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Old 07-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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Tire Covers in Storage

Looking for a solution. We park our new Challenger at a local storage yard. The sun in AZ is brutal, so I bought a nice set of covers to protect the tires while it's in storage. I used to do the same with my boat trailer tires years ago, prevents the sun from drying them out and cracking.

So the problem is, I have a bad back so getting down low to push the strap behind the wheel to the other side so I can buckle it up, is very difficult. DW helped, but after putting them back on today in 105 degrees or so, and she said enough. We need a way to get the strap around the tire, including the outer of the dualies in the back.

I think a grabber tool might work, but I wanted to check here to see if anyone has a better solution.

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Old 07-10-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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I have a reacher thing to pull an awning down. I tie on end of the strap to that, then push the rod around the tire. That pulls the strap around.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:16 AM   #3
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I have a reacher thing to pull an awning down. I tie on end of the strap to that, then push the rod around the tire. That pulls the strap around.
Our awning is auto so we didn't get that, but I can picture what you're referring to. That will work, thanks a bunch!
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:30 AM   #4
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I took a small diameter metal rod and bent it in a curve with a hook on the end. Reach around the tire, grab the strap and pull back. I made the first one from a wire coat hanger, worked but was just a little flimsy.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:45 AM   #5
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I cut the straps off my tire covers. They were a pain in the back and neck for me. The elastic at the top holds them just fine to the tire. Ive never had one blow off, but i keep mine mh at home.

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Old 07-11-2017, 01:21 AM   #6
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halfprice, I thought about it but it gets quite windy here at times, and it's at a storage yard so I'm worried about losing them.

Dave, that's what I'm envisioning, also considered a hanger but good point on flimsy. Should be easy to find a suitable wire rod. Thanks!
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On one of my previous coaches I did the same thing Jerry did, after a huge Oklahoma thunderstorm with high winds I found two of my covers missing, never did find them.
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I used an old wooden broom handle with a hook screwed in the end, works well.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:49 AM   #9
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I used an old wooden broom handle with a hook screwed in the end, works well.
Thanks TT. Certainly a great budget option! I'm not sure a straight rod like a broomstick will work for me, the angle of the rear wheels (getting between the dual tires) would require me to get down pretty low on my MH. I'm going to go to Home Depot and find a rod that I can bend... but the screwed in hook is smart, and I thought no I can find a threaded rod to work! Thanks for the tip.
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