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Old 06-13-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Was just installing my new Prompt wheel covers. I realize now that when I gave Bill the opening dimensions, I only measured the right side on the rear. So when I went to install the left rear, there was the Hydro Hot exhaust. I've got a call into him. But I also got to wondering what other Prompt tire cover owners with Hydro Hot on their coach have done. Just cut a square opening in the lower left corner of the cover??
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Was just installing my new Prompt wheel covers. I realize now that when I gave Bill the opening dimensions, I only measured the right side on the rear. So when I went to install the left rear, there was the Hydro Hot exhaust. I've got a call into him. But I also got to wondering what other Prompt tire cover owners with Hydro Hot on their coach have done. Just cut a square opening in the lower left corner of the cover??
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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David,

We have MCD wheel covers and had the same problem w/the Hydro-Hot exhaust pipe. We had an Aqua-Hot dealer reroute the pipe (after confirming w/Vehicle Systems this would not impact the warranty) just outside of the wheel well. That worked fine, but we still had the smell coming in the bedroom and kitchen windows. So we eventually had WRV reroute the pipe to the back of the coach like they do w/the newer coaches.

The first fix was about $300; the second about $700. You know what they say about a fool and his money....

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Old 06-15-2007, 08:53 PM   #4
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I have an easier solution. Just put Armour All Extreme Tire Shine (or similar)on your tires about two to three times a year and it will give you the UV protection you're looking for as well as make your tires look great. Then you don't need to carry or install those tire covers all the time or deal with Hydro Hot issues. As long as you stay in the replace in 5 years or 40,000 miles plan on your tires, you shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:50 AM   #5
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OLdForester,

I LIKE IT!

Being a natural believer in "economy of motion" (read that LAZY), this makes sense to me.

Besides, from my many years of Boating, keeping white vinyl clean can be a real chore.
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rmmpe:

Glad you like it!

I too had a boat (42' twin diesel in Puget Sound salt water) and hated cleaning white vinyl as well as salt water off the boat. I have had really good luck with the Extreme Tire Shine and am also one that likes to look for "economy of motion". I find the best time to apply the tire shine is when the coach is clean and I am flushing the holding tanks. Takes about the same amount of time to apply the shine as it does to flush the holding tanks, and gives me something to do while I'm waiting.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:31 AM   #7
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OF,

I was in the Navy and have had or been around boats since I was 9. They're still not out of my system. However, IF I ever get another it'll be a small Walkaround with an outboard on a trailer.

My age has converted the enjoyment factor to one of disliking the maintenance of them.
In fact, we sold our Aft-Cabin boat just yesterday. Mixed emotions on that but the money offsets the cost of our "new to us" 1999 Mid-door Coach.

Also, the Coach goes a lot farther on a gallon of Diesel and doesn't cost $50.00 just to move it from our Slip to the fuel dock and back (and we are not paying for fuel spillage insurance).

In the long-haul, it should be better than a wash.

I'll look for the "Extreme Tire Shine" (I was going to use "Armor-All", which leaves shading on the driveway).

Thanks again.
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