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Old 06-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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DIY Tire Covers

Not happy with any of the tire covering offerings out there, we decided to build a better mousetrap.


video - DIY Tire Covers for our Airstream
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:54 AM   #2
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I watched this on your youtube channel. They look great! You have found your next job.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:31 AM   #3
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I watched this on your youtube channel. They look great! You have found your next job.
That would be really fun to make these for other people, but they wouldn't be cheap! In order for it to be worth our time we'd have to charge $100 per individual tire cover.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:44 PM   #4
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I used to sew my own canvas for my sailboat so I am very familiar with Sailrite. I am puzzled by your decision though. Sunbrella is a nice fabric but after about 5 years of UV exposure it requires frequent treatment, better if done even after year 3. Moreover, my vinyl tire covers get very dirty from splash during rain events. Sunbrella just does not clean as easily as vinyl. My conclusion was and still is to treat Walmart vinyl covers a disposable and when they are too ugly or used up, toss 'em and buy new ones. My first set lasted 3 years.

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Great job and great video!
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