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Old 09-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Wheel covers.

Even before i purchased my motor home I noticed that folks covered their wheels to protect them from the harmful rays of the sun and the UV damage that occurs.
I ordered some wheel covers from Campco to do likewise but I got to wondering. These wheel coveres don't look like they breathe. They appear to be waterproof of sorts on the outside, and they are of a soft cloth on the inside.
I was wondering, must the tire cover be breathable? Campco has been in the RV business a lot longer than me and I can't imagine them selling a product that is designed to protect the wheels would actually hurt the wheels.
Am I overly concerned?
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"Am I overly concerned?"
Yes. Wheels have openings and will give plenty of circulation - also - the covers don't completely wrap the tires, they are open at the bottom.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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The tires are exposed on the back as well. Nothing to worry about.

But then, I don't cover mine either. Not necessary, in my opinion, but suit yourself.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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Horizonchase......I cover my wheels because they're polished aluminum. The covers keep the rims looking nicer longer. There's always an argument regarding the usefulness of tire covers. I think they help. Even more important is that you park your coach on something when being stored. Concrete and gravel products will draw moisture out of your tires. I park mine on a concrete slab, with rubber mudflaps under the tires. It's cheap insurance. In my opinion, the covers will even help stainless steel wheel liners looking nicer longer.
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Horizonchase......I cover my wheels because they're polished aluminum. The covers keep the rims looking nicer longer. There's always an argument regarding the usefulness of tire covers. I think they help. Even more important is that you park your coach on something when being stored. Concrete and gravel products will draw moisture out of your tires. I park mine on a concrete slab, with rubber mudflaps under the tires. It's cheap insurance. In my opinion, the covers will even help stainless steel wheel liners looking nicer longer.
Me too.
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