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Old 03-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #57
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Ole, you have made a decision. K.

From this old MN boy to you the MI boy, I bet my tires look better n yours just cuz I cover em. ;-)

It dont mean ya gotta.

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Old 03-19-2014, 12:49 AM   #58
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Ole, you have made a decision. K.

From this old MN boy to you the MI boy, I bet my tires look better n yours just cuz I cover em. ;-)

It dont mean ya gotta.

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Maybe, but pretty tires don't make safer tires. When I change mine out at 7 years, I bet they won't have any weather checking. I had a set of boat trailer tires that sat out in the sun for 20 years and were pretty weather checked when I finally replaced them, never had a flat. Admittedly that was before I read all of the old tire posts on this forum which encouraged me to change out those old tires. Point is that just because there is some weather checking doesn't mean that you are looking at imminent failure. I guess if you are a belt and suspenders guy, one would cover their tires, change them out at 7 years, set them on rubber horse mats and take all the weight off them in storage, use only factory approved tire dressing, etc.

You betcha dis boys not from da UP eh?
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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 my rig. YMMV

On another note. There was a time when I laughed at the idea of using sunscreen. I use it all the time now, and my forehead, bald spot and arms are glad I do. Whether we're taking your skin, the paint on your car, shade loving plants, tires, etc., doubting that the sun is damaging to things seems contrary to experience.
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Interesting little side note for thought...we've used tire covers for past 5 years of fulltime RVing. During that time our covers have become brittle and cracked from exposure to the sun (our tires still look great). I'm about to replace them so we can go on ruining the covers and not our pricey tires. Having lived in many hot and dry climates I know how damaging the sun can be to anything left outside....cheap insurance to use the covers IMHO....
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Interesting little side note for thought...we've used tire covers for past 5 years of fulltime RVing. During that time our covers have become brittle and cracked from exposure to the sun (our tires still look great). I'm about to replace them so we can go on ruining the covers and not our pricey tires. Having lived in many hot and dry climates I know how damaging the sun can be to anything left outside....cheap insurance to use the covers IMHO....
Can't beat that evidence. Anyone try another approach such as tire protection products like this?
http://www.amazon.com/Griots-Garage-...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Can't beat that evidence. Anyone try another approach such as tire protection products like this?
Amazon.com: Griot's Garage 11044 Long Lasting Tire Dressing - 16 oz.: Automotive
I personally don't like the shiny greasy look. I spray them with 303 and they come out looking like brand new tires, plus the 303 provides some level of UV protection.
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I personally don't like the shiny greasy look. I spray them with 303 and they come out looking like brand new tires, plus the 303 provides some level of UV protection.
Me either. This product is a matte finish, not glossy. Looks like a new tire when dried.
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