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Old 02-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #29
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Cheap Imsurance

When discussing tire covers, a common response is "cheap insurance". If i bought everything on the market that was "cheap insurance", i wouldn't have enough money left for fuel.

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #30
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With the fierce sun in TN and FL, we use tire covers.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #31
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When discussing tire covers, a common response is "cheap insurance". If i bought everything on the market that was "cheap insurance", i wouldn't have enough money left for fuel.

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The idea is to buy cheap insurance for what you need it for, not to buy it ALL.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #32
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wow... you angry?
No, I'm quite amused. Reformed smokers, religious zealots, and tire threads bring out the most interesting comments.

My motorhome doesn't fly or go 200 mph so I guess seatbelts are useless too. Because as Cody @ Freightliner says: When my motorhome goes 200 mph then I'll put nitrogen in my tires. (quoted from memory so not an exact quote)
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #33
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Its all about UV rays. Cover them or use Armour-All, or something similar. I prefer the latter as it makes them shiny too
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When not in use, the tires are covered. The covers CW sells are the ones I use.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #35
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When discussing tire covers, a common response is "cheap insurance". If i bought everything on the market that was "cheap insurance", i wouldn't have enough money left for fuel.
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well I look at it this way... anything I can do on my end to be proactive is surely cheaper than being at the mercy of some po-dunk shop or wrecker driver.
$100 to cover a $3,000 set of tires. Now if I can just build a $5,000 garage to cover my $50k motorhome
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:40 AM   #36
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Tire covers when not using the rig for (2) weeks or longer and 303 Protectant additionally.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #37
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The idea is to buy cheap insurance for what you need it for, not to buy it ALL.
Yea, but the seller/manufacturer implies you need it. So how do you decide? Concerning tire covers, Look at all the products on the market that "protects" your tires. How do you decide which to use. I don't believe there are any "non biased" facts that prove any commercial product will extend tire life.

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #38
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Then you've been reading the wrong info. Here's Michelin's official word on tire life.
The tire manufacturer knows best.
A professional in your area would be a huge plus.
In the end, it is much more prudent to err on the side of safety. $3,000 to $5,000 dollars is cheap compared to potential body work, insurance issues, and all the related stress involved with a tire failure on the road.
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The tire manufacturer knows best.
A professional in your area would be a huge plus.
In the end, it is much more prudent to err on the side of safety. $3,000 to $5,000 dollars is cheap compared to potential body work, insurance issues, and all the related stress involved with a tire failure on the road.
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In days of old when I was bold... I had a Dodge Maxi van, it had a rear mounted spare. I put a cover over the tire.

Well.. suffice to say that tire "Aged" faster than the service tires (The ones on the road).

The cover, only hid the damage from view.. Tires like to be driven on (or towed on) they do not like sitting still.. I do not normally cover mine (Some exceptions) and the sidewalls still look smooth with no evidence of cracking or crazing... We drive on 'em every 1-2 weeks. as a rule. at least 30 miles.

Now the exceptions.. When they really were new I sometimes parked for several months (I've only been full timing for about 3 years now) (NOTE> they will be 7 this spring) and then I'd cover,, I also shaded.

And from Thanksgiving to New Years I used covers.

You see. I have two "Mr. Christmas" projectors, these devices are designed to project an image onto a flat or nearly flat surface, Well, there really is no surface on the motor home that works well for this so I used the wheel covers as the projector screens.

Worked great.. Lots of folks liked my "light up wheel covers" with a new design every week. (I changed gells every week) one was "in-motion" no less.
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Yea, but the seller/manufacturer implies you need it. So how do you decide? Concerning tire covers, Look at all the products on the market that "protects" your tires. How do you decide which to use. I don't believe there are any "non biased" facts that prove any commercial product will extend tire life.

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Hi Jim,
Most tire protection products on the market are petroleum base and damaging to your tires. These products are directed at car tires which will be replaced due to wear before any damaging effects from the use of the product. Michelin use to make a non-petroleum based product but they discontinued it and I'm not sure what they recommend now other than just keeping them clean. Aerospace 303 is the only other non-petroleum based product with a UV inhibitor that most people use.
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As someone who spends long periods of time in one location, been in Albuquerque for almost four months now, my tires are always covered. Two years ago I was in St. Charles, MO for the summer. We got there early spring and I had bought a new set of tire covers. The coach was in direct sunlight for the entire day. When it came time to take the covers off the vinyl had become brittle and fell apart in my hands. They weren't the cheap ones because I paid about $100+ for the set. I can imagine the damage the sun would have done to the tires. Seems the longer the covers are in the sun the less time they last. Sure wish I could find a long lasting tire cover.
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Here are the ones I bought last summer from CW. The vinyl seems to be a higher quality than others I have felt.

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