Caravan tyre protection during storage

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 14:21
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Our dual wheel caravan is "stored" (left uncovered in the back yard) between trips - any suggestions on the best treatment for the tyres to help get maximum life out of them. I dont think the tread will wear out but the side walls could fail first. Any one suggest a good coating to minimise the effect of sun on the rubber?
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 14:27

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 14:27
We always jack our up, not actualy lift the wheels off the surface, but just take most of the weight on blocks. We have a van cover which keeps the sun off.
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 14:39

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 14:39
Keep them completely out of the sun when not in use. Apparently life of a tyre (before it starts to deteriorate/component breakdown) is about 4 - 5 yrs.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 15:51

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 15:51
I've been using CRC So-Easy One Step Tyre Care on a regular basis (each time I clean the vehicle, & after an extended trip away) for quite a few years now... Camper & trailer t yres are treated at least 2 - 3 times a year... D@mn good stuff, IMO..

I have t yres on my ol' box trailer which must be pushin' 20 years old, and there are no apparent signs of any "perishing" or cracking.. Trailer is full-time exposed to the elements..

The original t yres off my Patrol (which now get used on the C/T) are 9 years old, and apart from tread wear, look as new..

When my C/T & box trailer are not being used for extended periods, I take the weight off the t yres..

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Reply By: Member Boroma 604 - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 01:23

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 01:23
Have two sets of Tyre Covers, imported 'Em from manufacturer in US new, for sale very well made fit up to 17inch wheels. Sell them for $75-00 a pair (at Cost) never used please contact me direct may be able to work a deal, can send photos.
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