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Old 06-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default So... Why the Tire Covers???

Hi guys,

Title is self explanatory. I'm just wondering why some people use the tire covers on their TT and RV's. I want to figure out if I need them... or not.

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: So... Why the Tire Covers???

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Hi guys,

Title is self explanatory. I'm just wondering why some people use the tire covers on their TT and RV's. I want to figure out if I need them... or not.

Thank you.
It's to keep the sun ( UV ) off the tires. Most tire manufacturers suggest it's a good idea to block the UV.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Yep the uv will break down the tire rubber over time. Dry rot sets in. I use them all the time even carry them on trips since most all our trips are a week or longer.
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I just bought new tires for our trailer, the original ones (only 3 years old) were very badly cracked, but they were the most cheapest tire cruiser rv could find and they were the Duro.

I bougt 4 tire covers off kijiji (same as craigslist) for $5.00 a piece I would like to save my tires a bit now.
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IF you read thru any of the various RV/motorhome information postings, guidelines and forums about tires from long time RV'ers ~ nearly all recommend checking the tire mfg date on the tire.

Here is one article on RV tires:

http://www.pjrider.com/TireCodes.htm

They also recommend tires over 8 years old, regardless of tread depth, be replaced with new tires.

I don't know how many people follow that "rule" but it's out there.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for all the replies.. I get it now..
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