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Old 01-10-2014, 06:16 AM   #1
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Putting on tire covers

The coach has been set up and I buy some tire covers on sale. What a pain to put on....with the coach lowered there is very little room between the fender and the tire. Can't even get my hands in there. So...the question is when do you put your tire covers on...
First thing when you get to the site and before you lower and put down the jack's....or
Do you completely set up...lower coach and jack's...then inflate the air bags to raise coach and put the covers on....when you then dump the bags do you go right back to level?
And tid bits of info...thanks
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:29 AM   #2
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My back hurts thinking about it! I do it before I put the slides out...if I can remember to...more room which is an oxymoron by the way...but not a whole lot of room above the tires...even with bags inflated...I see some folks have those "pull down" ones...sort of like a window shade...they look pretty sweet to me!
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:24 AM   #3
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Some of those tire covers are installed with snaps attached to the side of the motorhome. I would be a little hesitant about drilling holes in the body of the MH. I'd also want to make sure only stainless steel snaps were used. This company sells similar covers that attach with suction cups. I bought one of their windshield covers and am happy with it.

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I use "Bus" size tire covers. I put them on before leveling and putting slides out. And the bungee cords... throw them away the covers, if installed correctly, will stay in place!
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We put on ours last because we don't have air ride, air shocks, or any other features as such. Ours just go over the top of the tire like a pocket and stays put. I have yet to secure them once in the 2 years we have had the old girl. So now I bet they will blow off...
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Our tire covers are made by "SnapRing TireSavers". They are placed over the tire, and the metal rod inside the back of the cover snugs up against the back of the tire. They never come off, even in very high winds. Easy on, easy off...
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Mine go on last, and very easily. They do not blow away. Click image for larger version

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Our tire covers are made by "SnapRing TireSavers". They are placed over the tire, and the metal rod inside the back of the cover snugs up against the back of the tire. They never come off, even in very high winds. Easy on, easy off...
Hmmm interesting! I like the concept.
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My covers are also snap on made by RV Sunshade. I snap them on when I am all set up, takes less than 5 minutes.
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I would assume the OP is a full timer and would be staying put in one location for months at a time? Otherwise why would someone use them for 1 or 2 week trip/stay?
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I put my tire covers on BEFORE dumping the air!
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I would assume the OP is a full timer and would be staying put in one location for months at a time? Otherwise why would someone use them for 1 or 2 week trip/stay?
Sun on tires is the problem. I put the snap on shades on if I will be in one spot 2 days or more. They are easy to put on.
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My covers are also snap on made by RV Sunshade. I snap them on when I am all set up, takes less than 5 minutes.
We have these as well. Had the ones you put around tire. They were a pain to put on, always got grease on me and covers. Gave them away, and went with the ones above. Very happy now.
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The only problems that I have had with my Walmart tire covers is the Mexicans that trim the grass around the motorhome when parked in Texas for the winter. They had left marks on the bottoms. Not bad for 6 years of use. Eddie Elk.
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