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Old 02-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Tire covers

Does any one recommend using tire covers when set up camping for long period of time THANKS
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Absolutely...sun is a big enemy to rubber!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Ditto

Although you will find threads on this subject by doing a search on "tire covers" where some will disagree.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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We park ours when on the coast fishing for 2 months during the summer and I always put the covers on. When we camp inland for shorter periods of a week or less we leave the covers off. In between trips and in the winter it's stored in a shop so the amount of sun hitting the tires each year is minimal. Sun is the culprit!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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I don't use tire covers, just keep your tires washed to keep ozone off. Tires are only good for 7 years on an RV, doesn't matter the mileage. We sit for periods of time so the oils don't get sent to the sidewalls like on your car or on a semi. Check your tires for proper inflation, that's the biggest enemy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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Been RVing for 40+ years and when the are not rolling they are covered. Never had a set I didn't get 10 years out of.
Worst thing to do to tires is not use them. Run under-inflated, and not protect them from UV.
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I don't use tire covers, just keep your tires washed to keep ozone off..
Hoe do you want to keep ozone off with washing? Ozone is a gas that is created by the air/oxygen containing media or substrates reacting cause by the suns irradiation. You cannot wash this gas away, you can only protect things by covering them so the suns rays will not hit them.
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He's right. Covers don't keep the ozone molecules from getting at the tires.
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When not in use your tires should be hermetically sealed and kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch. If that isn't possible - tire covers look nice on the Bounder I consider them SPF 100 for the tires.
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Absolutely to protect from UV rays.
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When not in use your tires should be hermetically sealed and kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch. If that isn't possible - tire covers look nice on the Bounder I consider them SPF 100 for the tires.
I see there is someone at least as old as I am to remember the #2 mayonnaise jar and the back porch.
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That is funny.
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OK, 'scuse me, the "effects" of ozone. Or the mayo jar will work. lol
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Yes!
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