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Old 09-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Tire Cover for 22.5" tires

Hello Happy Campers! Newbie here, I am looking for tire covers for my MH which have 22.5" tires on it. ( I'm getting ready for Winter )

I am finding that most RV tire cover sizes are as follows:
Tire Size 1: 33" to 35"
Tire Size 2: 30" to 32"
Tire Size 3: 27" to 29"
Tire Size 4: 24" to 26"
Tire Size 5: 18" to 22"

Should I buy the 18"-22" or will it be too tight? or go with the 24"-26" and worry that they will be too loose and blow off? Anybody with 22.5 tires have any experience with RV tire covers and what size did you go with? Also what are the better brands to buy that will last?

Also, are the tire covers deep enough to cover the entire Dual rear tires/wheels or do I need differnet ones for the rear? Thanks!
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Hi Benny - I use the Ultra Tyre Guard from Camping World. They are bungee cord attached and won't blow anywhere.

As to size, measure your tires diameter. They will NOT stretch, so if it is tight, I'd go with the next larger size.

You really can't put a cover on an INSIDE dual. If you have a tag axle you need 3 pair of covers. If not, 2 will be what you're looking for.

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Don't confuse tire diameter vs wheel diameter. You want to measure the diameter of the rubber tires. Most covers have a bungee cord to keep the covers on in the wind, although they are a bit of a pain to connect. There are other design choices as well. Some people get the kind that snaps to the side of the motorhome and hangs down in front of the tire. This is easy to install and looks good but does not cover the tread portion of the tire.
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Most tire covers I have seen go by the OD of the tire, not the size of the wheel.

If your Ford chassis uses a Michelin 235/75R22.5 XRV, the tire has an OD of around 37". For the Ultra Tyre Gard from CW that Doc Mark mentions, you would want the 36" to 39" size.
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Most tire covers I have seen go by the OD of the tire, not the size of the wheel.

If your Ford chassis uses a Michelin 235/75R22.5 XRV, the tire has an OD of around 37". For the Ultra Tyre Gard from CW that Doc Mark mentions, you would want the 36" to 39" size.
Doh! I feel so STUPID, I was confusing the tire size (22.5") as being the same size of tire cover that I need! When what I really need is the size of the outside diameter of the actual tire (37")! Thank you for your information and what a great forum this is!
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Or you could have them made to fit your tires. They will be of better quality material, have weights to hold them in place and last longer. They will cost more but you get what you pay for.

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I believe at CW you want size bus.
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I had mine custom made from heavier material and they match my coach. The drive and tag are together and look great.
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