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Old 04-29-2016, 01:41 AM   #1
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When to put wheel covers on

Do you put wheel covers on if you are going to be parked in one place for less than a month? Less than 2 weeks or 1 week?
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Do you put wheel covers on if you are going to be parked in one place for less than a month? Less than 2 weeks or 1 week?
The less exposure, the better. Use them as much as you find reasonable.
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Since we use our MH nearly every weekend they never get covered except during winter storage.
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If we stay more than a week ,I put them on
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I put tire covers on any time we will be parked for more than a couple of nights! Just not that much trouble and those tires are expensive!
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Anytime we are parked for more than a few days especially hot and sunny AND anytime rain is predicted. Keeps dirt and such from splashing up on the tires and rims.
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Anytime we are parked for more than a few days especially hot and sunny AND anytime rain is predicted. Keeps dirt and such from splashing up on the tires and rims.
Good call...never considered the aesthetic angle.
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A lot depends on the location environment. The more covered the better. Usually anything longer than a week.
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Typically any stops that are more than one night. I've found that the covers prevent dogs from peeing on my polished aluminum rims - which I REALLY enjoy cleaning cause it pools nicely in the duals.
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When the coach is in the driveway the tire covers are on. I don't take them with us when we're on the road.
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I only put mine on when storing it for the winter. Most of the time I'm on the move. I don't even carry them with me.
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I'm with "Sweetbriar" and "TonyDi", I leave mine at home. As part of our procedure when we return home, I install the covers while the coach is at ride height then dump the air, plug in the refer, cover the mirrors and put the foam insulation over the wipers.

I don't use them on the road, even on long trips. Personally, I don't want to store them or deal with them on a trip. With that said, if I were more of a stop and stay several weeks type RVer, I would probably have them with me.

To me, tire protection and RIM protection are the reasons for using the covers.
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When we replaced the tires (aged out and checking on the sidewall)...big expensive 22.5's...we found that the inside duals had no checking at all. So, it is easy to ID that checking was sun damage.

Because of this, we now cover everytime we stop more than just an overnight.
The covers are easy to slip on and being black vinyl, look pretty good too.

Just how we do it.

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I afraid I only cover them if I'm storing it. I'm rarely in one place over two weeks. As long as your tires are getting exercise there is no reason to really cover them any sooner. Do you cover your daily driver?
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