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Old 04-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #43
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My weather station shows we had winds up to 33 mph last night. Two of my covers were off this morning. One was a spring steel one for my trailer and the other was a MH cover. So many good suggestions here. Just gotta figure out which is the easiest. I have a bucket of misc chains. How heavy of a chain do I need and how does that work for the rear dualies?
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #44
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It's gonna hafta wait. Still gusting to over 30 with a wind chill of ~50. It's not something that has to be done today.
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Don't tie mine down. Even though I got the correct size, they are very tight.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #46
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I have attached sandbags two per cover. They are not very big about the size of the bean bags they use on the corn toss. I store the bags and covers in a plastic container. I just tie them thru the gromets. The down side is I would gues I added about 30 plus or minus pounds to my load. Don't remember where I got the idea but it works !
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #47
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Yes, Use the Adco Covers and the Bungees supplied. Pull the Bungees over and the top of the tire and the Axle or between the duals. Use a golf pencil thru the loop to hold them in place. Never had one blow away. Easy on, Easy off
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I have a bucket of misc chains. How heavy of a chain do I need and how does that work for the rear dualies?
I use three links of a relatively heavy chain (just guessing that each link is about 1 1/4 inch - total chain length about 3" - 4") zip tied to each grommet (two chain sections zip tied to each tire cover).

For the dual wheels, just place the tire cover on the outside dual and shove the chain as far under the coach as you can easily toss it. There seems to be plenty of weight to easily hold it in place.

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Thx Stu. I think I have a chain that I use on my engine hoist that won't mind loosing a couple of links.
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Thanks for the ideas. I tried the approach where the bungee goes over the top and above the axle. It seems to snug the bottoms up to the tire nicely and it pulls the corners under and up, so it should help resist the wind.
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I ended up jacking the front tires off the ground and putting the connected bungee under the tires. I also put plywood under them. For the one rear I need, I just used the awning rod method to fish the cord thru and back. 30 seconds. The rears are also on plywood. Removed all the perishables, including electronics, from the inside, but still have to check the basement for anything that might not like the heat, before I'm "summerized".
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