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Old 06-12-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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Wheel Covers YES/NO?

OK, I have searched everything "Wheels", "Covers", etc., and no help.

Here I sit (but not for long, I'm moving North and West, very soon) in super sunny Alabama with my 4 wheels exposed to all the UV the Sun can provide! And, right now, that is a a very large helping.

I'm thinking, "I need to get some wheel covers to protect those new Marathons from UV destruction"!! But my practical side says, Oh yeah, prove it! 4 wheel covers = about $40.00. Will replace with NEW tires every 5 years, anyway.

So, prove it, all you experts! Thanks, Bill
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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Wheel Covers

Hi Bill,

Wheel covers just make good sense. My brother runs the tire warehouse for a large distributor and talked me into buying my wheel covers.

From a safety standpoint, covers keep the tires from breaking down because of UV. Just that alone is enough for me to protect them whenever possible. Safety First

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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Ether the wheell cower for 40 dollars or a 100k garage. Take your pick I bought the house with a RV garage.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:52 PM   #4
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When my trailer is not in it's covered parking area, the covers go on .
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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Bill,
The covers won't prevent the tires from breaking down totally. And the covers help lots. At least it does in AZ.

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Here is an interesting article from RV Travel regarding tire care.
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Once you have a set of wheel covers, you keep using them on the next set of tires.
So only a one time investment.
Even at every five years of use, tires will be getting dry rot more each day.
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