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Old 03-22-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Tire Covers

Last year when I replaced my MH tires, I also added new tire covers for use when I am in an extended stay or storage. In almost 6 months the covers are cracking and peeling apart. While this is better than the tires cracking and peeling, I want to replace the covers, but with something better.

A fellow MH camper next to me has tire covers that are black. There is no label to ID the manufacturer and my neighbor says they came with his old used MH he purchased 8 years ago. These covers seem to be made out of a thick vinyl material and have no signs of wear or cracks.

Does anyone have suggestions or know where the black covers might be available??
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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I picked up black ones made by ADCO. Camping World and most RV centers sell them. I would think, however, that they are made from the same thing that the cream colored or white ones are made of. Maybe color is not the determining factor. Maybe the fabric type is more crucial.
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If you want permanent tire covers, look at MCD Inovations. These covers do not touch the tires and will not transfer heat to the tires like those that slip over the tire. Website is

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I have had a set for over 4 years now and they still look new other than on two, I think a rabbit or rodent of some sort decided to nibble at my Monaco Logo on the front of them. They are not cheap but well worth the investment unless you're going to trade coaches soon. I wouldn't want to invest in a set then turn around and sell the coach. They are custom fit to the coach.

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Old 03-23-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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Be careful of using Black covers. Heat is the enemy of elastomers! White would be the optimum color.
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My wife and I made our own tire covers. We purchased material from a florida company. Purchased snaps from local hardware store. Cut material as desired and now we just snap our covers in place. If you want pics or other info feel free to email me
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Hi All!

Say, you're talking about those wheel/tire covers and ya know, I'm still not convinced they're worth the trouble. I mean, (and maybe it's just that we're full timers) that I don't think messin w. such covers affects the breakdown of tire sidewalls, etc. enough to warrant using em SINCE if you are smart and follow the advice of a whole lot of RV'rs who suggest tire replacement at around 7 yrs, you're still likely to replace your tires around the 7 yr. old time period anyway, and using such covers doesn't really seem to extend the life of your tires. Even if I was using such covers, I'd replace tires for safety reasons anyway and I've yet to see with my own eyes, significant, perceptable damage on the sidewalls of rigs not using such covers unless such tires are WAY past a safe replacement age.

So what do ya think?? (No need to get mad now , just discussing...eh?)

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Probably right on the mark about why bother. to me it is more about keeping the tires and wheels clean while parked. I hate parking in a graveled or packed dirt site and having the rain splatter crap all over the wheels and tires. I don't get close to the ground so easily these days to do all that cleaning.
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Goodyear tires advertise that they have a sun block built into the rubber and don't need covers.
Don't know about the others for sure.
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I have seen the fine cracks that form in tire side walls over time and would like to see how deep they go. I mean if it's like my old face then the cracks are there but they don't let the beer seep out when I drink a brew. Are these cosmetic or have the tire companies turned something benign into something to sell new tires with? Has anyone ever cut a sidewall in two and look at how deep the cracks go? I know the tire companies will never do that unless it proves that you need new tires. Just a thought.
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Probably right on the mark about why bother. to me it is more about keeping the tires and wheels clean while parked. I hate parking in a graveled or packed dirt site and having the rain splatter crap all over the wheels and tires. I don't get close to the ground so easily these days to do all that cleaning.

yep that's why i use covers, after spending a day polishing the wheels, a little bird crap or splatter sort of ticks me off

I like the mcd style.
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Why don't you have some made but with convertible top material, I think that would take the elements fairly well.
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Chicodee: I kinda agree with ya, BUT after my wife and I set out looking for our future M/H we were in South Carolina at a dealer that sold only used motor homes. Now mind you these were 2005 and 2006. I had done research both on here and another site. I was looking at tires and all other mechanical parts. The tires I saw would have scared ya. You could slip a credit card between some of the cracks. From a distance they looked great they were all greased up. It wasn't on just one motor home at this dealer but on just about all of them. That is why I went with the covers. Maybe the covers are like black snake oil. I have them on our 2005 and hope they help. One actually doesn't known unless they kept one covered on each side of their M/H
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Has anyone ever thought or used the same treatment for rubber roofs on tires. It is designed to provide UV protection and keep the roof plyable. Wheather cosmetic or deep, cracks present a first warning that the tires need to be replaced.

I'd like to see pics of paitman607 home made covers. I like the idea of snaping covers in place.

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I bought some heavy vinyl fabric and made my own covers.Now instead of brushing a little sand off the tires and rims I have to wash it off the wheel covers.
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