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Old 04-12-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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Tire covers question

Ok, I am new to the RV, having my tires covered while the coach sits for a while, I understand. I was wondering if it would be a problem to not cover the tires if I was just staying over-night?

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You don't need to cover your tires if you're staying overnight. I only cover my tires when my MH is going to be sitting for a good while.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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You don't need to cover your tires if you're staying overnight. I only cover my tires when my MH is going to be sitting for a good while.
I do the same thing even though some tire makers say you don't need to cover them. My philosophy is that, even if not needed...can't hurt.
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Ok, I am new to the RV, having my tires covered while the coach sits for a while, I understand. I was wondering if it would be a problem to not cover the tires if I was just staying over-night?
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I've carried a set of tire covers in my coach for 14 years, (but I seldom use them), even though my coach sits OS for months at a time ......(just lazy I guess) !

I've never had a tire problem.
However, I do replace all 6 tires every 7-8 years.

That is not my recommendation just what I do! (don't do)

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There is no need to cover tires any longer , years ago it was a common practice but the tires that have been produced in the last 10 years don't require it.
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Hi Tom222,
The answer depends on what allows you to sleep at night. I cover my tires when the coach is not scheduled to move for several weeks or more. Anything less than that they are not covered. I also coat the tires with some really good tire dressing.
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There is no need to cover tires any longer , years ago it was a common practice but the tires that have been produced in the last 10 years don't require it.
What is this information based on? Tires are constructed with a carbon black compound to prevent UV degradation. Carbon black is a simple and cheap solution, but it has limitations. What changed?
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There is no need to cover tires any longer , years ago it was a common practice but the tires that have been produced in the last 10 years don't require it.
I would be interested to know if today's tires "don't require it" or don't benefit from covering. There is a big difference. Just the facts will be sufficient, thanks.
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Tom222..... As you can see, there's a variety of opinions. I only put my covers on when I know I'm sitting for several days or a week or more. For your own knowledge, I suggest you consult the blog of a gent named Roger Marble, who goes by the name "Tireman9". He's a retired tire engineer with 40 years experience designing and testing tires, and analyzing tire failures. Also an active RVer. He knows whereof he speaks.
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Without getting into the composition of a modern day RV tire, take a look at Goodyear & Michelin's web site. They both offer a seven year warranty on sidewall cracking due to weather, no mention of covering or not.
You should replace them in seven years anyway.
You shouldn't store your RV in direct sunlight just because of the damage it will do to the roof & sidewalls, keep the tires clean & at least in the shade & they will be fine.
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Rodents…..found refuge in my tire covers the first time I used them….from there they got into the coach.

Now I only use a UV protector spray, I also use that spray on my slide toppers when the slides will be out for an extended period.
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Ok, I am new to the RV, having my tires covered while the coach sits for a while, I understand. I was wondering if it would be a problem to not cover the tires if I was just staying over-night?

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We cover ours with long term in the driveway, but never take them with us, including extended trips of a few months or more. Besides we're always on the move anyway and a week sitting in one place would be rare.
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Some have mentioned spraying the tires with a protectant. It should contain no petrolium products...I use Aerospace 303.
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