Your tires are just about as important as your engine. You can’t get anywhere without them. The engine gets regular maintenance and oil changes to keep it protected for peak operation, so why shouldn’t your tires receive the same care and protection?
Many RVers put thousands of miles on their tires every year, trusting them to function across many different climates and sometimes difficult road conditions. A tire blowout or failure can be particularly dangerous for an RV or camper due their size and weight, not to mention the often steep roads campers frequently use. That is why it is so important to take any steps that you can to protect and maintain your tires.
One of the most simple and straightforward ways of doing so is to invest in some tire covers. The sun is no friend to rubber. Harsh UV rays constantly pounding your tires can break them down and dramatically decrease their life cycle for safe usage. Perhaps you’ve seen tires where there is some evident cracking in the sidewall. This is often a result of sustained sunlight exposure.
Most tire covers are made of heavyweight vinyl that can stand up to all of the elements, including wind and moisture. They typically have an elastic system that helps you get the cover onto the tire easily as well as cinch it down tight for maximum protection. Most manufacturers also offer a range of colors so you can coordinate nicely with the design of your rig.
Covering your tires is a simple step to prolong their life and ensure a safe ride for all of your friends and family.