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Old 06-03-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Just purchased a gently used 2008 Tuscany #4055 and as part of the deal I had them replace the tires all around. When I got the paperwork which is from Goodyear it says the new tire composition technology does not require use of tire protectors aka "vinyl covers" while sitting outside for extended periods. Anyone care to speak to this concern? Appreciate the feedback as we are relatively new to this endeavor and want to learn as much as we can from experienced RVers.

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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Covers are cheap - tires are a tad pricey.

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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The covers are cheap for the peace of mind they give. I think that blocking UV rays is important and the covers do that. JMO
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:58 PM   #4
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When I got the paperwork which is from Goodyear it says the new tire composition technology does not require use of tire protectors aka "vinyl covers" while sitting outside for extended periods.
Any chance you could scan that paper work into your computer and post it?

JMHO. Anything that reflects light and heat away from the tires helps their lifespan. I would question the use of black covers though.

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Old 06-03-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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I know of no tire manufacturer that recommends tire protection, that would be self-defeating. On the other side of the coin; unlike Michelin tires, I've never read of Goodyear MH tires having side-wall cracks that require replacment.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:48 PM   #6
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I bought my coach in Dec and it has the original 6.5 year old Goodyear G670 with 12k miles (now). I don't think the tires were covered but cannot confirm that and my tires look brand new. no cracks at all in the sidewall.
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