years.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:50 PM   #6
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Never ever used them but then again I have only been doing this for forty seven years.
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.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:31 AM   #7
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6 tires cost me $1500. If I need to replace them every 7-8 years because of UV aging, this is about $200 a year.

4 covers cost $50. If these extend my tire life by just 1/2 year, they more then paid for themselves.

It only takes about 2 minutes to put the covers on. I put the covers on if I'm going to be parked in the same spot for more than a few days.

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Old 08-02-2016, 06:35 AM   #8
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With so many different answers, i do cover mine just to be safe. Cheaper then new tires or a blow out going down the highway.
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6 tires cost me $1500. If I need to replace them every 7-8 years because of UV aging, this is about $200 a year.

4 covers cost $50. If these extend my tire life by just 1/2 year, they more then paid for themselves.

It only takes about 2 minutes to put the covers on. I put the covers on if I'm going to be parked in the same spot for more than a few days.

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Old 08-02-2016, 07:34 AM   #10
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Extended UV exposure is detrimental to pretty much everything so it makes sense to protect what you can. Weighing the cost and effort of protection against no protection in this case is an easy yes. Covers don't cost much and are very easy to deploy.

Or you can follow 47 years of experience otherwise...
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:07 PM   #11
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Got'em free. Use em. Just makes sense to me!


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Old 08-02-2016, 12:29 PM   #13
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I use them on our 5th wheel while we are home. Do they help prolong the tire? I don't know, but they dont hurt anything. I also have an old truck sitting outside that only gets driven occasionally, never used covers on it and the tires are at least 10 years old and it just made a long trip with no problems. Hard to say how much covers actually help.
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:39 PM   #14
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tire covers

I had them in the desert and had like new tires on my rig. covered them and 10 months later when we were fixing to move I took them off and all 4 of them were swollen and the radial treads separated. I was afraid to go near them. I thought they would blow in me face. so I believe they r good--but u can see I am not convinced
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So I had an older gentleman that hangs out at the local country store ask me about my MH and he says I really need to get Tire Covers or my tires will dry rot ....

Yes or No ... do I really need theM?
Yes. Your tires are exposed to UV rays which will damage your tires over time.

A lot of people use the inexpensive white "Tire Bags" my problem with them (for long term or fulltiming) is that they make wonderful critter homes and not just mice - one of my friends pulled his bag off to discover a VERY irritated copperhead

We decided on Magne Shade tire covers (to go with our window covers). They look pretty sharp and are a snap to put on and take off!

Products | Magne Shade | UV Fabrics, Sunshade for RV, RV Shade, Installs from the ground, Magnetic Shade, Magnet Sun Shade Shades
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:59 PM   #16
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Another tire tip

Especially if you are camped for several days or longer.

Get a sheet of 3/4" plywood and cut squares out that are larger than the footprint of your tires. When you camp on concrete, drive up on the plywood before you level and put your slides out. This too will prolong your tires.

Learned this trick at Camp Freightliner turns out concrete (not asphalt or gravel) will leach chemicals from your tires and the plywood acts as a barrier to prevent this
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:05 PM   #17
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I'd cover them if I were in a spot that received direct sunlight on the tires for any length of time. I'm parked in the shade, so I've never seen the need for them...aside from maybe keeping the wheels a little cleaner when it rains.

Now...I'm not a MH and have tires that will probably be replaced much sooner, so it's less of an issue. If I were keeping a set for 5+ years, I'd go ahead and cover them.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:11 PM   #18
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Never ever used them but then again I have only been doing this for forty seven years.


I'm with you.

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

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Old 08-02-2016, 01:18 PM   #19
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I agree with Bamabob,,,,,I myself, use the covers, sit on plywood no matter what the ground is, keep nitrogen in them, spin balance them, and have tire pressure/temperature monitors on them. After a $5153 tire separation on IH 20 in Ft Worth that destroyed my whole dining area, I cover as many bases as I know of. It's not a big investment to put covers on them. UV rays can be nasty on black rubber......look what it does to human skin!!
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We put covers on them, but still ended up with some small cracks at the 5 year mark. We decided it was prudent to replace them to ensure good rubber under us for our next trip.
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