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Old 01-10-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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Trying to buy tire covers

I'm trying to figure what size tire covers I should get for my 305/70/22.5 tires. Measuring the tire's diameter I get 39" and the Michelin Tire brochure says it's 39.1 inch. All the tire covers come in 36-39" and 40-42". Since my tires are at the very top size of the 36-39 ones I can't tell if that size would be too tight to cover them but the 40-42 could be so baggy the wind would keep blowing them off.
I know a lot of the covers come with a bunge cord to keep them on but I can't imagine at my age being able to reach around behind 8 tires to connect a bunge into the gromet holes.
Anyone faced this problem and solved it?
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:22 PM   #2
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Mine are 2.95 and I bought the larger size.
They fit tight. I'm glad I went larger.
I bought the ones from Camping World that have elastic in them. No bungee around the back. They are over two years old and still very good. Recommended...
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A little short or long isn't that big of a deal. Buy long and be happy.
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I'm trying to figure what size tire covers I should get for my 305/70/22.5 tires. Measuring the tire's diameter I get 39" and the Michelin Tire brochure says it's 39.1 inch. All the tire covers come in 36-39" and 40-42". Since my tires are at the very top size of the 36-39 ones I can't tell if that size would be too tight to cover them but the 40-42 could be so baggy the wind would keep blowing them off.
I know a lot of the covers come with a bunge cord to keep them on but I can't imagine at my age being able to reach around behind 8 tires to connect a bunge into the gromet holes.
Anyone faced this problem and solved it?
I screwed around with the bungee cords one time - that was enough. Then I bought these. They are great! On and off in just an instant.
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Mine are 22.5 and I don't remember measurements but I tied the cords down when I first got them for a month or so and have not tied them down for the last three seasons. With lots of high winds and during the summer before last about four months of wind and rain and never saw one indication of them wanting to come off while they were untied.

I had originally thought of using two bungee cords one front and the other rear of the tire to some point that was handy but just never got around to seeing a need for the cords.
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Get the bigger size.. Undersized you won't get them on the tires, oversized they will go on but might be slightly loose.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:31 PM   #7
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+1 on the XL size (40-43). That's what I'm using on my 22.5 wheels/tires. Yes, a bit loose, but easier to install and wind blowing them off is not an issue and I rarely fasten the velcro strap.
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That has kind of been my thought, go for the larger but considering the larger size can fit a tire 3" wider in diameter I thought maybe that would be too much larger.

Also, considering how they size men's socks, one size fits 6-12 shoe size and since I am a size 12 my socks always fit very tight. But I've never tried a size like maybe 13-15.

Thanks for all the input.
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Got the larger ones, no bungee needed as the top third covers the entire top third of the tire. Wind can't move them.

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Larger size.
1). If you have lug nut covers on your front wheels that stick out a couple of inches, you'll need the slightly larger diameter to fit over these.

2) Cold weather makes the vinyl stiff and unaccommodating. Hard to mount/dismount if they're a bit snug to begin with.




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go larger.............wind will not get them, and if it does, the ones I bought had a bungee cord strap to tighten them around the tire....................
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We bought a totally different type, easier to put on. www.rvsunguard.com

Size of tire not an issue as they go on the MH/trailer.

Highly recommend them, different colors to coordinate with your rv.
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We bought a totally different type, easier to put on. www.rvsunguard.com

Size of tire not an issue as they go on the MH/trailer.

Highly recommend them, different colors to coordinate with your rv.
Link didn't work. I think this is what you meant? (just www.Sungard.com, or www.rvsungard.com - no "u" in gard.)
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x2 for the snap ring tire covers. I have used the bungee type covers for 20+ years and always hated them. I bought a set of the snap ring tire covers and LOVE them. So much easier to put on and take off.
I also would recommend the larger size !!
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