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Old 10-31-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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Tire dressing treating @ storage

We're getting ready to move Trolley to her winter storage garage. While our washing, waxing and primping are done, we haven't done anything with the tires.

Any recommendations on tire cleaning / protection cleaner?


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303 Protecant is good, ArmorAll is good also. Some of the other tire
dressings may contain harmful substances that can degrade
tire life, or so I've been told.
Personally, having used 303 and ArmorAll, I have found the
ArmorAll to be longer lasting on my Michelins.
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Make sure that whatever you're using does not contain petroleum products.

Soap and water is good. 303 is good. And a good tire cover.
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I park my DP in an enclosed garage when not used. Always wondered how much those tire dressings really help anything, but they probably do somewhat. But they sure make your ride look nicer, right?
Probably covering your tires if stored outdoors and not in use and tires not sitting in standing water is the two best things you can do if stored outdoors. And keeping them properly inflated when you do use the RV.
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Always wondered how much those tire dressings really help anything, but they probably do somewhat.

Probably covering your tires if stored outdoors and not in use and tires not sitting in standing water is the two best things you can do if stored outdoors.

It takes 20+ years for UV to deteriorate tires, it takes about 5 years for Ozone to deteriorate tires.

I've never yet figured out a way to protect tires from air.
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It takes 20+ years for UV to deteriorate tires, it takes about 5 years for Ozone to deteriorate tires.

I've never yet figured out a way to protect tires from air.
My experience.
I put new tires on my cargo trailer one summer. Two years later the tires on the South side of the mostly parked trailer became checked/cracked, the tires on the North side of the trailer have no such cracks/ checking, now 5 years later.
Now, did the sun do that checking/cracking? Direct sunlight can have a dramatic effect on rubber.
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Most tire manufactures recommend filling tires to the maximum pressure when the vehicle is parked in storage. Just use the max tire pressure embossed on the tire sidewall. Best to do this when the tire is cool. It will minimize the the flat spot on the bottom of the tire that develops when parked for long periods. Just release the pressure down to the normal operating pressure before you drive when taking the MH out of storage. The best practice is to jack up the vehicle so the tires are not in contact with the ground. For most of us that is not a practical option.
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303!!! It is non-petrolem based and contains UV protectant. Armorall is pretty but is petro based and will cause premature cracking, per a Michelin rep. Has no UV protectant either. The brown residue is from the petro breaking down.

Always read the label for "non-petroleum", or "water based" products.

Put cardboard (or something) under tires when storing on uncoated concrete. The lime in concrete degrades the tire composition.
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