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Old 01-09-2015, 02:00 PM   #1
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Tire covers

Am thinking about purchasing tire covers and wonder if black is a problem. Black matches our coach. Would a tire treatment work?

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Old 01-09-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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Tire covers certainly can't hurt and if you feel you will be happier with black I say buy what makes you feel good. I think a good rubber treatment probably provides more benefit. I think you'll find that many use 303 Protectant, high quality stuff "SPF 40 for your tires".

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Old 01-09-2015, 03:47 PM   #3
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Somewhere on the forum, there's a post linked to a temperature study of RV tires in the sun. Heat is detrimental to tires, and the tires with white covers were much cooler that those with no covers. Given the absorbent qualities of the color black, I kinda think that black tire covers might not be a good idea unless they had some sort of insulation layer.

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Am thinking about purchasing tire covers and wonder if black is a problem. Black matches our coach. Would a tire treatment work?
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:50 PM   #4
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Color does not make a difference.
It's the UV Rays that ages the tires.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:49 PM   #5
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I have black 'cause they match the coach.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:53 PM   #6
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Mine are black and never had any problems. It's the UV Rays that destroy the tires. My old covers did not come all the way down on my front tires, and you cold see cracks on the side walls where it was not covered.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:23 PM   #7
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I live in Florida and have never used covers, I use a product sold at Camping world call "Sun-Block" you paint it on the tires about every 18 months and forget it. I just replaced my 8 1/2 year old tires, and I only found one tire with one crack in the tire close to the rim. With that being said, I was told CW is closing out of this stuff, don't know why, other than because it may be that it takes a little effort to paint it on. Not for lazy people, but, I know my tires are protected 100 % od the time.

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