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Old 05-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #15
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these are very simple to use and do a great job.
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I use the same type. Made on site with my window coverings in a park we were at in Rockport, TX. These are far better then the typical slip on covers because they breath through the material while still blocking UV. I have read where the typical vinyl covers do more harm than good because they trap heat.
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From my experience using slip on tire covers, both white and black, I cant feel any heat build up in the tires or on the sidewalls. In fact they are always near ambient temperature and far cooler than they are when on the road.

The snap on style looks much more convenient than the slip on but I would definitely go with 90% screen to keep the uv's down.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:48 PM   #17
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Tire covers are a no brainer for protection. But, they can be PITA and very easy way to transfer dirt to self and or clothes!

On this set of tires, against Michelins recommendation, I do apply Aerospace 303 to the sidewall, at least once a month. This way, when I don't take the time to cover the tires for one or two day stops, I have some UV protection.

I also like a recommendation for a product called Sunblock. It is actually painted on over the sidewall. It blocks 100% of the UV, and is black like a tire. A veteran former CC owner, Don, told me about this when we first got our coach. Our next set of tires, will get an application of Sunblock.

And as far as covers, I like the look of MagnaShades tire covers. But, have not bought a set. Look a bit easier to pack away, and while installation could transfer some dirt, much easier then the traditional full covers.

Protecting them you should...!

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Very nice and not so obtrusive. My rig sits in it's carport with no sun on the tires for 10-1/2 months out of the year. I do not cover the tires when we travel. Although I would be more inclined to do so with these.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:54 PM   #19
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Mentor, you can be mine. Great idea. How did you attach the snap to the chassis?

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1 half of the snap screws onto the coach, I found nail polish that very closely matched my rig color and painted them. I used a bit of sikaflex to water seal it.
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For short stays when you don't want to mess with covers, I've found that Aerospace 360 protectant is a good product that helps protect from sun damage.
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Thanks for the comments folks. Guess I better get some covers.
Hi Dan, where in Alberta are you? I got my tire covers from princess auto. Watch for their sales.
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You can get those tire covers from RVsunguard.com. Either snaps or twist locks. We have found in high winds the snaps come undone. rvsunguard also has a pocket on the bottom that we put a pipe through and a rope through the pipe then around the tire so the wind doesn't blow the cover away.

I know it sounds like overkill but we have had various styles of tire covers blow off several times before we came up with the pipe solution.
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Many of the tire covers sold are all but transparant at UV (The harmful part of light) howevr...I cover mine if long-term parked.

They make good projection screens for my holiday projectors after all.
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Hi Dan, where in Alberta are you? I got my tire covers from princess auto. Watch for their sales.
We were about 1.5 hrs from Edmonton were there is a Princess Auto but are in the Okanogan in BC now for the summer. Not sure if there are Princess Auto's here.
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Been following this thread. Found material on amazon along with snaps.

I think I can make them for about $100.

The hardest part will be getting the sides hemmed...my buddies wife likes to sew tho.

I was going to put a small bar of metal in the bottom to help hold them down.

I don't want to have to tie anything to the tire...I'm tired (pun intended) of laying on the ground for tire covers.

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Tire covers are a no brainer for protection. But, they can be PITA and very easy way to transfer dirt to self and or clothes!

On this set of tires, against Michelins recommendation, I do apply Aerospace 303 to the sidewall, at least once a month. This way, when I don't take the time to cover the tires for one or two day stops, I have some UV protection.

I also like a recommendation for a product called Sunblock. It is actually painted on over the sidewall. It blocks 100% of the UV, and is black like a tire. A veteran former CC owner, Don, told me about this when we first got our coach. Our next set of tires, will get an application of Sunblock.

And as far as covers, I like the look of MagnaShades tire covers. But, have not bought a set. Look a bit easier to pack away, and while installation could transfer some dirt, much easier then the traditional full covers.

Protecting them you should...!

Best to all,
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I use only areospace 303 too, my understanding is that it is safe to use on tires and I cover( white) wheel covers if I stop for more than a day or 2 seems to work.
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Been following this thread. Found material on amazon along with snaps.

I think I can make them for about $100.

The hardest part will be getting the sides hemmed...my buddies wife likes to sew tho.

I was going to put a small bar of metal in the bottom to help hold them down.

I don't want to have to tie anything to the tire...I'm tired (pun intended) of laying on the ground for tire covers.

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Been following this thread. Found material on amazon along with snaps.

I think I can make them for about $100.

The hardest part will be getting the sides hemmed...my buddies wife likes to sew tho.

I was going to put a small bar of metal in the bottom to help hold them down.

I don't want to have to tie anything to the tire...I'm tired (pun intended) of laying on the ground for tire covers.

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I've got a set I'll give you. You pay shipping. They are dark brown and removed from my the rig in signature below. Complete with the snaps and turn tabs. My coach is in the shop as I write this, having the holes patched and painted ($900). They do vibrate and flap in the wind if really breezy and rub the paint a little but doesn't seem to do much damage. They came with the coach when I bought it. One needs a little repair but still works. PM me if interested.
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