Why Use RV Tire Covers? Are They Worth It?

In this article we’ll take a look at the benefits of RV tire covers and why many RVers choose to protect their camper’s tires and wheels.

Why Use RV Tire Covers?

RV tire covers are used for:

  • UV protection
  • Preventing dry rot
  • Maintaining color and appearance
  • Maintaining tire pressure
  • Extending the life of the tires
  • To complement an RV skirting solution

It’s clear that they offer many benefits but are they worth it?

Are RV Tire Covers Worth It?

Tire covers are typically priced between $30 and $100, with RV tires costing around $200 to +$400. RV tires are typically replaced between 3 and 7 years (Sources: Good Sam, Wonderland Tire Company, Traveling Worker Bees). So depending on the age of the RV/tires, how long you’ll have the RV, the types of camping you do, and how the RV is stored, the value of tire covers will differ, but if you save even one tire from early replacement, or extend the life of a tire by a year or two, the ROI will be there to make RV tire covers worth it. If you do cold weather camping, or are a full-time RVer, you probably have RV skirting in place and if not, you should (Browse: Inflatable RV Skirting, Read more: What It Is RV Skirting? Does Your Camper Need It?), there is even more value to be had, as the tire covers, alongside AirSkirts tire wedges, help to complete the protective barrier you’ve formed around your investment to prevent burst pipes and to stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer (See: Why Standard Insurance Doesn’t Cover Burst Pipes).


So we’ve outlined the benefits of using tire covers on your camper. Is it worth it? Coupled with RV skirting, almost certainly, otherwise you’ll have to weigh your particular situation against the cost of tire degradation and ultimate replacements.