Should you use tire covers on an RV?

Should you use tire covers on an RV?

RV tire covers like these will help protect your RV tires from sun damage. Over time, UV light can cause fine cracks in the sidewall, leading to slow leaks or even tire failure. Tire covers also keep out moisture from rain or snow, and they’ll keep rust and dirt from collecting in the wheels and rims.

How do I measure my RV spare tire cover?

Measuring for tire covers is quick and easy. Look for the tire code on the sidewall of the RV tire and use that number to match to the tire covers. If you can’t find the tire code, simply measure the tire from tread to tread across the rim.

Are spare tire covers worth it?

Rubber has no greater enemy than the weather. Without proper protection, your spare tire will be exposed to a lot of hot sun that you just can’t avoid. After a period of time, this exposure can damage your tire by causing cracks in the sidewall and weakening the rubber. It makes your spare tire less structurally sound.

What is the purpose of RV tire covers?

RV tire covers slip over the tires to protect them and extend their life. They protect tires from sun and water damage and prevent premature cracking on the sidewalls. These covers have varying materials but often use elastic or a buckle to secure them snugly to the tire.

Where is my custom tire cover located?

Your size is printed on the side wall of your SPARE tire and can be found below the tire name brand.

Do tire covers prevent dry rot?

The UV radiation from direct sunlight is a major contributor to the start of dry rot in your RV tires. You can get accessories for your RV, covering the tires to protect them from long-term exposure to sunlight.

How do I know what size tire cover to buy?

You can either measure across your spare tire (edge to edge across the center) to determine it’s diameter or you can find your tire size in the following Adco Spare Tire Cover Chart….Spare Tire Cover Size I – 28″ diameter fits:

  1. 8.55 x 14.
  2. 8.00 x 15.
  3. 7.75 x 15.
  4. 8.50 x 14.
  5. 7.35 x 15.
  6. 8.15 x 15.
  7. H78 x 15.
  8. 8.75 x 16.

What size is st205 75R15?

205/75R15 tires have a diameter of 27.1″, a section width of 8.1″, and a wheel diameter of 15″.

What is the tire cover called?

A “hubcap” is technically the small cover over the center of the wheel, while a “wheel cover” is a decorative metal or plastic disk that snaps or bolts onto and covers the entire face of the wheel.