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DQDick
03-23-2018, 09:02 PM
For years I've used tire covers to try and prolong the life of my tires. On our 614's it didn't work and I should have replaced them at 5 years anyway. Since the slides on the new rig almost cover the tires from most angles I don't think I'm going to continue to cover them on the new rig. What do you think?

topjustice
03-23-2018, 09:17 PM
For years I've used tire covers to try and prolong the life of my tires. On our 614's it didn't work and I should have replaced them at 5 years anyway. Since the slides on the new rig almost cover the tires from most angles I don't think I'm going to continue to cover them on the new rig. What do you think?

They keep the wheels/tires clean and they also look good. They do protect the tires when the slides are closed for extended periods. Totally personal preference. Some like them and some don’t.

DQDick
03-23-2018, 09:37 PM
Guess I should have mentioned that we full time so the only time the slides aren't out, the tires are moving.

The Bone
03-24-2018, 06:39 AM
When I park mine for the winter i use them. During the summer we are always on the road so I don't take them with us. It may keep them from ageing to quickly.

richfaa
03-24-2018, 07:07 AM
When our slides are out and that is most of the time the slides pretty much cover the tires.

Starmaster
03-24-2018, 07:14 AM
When we are parked for more than a week at a time, we usually put them on. If it’s less than a week, we don’t use them. I don’t mind the little time it takes to put them on, but it is one more thing that has to be put up before we hit the road.

Dave

1retired06
03-24-2018, 07:46 AM
same here, more than a week, covers go on.

BB_TX
03-24-2018, 09:29 AM
Have never used covers. And my 10 yr old :eek: 25,000 mile Michelins have no weather cracking and still look new. And in Tx HOT summers including driving on trips in 105+ temps. We are sometimers and the Monte is stored under cover.

Note that due to my wife's mother's health we did not use the Monte at all last year and only once the year before. New tires going on before this season.

mlh
03-24-2018, 09:30 AM
I see no need. I don’t use them on my truck, car or camper. The tires on my F250 are 6 years old with no dry rot. The next time I pull my camper with it they will haft to be replaced anyway.
Lynwood

Mikendebbie
03-24-2018, 11:27 AM
Is there such a thing as “sunblock for tires”? Something that can be sprayed or applied to the tires to protect from sun damage?

prndl
03-24-2018, 12:22 PM
Is there such a thing as “sunblock for tires”? Something that can be sprayed or applied to the tires to protect from sun damage?

404 Protectant???

Goose
03-24-2018, 06:38 PM
I use 303 Aerospace protectant on the tires and the 3791RD to protect from UV. I also use it on my vehicles on all non painted parts including dash and interior plastic/rubber parts. It is water based so it will not dry out/crack rubber or decals!

Retire 2022
03-25-2018, 08:02 AM
We too put the covers on if parked for longer than a week. We use 303 on the tires and non-painted parts of the truck as well as the rubber roof and sides of the RV. To each his/her own.

Dave W
03-25-2018, 08:10 AM
Covers go on my LT tires for 2-3 months at our summer site, then home 5-6 months over the winter. Too many other things to do when traveling since we seldom stay more then 2-4 days in one place

RKassl
03-25-2018, 08:36 AM
I uses 303 Aerospace because it is not petroleum based on the trailer tires and also use covers if not moving for a few days. I try to keep our tires as Happy as possible because they have an awful lot of responsibility.

WeBeFulltime
03-25-2018, 08:37 AM
When our slides are out and that is most of the time the slides pretty much cover the tires.

Same here. I don't use them.

mtlakejim
03-25-2018, 08:45 AM
I tried to teach my wife universal hand signals but the only I think she knows is one I can’t mention here LOL. I usually deserve it....

mtlakejim
03-25-2018, 08:46 AM
So who else needs one of those T shirts that says “Sorry for what I said while setting up the camper!!

CaptnJohn
03-25-2018, 09:02 AM
So who else needs one of those T shirts that says “Sorry for what I said while setting up the camper!!

I eliminate the need by telling her to take the dog for a walk and come back in 20 minutes as soon as the 5er is parked.

Recumbent
03-25-2018, 01:54 PM
Don't use wheel covers, we have warn out one set of 614s with no issues and have started on second set. I suppose if milage/wear is low over several years with a lot of setting still then maybe good to use them if slides do not protect with shade.

S&VALLAN
03-26-2018, 07:36 AM
Trailer tire should be replaced when the TIRE is 5 years old, not 5 years on trailer, I don't cover due to this replacement schedule. To cover or not to cover is a mind thing, if you have a peace of mind at covering them if, then cover.

mlh
03-26-2018, 08:00 AM
Trailer tire should be replaced when the TIRE is 5 years old, not 5 years on trailer, I don't cover due to this replacement schedule. To cover or not to cover is a mind thing, if you have a peace of mind at covering them if, then cover.

Goodyear dealers aren’t supposed to even fix a flat after 6 years.
Lynwood

BB_TX
03-26-2018, 08:10 AM
Michelin says yearly inspections beginning at 5 yrs. Replace before 10 yrs. Guess each manufacturer has their own guidelines.

https://www.michelinman.com/US/en/help/do-I-need-new-tires.html

bigred715
03-26-2018, 04:18 PM
My Michelins on the trailer are 6yrs old this month. Checked with Discount Tires and he said no problem with another 10,000 miles this spring. After that will be buying tires for Monty and pickup. Truck is going on 7 yrs.

bigred715
03-26-2018, 04:22 PM
Forgot to say in last post is that I have always used tire covers during winter if not in use and if parked for long duration. I have always used Armor-All on all my vehicles and trailer. like the look of new tires for appearance.

masterdrago
03-26-2018, 07:54 PM
Goodyear dealers aren’t supposed to even fix a flat after 6 years.
Lynwood Over at Discount Tire, they say 10 years from code on tire. We got these https://classicaccessories.com/rv-deluxe-wheel-covers at AMZN for $54 in December but have not used them yet. RV is under cover with slides out and much tree shade east and west. Not sure if I'll ever use them unless parked for extended time under harsh sun exposure. And ditto on the 303 Protectant.

JABURKHOLDER
03-27-2018, 10:57 AM
Don't use them while travelling as the slides "hide" the tires.
Use them while in storage though.

Lenny K
03-27-2018, 10:58 AM
We put covers on the side facing south when we are parked at home or for long stays. For weekend trips we don't bother.