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Old 08-17-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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How can I get my tire covers clean?

I'm cleaning my tire covers and I used dawn dish soap and warm water with a brush. It's still a little dirty but I got it 95 percent clean. Does anyone no how to get it cleaner?
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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Repeat what you did, adding oxyclean to your hot water and Dawn.

Use a good brush, rinse thoroughly.


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Old 08-17-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll try that!

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As noted above, with a power washer rinse.

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:10 AM   #5
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Buy new ones, not that expensive.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:23 PM   #6
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What Do Tire Covers Accomplish?

We are new AS-er's with about a year's experience towing and camping with our 27' AS Intl Serenity and an F150 Platinum 6.2L V8. Delighted with the trailer and the truck and eagerly awaiting the spring -- here in N Va., temps too cold to risk frozen plumbing, so the trailer's winterized and parked securely at a local RV storage yard.

My question for the forum is -- we are careful with trailer tires -- frequent pressure and lug nut checks, bearing and brake checks. I have seen tire covers used in 2 instances. First, where RV's are long-term parked in multi-month, multi-year position; and second, all the time, by overnighters and short-stayers. I expect tires to wear and wear out more frequently, and plan to replace before they're seriously worn -- on the order of every 2-3 years or more frequently. What do I gain (other than satisfying my mild compulsive instincts for trailer perfection) by covering the tires during winter storage? I would feel differently if I didn't plan very frequent use (2-3 trips/month) between March and November of each year. Tires get longest life from care and routine use, and suffer most from long-term outdoor exposure. I know the covers are pretty inexpensive, but are they overkill? Opinions pls. cb
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:08 PM   #7
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I do not let mine get that bad before cleaning. A light spray of bleach and water and wipe down with a brush keeps them looking new.
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I've used white wall cleaner in the past.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:42 PM   #9
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Buy black ones! They also look better with aluminum.

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