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dpgllg

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Posted: 12/08/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just winterized and covered our 5th wheel for the winter. I know it's late for SW PA but we just got back from Disney. It was winterized same day as return.

My question is tire covers. Are they a good idea? If yes, what should I look for in a tire cover? Does the color matter? Black absorbs heat etc.

My concern is sun damage. On my old 5th wheel I had to replace all four tires with at least 90% or more of the tread because they just basically split and crumbled after a winter storage.

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I cover the tires on my 5th wheel.. protection against UV.sun light.. white covers cost about 30 dollars for two. I just think it helps extent the life of my tires. Jim2007


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I think tire covers are a good idea . Keep my tires covered when parked more for looks really as tire damage from so many things gets negated by replacing by age rather than condition.
We wore out a double tire set and replaced with individual tire covers from WalMart . I probably will get another dual set as after installing realized my X-Chocks won't work with the individual covers on [emoticon]

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Posted: 12/08/19 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should always have your tires covered.


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Posted: 12/08/19 11:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are traveling every few days, not worth the trouble but...

If the rig is going to sit for months, yeah a cover can be useful to protect the tires.


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I guess it may be a good thing to do, but I've had trailers for 50-years and have never covered the tires.

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A piece of plywood will do as much good as vinyl covers. Mainly it is to keep the sun off to minimize heat buildup. None of them do anything for UV rays according to a recent study.


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I cover when parked for a week or more.


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I buy QUALITY tires and have never covered. Never an issue.


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Posted: 12/09/19 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave,

been using black tire covers since I have been Rv'ing withe zero issues.. I really don't think I need them, but since i have them,I use them.. I clean the tire real well and cover for the winter. They are ready to roll in April at the start of the season...


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