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Does anyone use trailer tire covers? easy to put on?

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  • Does anyone use trailer tire covers? easy to put on?

    Sorry but this dinosaur can't find the search function (more later)

    Does anyone use trailer tire covers to protect tires from UV light? My trailer is sitting in a grass field a whole lot lately. I've never had covers in the past, but I've also used the trailer more. Now I'm horseless and its sitting until I haul little kids to shows (infrequently). Are they a PITA to put on and take off? Do they actually help? Do you have to lie down in the tick infested grass and contort yourself to attach them? I'm not a fan of blowouts on the road. Am thinking of getting plywood planks to put under the tires as well.

    RE: Search function, in FAQ section they say click the blue bar above. No blue bar on my computer screen. And another post said its the certain icon on the mobile app. Not using the mobile app, so I don't see the icon.

    thanks for your help

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    Search is off to the right. Under the Facebook/Twitter/Instragram icons, under the "enter your email to subscribe to the newsletter" thing.

    I'd think that parking on plywood and taking a couple extra plywood pieces to lean against the tires to keep sun off to be just as good or better than trailer tire covers, without the pain in the ass factor, but YMMV!

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    • #3
      Super easy to put on, you just slide them over the top of the tire.

      LetItBe
      Crayola Posse: Violet Blue

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      • #4
        We used them for awhile, can't say they made a difference. They are easy to get on, they don't go under the tire just on the outside. We ended up putting large cement pavers (from Lowes) and parking so the tires were on them.

        Wouldn't hurt to spray bug killer around your trailer
        "My treasures do not chink or gleam, they glitter in the sun and neigh at night."

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        • #5
          I bought a set for my new-to-me trailer about 2 years ago. I would agree that they were actually easier to put on than I expected them to be. And I would agree that there's no need to get down on the ground to install them.

          However my trailer at the time was parked at the top of a hill in a location that got several really strong wind storms, and after having to fish one out of a water trough and chase another across the pasture, I took them off "until winter." Um, that was 1.75 years ago. :-)

          But that's just me, I'm lazy. Winter is coming on and I've moved to my own property, so most likely I will start using them again.
          I've never understood the insult calling a person a "fruitbat." It's not much of an insult to the person. More often than not, the person’s behavior proves it to be more of an insult to the fruitbat!

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          • #6
            Yes I've used them for years and they work. Super easy to put on/off. You do need to protect the tires from the sun (especially if your trailer isn't used much and sits in the same place day after day).

            Also do NOT park it on grass - the moisture will destroy the tires. My trailer is parked on patio bricks - super cheap to buy and they keep the tires out of any constant moisture.

            Tire covers and patio bricks (or gravel) will make your tires last a heck of a lot longer!
            "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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            • #7
              Instead of tire covers maybe we should just find you a horse! That way the trailer will not sit around so much...
              Risa
              HappyTrailsTrailers.com
              BalancedRideTrailers.com

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              • #8
                I am into doing things the easy and for 20 years have just used old plywood sheets and lean it up against the tires. I prefer simple solutions ....

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                • #9
                  I totally agree with getting you another horse LOL

                  You can do like I have did with my camper. I cut a piece of plywood to fit up under the fenders and just left that in place. The tires are still good after sitting for 4 years. When I had the motorhome I would use tire covers. I could put them on or take them off in about a minute. If you buy a good brand they have a tendency to last
                  If at first you don't succeed, get back on the horse and try it again!

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