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Old 05-01-2016, 05:11 PM   #1
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Tire Covers?

All , I'm thinking of getting tire covers for my RV.
Are they worth it for protecting the tires?
I have the 245-75r-22.5 size, when I measured it was like 35 inch, would the 36 to 39 in cover work or the next smallest like 33 to 35in.
The RV I bought had 2009 tires and we're cracking in 2015 when I checked.
Thanks in advanced.
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Everyone has his/her own opinion on such matters. Once you purchase a set of tires for your coach you are likely to want to do what you can to protect that $6,000 (ish) investment. I am a full-timer and I cover mine most of the time except for one night stops. They also help to prevent dogs from peeing on them.

Also, continuing to use old tires (> 7 years) is a risk of which you should be aware (then make your own choice).
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That is exactly the reason I just got new tires.
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All , I'm thinking of getting tire covers for my RV.
Are they worth it for protecting the tires?
I have the 245-75r-22.5 size, when I measured it was like 35 inch, would the 36 to 39 in cover work or the next smallest like 33 to 35in.
The RV I bought had 2009 tires and we're cracking in 2015 when I checked.
Thanks in advanced.
I can't remember just what was on the package cover for my tire covers when we purchased them a few years ago but, if I recall, I think the nomenclature might say the tire cover will cover a certain "range" of tire sizes. So, all you need to do is, get a set that will have your size inside that range.
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Tire Covers?

Wills...... Short answer: yes. Get and use the covers. Get one size larger than you measure-- for your 35 in tires the 36-39 would be my choice. The covers get stiff when cold, hard to mount or remove if they are too snug. Also, if your front wheels have lug nut covers that stick out a couple of inches, get one size larger still for those.

For good reliable RV tire info your go-to guy is Roger Marbles, a retired tire engineer. He visits several forums as tireman9, and publishes a blog under the same name. Rvtiresafety.com. is the blog. Check it out.


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Thanks for the info and advice on tire size. Especially when they are cold and stiff.
I went ahead and ordered the 36 to 39 one.
We had good luck on our trips so far and did not
want to change the dynamics. I followed the great advice and knowledge here and bought new tires/Covers.
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