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Old 10-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Tire covers

Just installed tire covers on my rig and am hoping that someone has found an easy way to connect bungee cord to ball. I found it difficult just to get cord behind the tire let alone getting back again to connect to ball. I am sure someone has found an easy trick or an option to connecting cord behind the tire.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Just installed tire covers on my rig and am hoping that someone has found an easy way to connect bungee cord to ball. I found it difficult just to get cord behind the tire let alone getting back again to connect to ball. I am sure someone has found an easy trick or an option to connecting cord behind the tire.

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had that happen many times on our wheels. I now just fit them over the tire and haven't lost one yet due to winds .
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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I hear some people use their awning rod to pull it around.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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18 yrs with tire covers and never fastened them yet.
(Ok so I never knew that was what those little ball and stretch thingys were for.)
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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I use a section of an old fishing rod if I bother to fasten them at all.
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I do not fasten them either. Had the same ones for about eight years.
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Am I missing something? I have covers on my 22.5" Michelins...too expensive to let rot in the SoCal sun. I just put the covers over the tire, ensuring the bungee goes around the backside and lay down next to the tire to feed the looped end through the opposing corner, and connect the bungee ends. I don't like geting on thr ground, but have no better ideas.

Is the rear duals causing the problem? My bungees are stiff enough to feed through the slot between the tires with no issue.

I have to use th bungees due to high winds that come up where my RV storage is located. I have found several tire covers ffrom other rigs loose near my RV due to these winds...but otherwise
I wouldn't bother with the bungees.
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I hear some people use their awning rod to pull it around.
I did that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #9
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Hello All,

Do you buy WHITE or BLACK covers? Does it really matter?

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Do you buy WHITE or BLACK covers? Does it really matter?

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Black absorbs heat, the exact thing you're trying to avoid besides the damaging UV rays.
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Rick: Just straighten out a coat hanger and hook it and pull it through.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:49 AM   #12
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We just pull ours over the 22.5s and only once did one blow off. It didn't get far so no harm. I have read that some people use really big fishing sinkers and attach them for weight instead of using a bungee.

No matter how much of a hassle since RV tires rot out faster than they wear out in most cases it is well worth the trouble to protect those expensive investments. Unless we are parked for only a few days, the covers go on.
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we also use the awning hook
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The covers on the front tires (22.5) have been blown off. I have 6" of chain attatched to each end of the cover. Works great, none blow off.
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