Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-03-2002, 08:48 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Eau Claire , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 202
ultra violet damage

Alas, my TT will now be sitting idle for some months.Do I need to be concerned about UV damage to my tires? If so is it simply a matter of covering them up? AS always, all sage advice will be weighed and considered. Thank you.
Brouck
__________________

__________________
bhsl8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2002, 09:38 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
BobbyW's Avatar
 
1965 20' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,002
Images: 9
Tire Covers or a cheap tarp.



-BobbyW
__________________

__________________
BobbyW
AIR# 123

-"You want to make it two inches - or, if you're working in centimeters, make sure it's enough centimeters for two inches."-Red Green
BobbyW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2002, 10:10 AM   #3
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
a quick spritz of a good tire protectant with uv block will help if you don't cover them.

john
__________________
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2002, 10:46 PM   #4
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
Dee Sun, Dee Sun

Brouck,

In the Valley of the Sun, (Phoenix) Bobby's advise is king. Anything short of a cover, of any type, will not cut it. I personnally use a piece of vinal roof material that was left over from a project that I did. It keeps the sunlite out and I didn't pay anything for it. And it has lasted for 5 years.

Anything that is light tight will work.

-------------------------------------------

Now Bobby, that's not an Airstream!!!!!!!!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2002, 06:02 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Eau Claire , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 202
tire togs

Thank you guys.It was not really something I had considered up here where maybe the snow will be above the axels before long but I was asked about it by another RVer and I trust the opinions of the majority of those taking part in the forums.
Brouck
__________________
bhsl8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2002, 04:00 AM   #6
Cat
4 Rivet Member
 
Cat's Avatar
 
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
up here

Brouck,,,you said "up here".; Were you indicating up North? and if you were, by that do you mean that being up north doesn't cause as much conern?

I'm going to make my covers before next spring. I haven't had covers or UV protection spray on mine; and it's been 'parked' for 3 1/2 years. Oh Oh! I'm in trouble eh? One is nearly flat.

Tomorrow I have a friend coming with a compresser to fill them all up;;;should set "hard" or not...? Like 85 psi ? or 75 psi ?

How can I tell if they have suffered damage from the sun? How much do new tires cost? I have a twin axle..so I'd need at least 2 for the outside?

or is that dumb to replace only 2? My GAWD...does everything hit at once!?
Is there a website http://www.rvtireexchangedforremodelingdesign.com/ ?

............Cat
__________________
*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/RoyalTrailerTrash[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2002, 06:55 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
LOST , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,193
Along with UV ozone also will deteriorate the rubber. When a tire is constructed a wax is added to the rubber. When it rolls and flexes it heats and the wax comes to the surface and helps protect the tire. Do you know how long they were on before you got the trailer? Just sitting 3 1/2 years is enough time to destroy them. There are 4 of them on 2 axles.

John
__________________
74Argosy24MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2002, 07:28 AM   #8
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
cat

make sure your friend with the compressor reads the information on the side wall of the tires before inflating them.

i doubt they get 85 psi...

are your tires cracked on the sidewalls? if not they may be o.k.

they should be "st" rated, you can find this info on the sidewall of the tire as well.

there are many other reasons why you have one tire lower than the others. bad valve stem or a nail in it. both can be repaired.

john
__________________
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2002, 01:11 PM   #9
Cat
4 Rivet Member
 
Cat's Avatar
 
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
psi

Thank you John H.
That was good info..
I appreciate it...
Last night, I got a private email (on the Forum) from someone who said I aggravate members, because I don't read carefully...
and I just want to apologize to you all if I have.
jThis is just a small part of the message she sent me:
>>
It's frustrating to people to spend their limited forum time directing others <<

Again, John ... thank you so much. I'll pass this info on to my friend.
..........Cat
__________________
*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/RoyalTrailerTrash[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2002, 02:05 PM   #10
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
cat,

no problem at all!

some of us may need to be reminded that not everyone is an expert.

i know i am not!

alot of this stuff is common sense and experience.....

mostly experience!!

i don't think your questions are out of line at all!

john
__________________
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2002, 04:03 PM   #11
Cat
4 Rivet Member
 
Cat's Avatar
 
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
Nice people & ?

Thanks John...my Daddy told me to ignore Whiners and give my friendship and energies to those nice people...You are one of those nice people...
thanx again.

Bobby,,,,what are your tire covers made of? and how much did they cost? I bought some material & cord to make my own...and I want to know if its worth my effort...or if I should just buy some in the meantime...Can you get some cheap...? someone mentioned just using a piece of tarp...Tacky but it'd work...You can get a tarp in Silver/Grey colour which would look good on the permanent ones
Do you cover both tires on twin axles...? or just the top on both..?
or just the outside tire only.?
Thanx for the photo..
......Cat
__________________

__________________
*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/RoyalTrailerTrash[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
brake-magnet damage Tin Hut Brakes & Brake Controllers 1 10-21-2003 09:12 PM
Body damage repair AccessMaster Airstream Motorhome Forums 0 08-14-2003 12:07 PM
Frame Damage (Rust under water Tank klanke Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 3 04-06-2003 09:34 AM
Exterior Damage BRH Ribs, Skins & Rivets 1 12-07-2002 09:32 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.