Tire protection

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  1. Miamama1

    Miamama1 New Member

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    Hello all.
    What is the best product for TIRE PROTECTION; to prevent dry rot?

    Any suggestions?
     
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    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    Keep them off the bare ground and covered.
     
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    RVAdebla New Member

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    Does silicone spray or armor all seem to help at all? Or just that does make them look shiny?
     
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    Ladiesman Well-Known Member

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    When looking for tire protectant look for water based. You will have to reapply more often because it will wash off but compared to the petroleum based stuff it actually is a protectant and not just to make them shine. Formula 303 tire balm is a good product.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Keeping them covered is the best advice.
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I am in the "waste of time" camp, you will (or should) wear them out before they come close to rotting out. But for sure to keep an eye on them (visual inspection).
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Many people will never tow a trailer enough miles to wear the tread out. I know I have never worn the tread off.
     
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    Im in the replace them every 6 year camp. So i don't do anything. Just not worth it for me.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I had two blowouts this summer on two different trailers. One tire was 15 years old. I guess I may have deserved that one due to age. The other tire was 5 years old. That trailer had TPMS. I had just stopped and checked the temps 20 miles prior, too. It just went BOOM!
     
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    Its so easy to pick up a nail and loose pressure, the tpms probably cant register it fast enough, heat builds up and boom. It happens, it sucks and i homestly cant worry about it!
     
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    Any tire shine product is mostly cosmetic and does nothing to protect the tire. Some petroleum based products can even hasten UV exposure damage. Just keep them clean, and cover them when you can, and replace every five years or so and you will be just fine.
     
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    I believe my system will register fast enough. I have the Ford system that is integrated into the truck. I don't see the point in TPMS if it doesnt work fast enough to let you know of low pressure when it happens.

    I dont think I picked up a nail and lost pressure that quickly considering the tires were fine at the stop 20 miles prior.

    I dont particularly worry about a blowout, but do what I can to try and prevent if on my TT due to the amount of damage it can cause and the logistics of getting it repaired if I need to farm the work out.
     
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    On my truck ( chevy) and jeep it took 20 to 30 minutes of driving to reset the tmps in the tires after i changed them. So, while i always thought it was instant, i dont now. Yours could be diffent.
     
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    To set mine up on the trailer, you start letting air out and the truck honks the horn when it detects air loss. It usually honks the horn within about 30 seconds.

    When I have to adjust trailer tire pressure, I sometimes use the display on the trucks dash instead of a gauge. It registers changes immediately.
     
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    I was actually looking into tire covers as well.
    It is parked in the driveway, but i have no way of getting it off the ground...?
     
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    I saw the 303 product at Walmart yesterday and thought I'd check here before I invested in any product.
    Thanks!
     
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    Wow, this is a wonderfully responsive group!
    Thank you for all your suggestions!

    I think I will get the 303 and wheel covers and just plan on changing them every couple of years.

    Which brings me to my next question:
    How often should I replace my tires?
    My pop-up sits in the driveway under a large tree and only one tire is actually exposed to the sun.
    Discount tire advised changing tires every 3 years.
    I also bought a spare.

    Suggestions on replacement frequency?
     
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    Then use a couple of pavers or boards.
     
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    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    I always replaced trailer tires because they failed or timed out. Never because of dry rot or were worn out. We put between 6k to 10k miles a year on our tires.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    . You can drive the tires on lynx blocks that's what they mean by getting them off the ground. It's dirt/mud/grass you don't want sitting on the tires when it sits. If it's on a paved driveway then your ok there.
     
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