which we hope to wear completely out this year when we hit the road full time.
And, if you remember the tire cracks on the Journey, Michelin recommends covering the tires when the motorhome is not in use, so I bought these:
I decided to get a pair of the tire guards to cover my front tires from direct sunlight when the Journey is in the storage lot. The back tires are shaded by the RVs parked on either side.
To correctly pick the right size, you check the back of the box.
Then you break out your handy-dandy Mark I tape measure and determine the tire diameter.
Yep, I forgot to remember that camera focus thingy when I took this picture. Anyway, after getting the diameter, check the chart on the box for the correct size to purchase. My tires take the XL size.
Open the box and find this:
Two bungee cords and two vinyl tire covers.
The directions show how to install the covers, it looks easy.
When was the last time you saw a bungee cord lay so nicely and neatly on the ground? Guess what, they don't!
Following the directions, I threaded the bungee cord through the hole and then tried to stretch it around the tire. I couldn't reach. So I had to lay on the ground and try to reach around to get the bungee cord end and thread it into the hole on the other side. I couldn't do it, I couldn't reach that far.
To solve the reach around problem I fell back on one of the most useful tools I carry in the Journey, my awning rod.
I was able to use the awning rod to grab the end of the bungee cord and pull it around, but I still had to lay on the ground to hook it all up. After wrestling with the bungee cords, I got the tires covered.
I'll use the covers when I'm going to leave the Journey parked for a while. They are alot of work to put on and would be even more difficult to use on dual back tires. But with a tire costing more that $400 (each!!!), I'll put up with the hassle. I've already got an idea to make pulling the bungee cords around easier, but that'll wait for another post.
In the mean time, tomorrow afternoon, the covers come off and the Journey comes over to our house, because Friday after work, we leave for Disney World! :c)
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