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OldPete
03-17-2011, 07:24 AM
I'm looking for trailer tire covers that can be used on the trailer tires that are on the axle (not the spare -- the ones for the spare are easy to find). I'm trying to protect things from UV the best I can.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Pete


dhy4b
03-17-2011, 07:33 AM
Last time I checked, Walmart had them in their automotive section. They have a portion cut out so that the area of the tire touching the ground has clearance. They were with the RV equipment.

DFreedom
03-17-2011, 09:09 AM
www.sportsmansguide.com

They recently had a pair for $21.97


OldPete
03-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Ah! http://www.walmart.com/ip/Classic-Accessories-RV-Wheel-Covers/5982686

Ok... have to go read how the sizing works...

bluewaterpirate
03-17-2011, 10:23 AM
I use Gladiator tire covers ..... got them at Overton's. $12.99 a piece. Good quality material and workmanship. They have drain slits that can be positioned at the bottom of the tire. I keep my trailer on stands when not using it and use Khumo tires. I went with the 15" size cover even though my tires on 14" ones. Khomo's are a little taller than normal tires.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=71909&pdesc=Gladiator_Vinyl_Tire_Cover_black&aID=603H3&merchID=4006


http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/Kumho%20Tires/Tire2.jpg?t=1300382263

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/Kumho%20Tires/tire4.jpg?t=1300382309


http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/Kumho%20Tires/Tire3.jpg?t=1300382369

PaddyTime
03-17-2011, 10:35 AM
Check out Harbor Frieght. I think you can get a set of four for under 20 bucks.

Pete
03-17-2011, 06:33 PM
http://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-storm-proof-wheel-covers-up-to-24-inch-93715.html

OldPete
03-17-2011, 07:34 PM
Harbor Freight. Gotta love them. A store that is filled with disposable everythings. I just got back from there and bought a bunch of crap. It's all throw-away. But very cheap. :)

bc22
03-19-2011, 03:43 PM
I use Gladiator tire covers ..... got them at Overton's. $12.99 a piece. Good quality material and workmanship. They have drain slits that can be positioned at the bottom of the tire. I keep my trailer on stands when not using it and use Khumo tires. I went with the 15" size cover even though my tires on 14" ones. Khomo's are a little taller than normal tires.



hey blue,
that seems like a lot of extra work and effort for very little benefit and only added hassle for when you want to go take the boat out. Not to mention you've done 99% of the work in making an azzhole thief's job of stealing your trailer tires so much easier. It's not hurting the trailer or tires, but just seems excessive. perhaps a little anal are we? ;):jk:

old bias ply tires sometimes suffered from being in one position for extended periods of time, but the newer bias and radials are pretty good. I've had zero issues with my trailers and sometimes they sit for the entire off season which can be over 6 months in the same position in the PacNW climate.

OP, FYI, not as pleasing to the eye, but i use an old tarp for my triple axle or some plywood as it's free. Or nothing most the time, PacNW is not as hard on tires as SFL or similar sun and my boat/trailer has a covered area it sits under.

ABoater
03-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Camping World usually has their tire covers on sale for buy one-get one free. Each box contains two tire covers. They slip over the tire and have a bungee cord that attaches at the bottom so they don't blow away.

I've had mine on our RV for four years now. They are still 100% usable.

I recall paying $20 for one box which also gave me a second box free.

If you don't have a store nearby, they usually have the same deals on their web site...


Plus, as usual, I coat all of my tires with 303. You can't be too protected from the UV! ;)

thundra
03-21-2011, 07:52 AM
I have fenders on my dual-axle trailer that do not curve around the wheels so I cut out a trapezoid out of some old PT plywood I had taken off my snowmobile trailer and just wedge them into the fenders, free and long lasting sun-protection.



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