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masterdrago
11-28-2017, 07:51 AM
My 1st set of boat trailer tires (GT Marathons made in New Zealand) lasted ~6 years b4 showing the need to replace. New Marathons made in China only 4 years. New tires are Maxxis. None were ever covered and exposed to sunlight most all the time but sometimes sprayed with 303 Aerospace Protectant.

Now for my question. Our new 5r has Sailun tires that are much more expensive than the C-rated tires on the boat trailer. What covers do folks recommend? I see many, many brands on the web. Are some better? Also does anyone used some sort of UV inhibitor on their tires? I think the manual says to not do it. But something like http://www.sunblockfortires.com/ might prolong UV damage.

richfaa
11-28-2017, 08:19 AM
Never have used anything on any brand tire we have had on our 6 RV's or 4 trucks.

We now have G614s on this 13 3402 they are wearing well and are inspected by a professional every year.

waynemoore
11-28-2017, 08:58 AM
In the past I have used the tire covers that cover the whole wheel that are sold by Camping Would. Pain in the butt to put on and remove. Now with my 3583RL the slides cover the tires for the most part. I live in AZ so the sun can be a problem but when the rig is at home it is in a covered storage barn beside my house. So sun on the tires is not a factor. I for one have them inspected each year and replace them every 4 years no matter what. Yes 4 instead of 5 years just because they are not in the sun they are subject to temps over 100 for weeks at a time.

topjustice
11-28-2017, 09:48 AM
My 1st set of boat trailer tires (GT Marathons made in New Zealand) lasted ~6 years b4 showing the need to replace. New Marathons made in China only 4 years. New tires are Maxxis. None were ever covered and exposed to sunlight most all the time but sometimes sprayed with 303 Aerospace Protectant.

Now for my question. Our new 5r has Sailun tires that are much more expensive than the C-rated tires on the boat trailer. What covers do folks recommend? I see many, many brands on the web. Are some better? Also does anyone used some sort of UV inhibitor on their tires? I think the manual says to not do it. But something like http://www.sunblockfortires.com/ might prolong UV damage.

I will be using these when I get my new 3791RD.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T36CGEU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

AZ Traveler
11-28-2017, 10:32 AM
I have never used tire covers but do keep the trailer in covered storage. The only time the tires get direct sunlight is rolling down the road. Once camping with the slides out they are back in the shade.

Eagleback
11-28-2017, 02:03 PM
Camping world wait until they have buy one get one free

clarkandsheila
11-28-2017, 09:05 PM
I use Adco tire covers. They seem to remain flexible where other mfgrs have hardened and started cracking in a couple years.

I use them when we are in one place for more than a few days and when the rig is stored as it is outside.

The white covers keep the tires much cooler which I checked when I first started using them.
I 'm not sure they will neccessarily extend the tires usefull life past 5 yrs but I figure why degrade them sooner. In the sun they do get hot but it's not just the heat but the UV.

JMO

DQDick
11-28-2017, 09:38 PM
I bought ours on Amazon 7 years ago and may need to replace them in a year or two, but for sure got my money out of them.

Mudchief
11-28-2017, 11:58 PM
I have never used them and have never had any cracks in the side wall.

Butch & Kathy
11-29-2017, 06:20 AM
I will be using these when I get my new 3791RD.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T36CGEU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Those are the covers that I have been using.

topjustice
11-29-2017, 02:12 PM
Those are the covers that I have been using.

How do you like them? I haven't actually seen them other than in pictures and the reviews I have read. Does the size I linked properly fit the standard Sailun tires on the Montana?

CaptnJohn
11-29-2017, 05:09 PM
I get them at CW when they have BOGO sale. Temps are taken and air adjusted a day prior to departure as covers are removed. Uncovered tires can vary up to 10 degrees if one is in the direct sun and the other in the shade.

mlh
11-29-2017, 06:49 PM
You really don’t need tire covers. Tires should be replaced every 5 years regardless of wear. Goodyear stores won’t even fix a flat at 6 years.
Lynwood

AZ Traveler
11-29-2017, 09:27 PM
Agree with Lynwood. A waste of money.

WeBeFulltime
11-30-2017, 01:52 PM
I'll be getting tire covers right after I get one of those $199 hitch pin covers!:hornets:

Butch & Kathy
11-30-2017, 02:46 PM
How do you like them? I haven't actually seen them other than in pictures and the reviews I have read. Does the size I linked properly fit the standard Sailun tires on the Montana?

That is the size that I bought for 235x80-16 Sailuns. Fit snug so I donít tie them.

mlh
11-30-2017, 05:09 PM
I'll be getting tire covers right after I get one of those $199 hitch pin covers!:hornets:

Come on you are stirring up a hornets nest.
Lynwood

topjustice
11-30-2017, 05:25 PM
That is the size that I bought for 235x80-16 Sailuns. Fit snug so I donít tie them.

Would you recommend the next size up if they are too snug? Do they go to the ground?

Butch & Kathy
12-01-2017, 05:56 AM
Would you recommend the next size up if they are too snug? Do they go to the ground?

That size is just right for my tires, the next size up covers would be easier to get on but you may have to tie them. They completely cover all the way to the ground. Check your tire size though, some people are using the next size up Sailuns which would require the larger size.

masterdrago
12-01-2017, 05:25 PM
I will be using these when I get my new 3791RD.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T36CGEU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thanks topjutice. Got ours from AMZN today. Look real good. The guys over at Holiday World put some kind of spray on our Sailuns much like the stuff you can get at Wally Wrld to protect from drying out etc. Not sure what it is but still wet, slick and oily.

masterdrago
12-01-2017, 05:26 PM
You really donít need tire covers. Tires should be replaced every 5 years regardless of wear. Goodyear stores wonít even fix a flat at 6 years.
Lynwood

It's 10 years from tire production date over at Discount Tires.

mlh
12-01-2017, 06:19 PM
It's 10 years from tire production date over at Discount Tires.

Down at the Goodyear store itís 6 years and they make the tires. I ask my friend the manager at our Goodyear store if I should replace the tires on my motor home. They had 5000 miles on them, had been stored in an enclosed garage, out of sun light and looked NEW. His answer yes get them off of your camper. They have been going down hill since they were new and if you have a flat Goodyear stores arenít allowed to fix them.
Lynwood

richfaa
12-02-2017, 08:11 AM
In addition to our previous post on our 06 3400 and this 13 3402 the tires are pretty much under the slides and out of the sun and we keep them off the concrete or dirt.

topjustice
12-02-2017, 10:18 AM
Other than protection from the sun they keep your tires and wheels clean if in one place for extended periods, and they also look good (personal opinion).

bigred715
12-03-2017, 08:40 PM
We have always used tire covers and on our second set. I also use Armor-Al on all my tires, truck car and RV. Will be starting 6th year on trailer tires and 6 1/2 on the truck. Next summer new tires for both rigs.