Wheel / Tire Covers

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Jim

Joined
Dec 18, 2019
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772
Location
North Carolina
RV Year
2009
RV Make
Tiffin
RV Model
Phaeton QTH
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2016 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock
I've toyed with the idea of wheel/tire covers but I'm questioning the benefits of having them. In the grand scheme of things, I guess they're not all that large and cumbersome to store. But given all the other stuff I carry, I really don't need one other thing to find room for.

From what I'm told, they protect the tires from UV, which is a major enemy of these big ol black balls of rubber. But given the life expectancy of basically 5 years, is there really any benefit to covering them?
 
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Nov 4, 2019
Messages
549
Location
No Where In Particular
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
RV Length
43’ 9”
TOW/TOAD
2016 Colorado
I want the best chance of tires lasting 7 years and have covered tires on several coaches. I use Magnashade covers as they store easily and still show off the wheels😀. They also don’t collect critters.

 
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Jul 27, 2019
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3,378
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
I first bought some from Amazon that go over the tire, I added chains to the bottom (it had loops for it) to prevent them from blowing off and flying away. It was bulky to store, you can get moisture in there, and of course critters. I then bought the Magneshade tire (and mirror and wiper) covers and love them. Compact, effective, and better looking.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
471
Location
Fremont, California
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4018
RV Length
40’
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Personally, I just don’t see the benefits of tire covers....except for tire cover manufacturers/sales. If you’re going down the road the tires are not covered. Parked, half of them are usually in the shade and at the next stop probably the other half are in the shade. In my opinion, if you replace the tires in the recommended 5-7 year time frame there should be no problem. Again, just my opinion and I’m sure there are many out there that disagree and have valid arguments for using tire covers.
 
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