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3 dog nights

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Posted: 06/10/18 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, I'm a newbie. I searched the history and found a lot of comments about tire covers, but no reason for tire covers. Why do i want tire covers? the sun is on the tires of everything I own and have owned for 65+ years, never had a problem. Why do I think this is something "they" need to sell, not that I need to buy???


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Posted: 06/10/18 02:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keeps the sun's UV rays off the tires.
Tire compounds are different than 65 years ago.


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Trailers sit a lot in one place. Sunshine on them in one place. Now that I have opposing slides, they are in shade, and I don't cover them as often.

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I have no covers on my car or MH tires. The car tires are 5 years and have about 40,000 miles, they should wear out before the sun gets them. The MH has 10 year old tires (all most) and The sun hasn't gotten to them yet. The tire manufacturer says there good for 10 years and they don't mention a cover.





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Posted: 06/10/18 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

VU and heat degrade tires.

Tire covers, particularly white ones extend tire life by protecting from both.

Do you have to use them-- of course not. But they help.


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Living in the Nevada desert area, I coat my tires with spray on 303 Aerospace Protectant which seems to work very well. Recently replaced 6 tires with 10 years of service and sidewalls still looked great.


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3 dog nights wrote:

OK, I'm a newbie. I searched the history and found a lot of comments about tire covers, but no reason for tire covers. Why do i want tire covers? the sun is on the tires of everything I own and have owned for 65+ years, never had a problem. Why do I think this is something "they" need to sell, not that I need to buy???

assuming your 65+ years involve vehicles used every day or at least very often...the oils in the tires rise to the surface of the tire with regular use. I'm told UV damage in those cases is not as severe and the tires wear out before damage can be done. in general, an RV sits more than it moves. that keeps the oils from rising to the surface and UV damage can occur more quickly. if you move your RV every day to every few days, much like a car, you're probably OK. lots of information about this with a https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=n........i30l4.0.0.0.6939...........0.kOk9LRbJ3XY google search.


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Home Skillet wrote:

Keeps the sun's UV rays off the tires.
Tire compounds are different than 65 years ago.


Actually no. they do not (As a rule) do that great a job of blocking UV rays.

Looks mostly. Though I used tire covers (till they got too old) as projection screens at Christmas .

But UV does a fair job of passing right through 'em.

They look nice though.

A little bit about tires.. They contain oils that do protect them from UV and the flexing as you drive brings these oils to the surfact... Sitting for months on end... NOT GOOD.


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Therefore, use your assets, don't let your assets!
Had to say it. I have vehicles that sit for weeks at a time and those that move daily. I've never noticed a difference not covered any. I just don't see the need, feel like its a sales point not a need.

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Google (why not)

It's not a conspiracy.

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