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Old 07-01-2019, 07:50 AM   #1
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Tire Covers for Winter Storage

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Having fun with our new to us 2004 Fleetwood Bounder 35B. We are located in Michigan where winters can get interesting. We are in the process of building a shelter for our RV as it wont fit in our pole barn and have a question regarding tire covers.

We will be using a full size RV cover for winter storage but was wondering if tire covers are worth the investment. Do they help? Also in same regard, will it have any negative impact on the tires if parked on concrete pad or should the tires be on top of wood or rubber pad.

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Hello

Having fun with our new to us 2004 Fleetwood Bounder 35B. We are located in Michigan where winters can get interesting. We are in the process of building a shelter for our RV as it wont fit in our pole barn and have a question regarding tire covers.

We will be using a full size RV cover for winter storage but was wondering if tire covers are worth the investment. Do they help? Also in same regard, will it have any negative impact on the tires if parked on concrete pad or should the tires be on top of wood or rubber pad.

Thank you.
We live in WI, had the same concerns and situation. My Morton garage door was too low, still thinking about adding on an RV garage section. Went out and bought a MH cover and wheel covers instead.

Here's what happens after 2years of the same cover...at least it comes off easier than they go on.

https://youtu.be/9GXE1rgvYZI

BTW, the tire covers and UV protectant are probably doing their job, but nonetheless the tires needed replacing after 4-5 years. I don't believe there is a perfect solution.


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Cover the tires and put them on boards or rubber pads for long term storage.
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My cover comes down all the way to the ground. No need for tire covers. I keep mine in a storage barn anyway.
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Tire covers are for ultraviolet (sunlight) protection. Probably not a concern in the weak sunlight of a northern winter.



You don't need pads under the tires if the surface is well cured concrete or well-drained sand or gravel. If wet soil or clay, or some material that may contain chemicals of any sort (including anti-rot treated wood), I would put something under the tires.
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We live in Ontario and put the tire covers on year round when parked in the driveway.
When travelling, they go on whenever parked for 3 days or more.
Yes, they protect your tires and do no harm to them.
Tire covers are cheap insurance on your tire sidewalls lasting longer.
When parking long term, we also use the 12"x12" yellow plastic pads (Walmart) under the tires.
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