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Old 03-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Lincolnboy2 View Post
X2 GaryKD!!

Plus I hate bending over already with this L-4/L-5 monster in my lumbar spine ready to growl and lash out at the nerve root any time it pleases....

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #16
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I got fed up with the Adco covers and those stupid bungee cords. Mine blew off all the time without the cords. So, I found these jewels. They have a spring steel hoop around them kinda like some of those fold up beach floats. Just snap them over the tire and they hold nice and tight. They come in all the same sizes as the Adco covers and in black and white.

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #17
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I have come canvas ones with the springs for my 15" trailer tires.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #18
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Mine work ok, I just can't keep the things on when I'm moving down the road....
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #19
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after chasing one down the road at home, I found a solution. Went and bought 8 lengths (6") of heavy chain and 8 "S" hooks. Each cover has 2 chain lengths attatched to the grommets. Bent "S" hooks closed. Cover on, throw chain under RV. Stayed thru last 2 huricanes. Possibly got this from someone here!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #20
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Been using mine for over three years. No cords and no issues. I had one blow off once and it was in my back yard. Not an issue for me.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #21
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I generally use my covers without using the bungees, however this year I was at Tropic Winds, in Texas, and the park lived up to its name. I did use the bungees, but I use my awning rod, like a needle to run the cord from one side then back to the other side. Less crawling under the coach.

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #22
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I have been using the chains for 2 years. Havn't had one blow off yet - even here in Desert Pools with its high winds. They only take 2-3 minutes to put on or take off.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:09 AM   #23
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I use a child hot dog stick (with the prongs reversed) and grab ahold if the strap and pull it behind the wheel. All 4 done in no time at all. Never worry about the wind blowing them away. :-)
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #24
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I store my motorhome in an open field and do not use the bungees.
i have done this since Feb. 2007 and have never had a problem.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #25
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Thanks for the ideas and experiences. Took me about 2 minutes to figure out what in the coach would work to pull the cord back and forth, so some of you were right about that.

It is worse with a tag, but it is a pain either way. I like the idea of the chain, too bad I didn't learn about the snap ones in time, but I can do a little bit of chain.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #26
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I have been putting them on for 2 years with out bungees. No problems what so ever. BTW if you own a pusher remember to not dump the air until after you have them on. Ask me how I know. Lol.

Never used the bungees for 5 years out in the CO Rockies wind. Never have lost a cover either. Mine fit tight over the tire and I just let the bottom hang, it really doesn't flap either. Those bungees are a genuine PITA, tried them once, all different approaches, and forgot them ever since.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #27
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Don't use the bungees. Get some 3/8 dowel sticks instead. Run them through the grommets and place clips on the ends. Works really well for going for getting between the duals.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #28
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Fly, that gives me some ideas. I have some 1/4" aluminum rods from a salvaged CB antenna that I could put a 90 or so bend on one or both ends.

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