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Old 08-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Cover Rusting tire Rim

We took our spare tire cover off to have a look at the tire, the cover had mold spores and appeared to be holding condensation and this there was some rust on the rim.
Has anyone else had the same issue?
Do most keep the cover on or off?
Suggestions?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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Having grown up in Nova Scotia I would sugest that there isn't much one can do to stop anything from rusting there. I would suspect you would be better off without the cover on alowing it to dry out as much as posible. I loved living there but I sure don't miss the rust.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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So when I pick up our 19 in a few weeks will it come with the spare tire cover? Their website pix shows one installed but there's no mention in the options or features tab.

Though I really like the red maple leaf logo could I get an oak leaf cluster instead?
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Google it. You can get just about any design you want on a tire cover.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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Google it. You can get just about any design you want on a tire cover.
The maple leaf cover came standard with our Escape. If you want something different, you may have to purchase it yourself or pay Escape extra for it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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I just asked for a plain black tire cover when placing my order...
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #7
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Very nice and classy!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:09 AM   #8
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I posted looking for thoughts on wether to keep the tire cover on or not-
Is it necessary? I realize it's better for the tire but certainly isn't helping the rim.
It really wasn't about the color of the cover- do most of you keep the cover on? Any problems with the rim?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #9
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Most Covers will always collect moisture when left exposed to the elements. The problem is there is no way for the moisture to get out once inside. Make sure you put the part that overlaps on the bottom facing down and I usually take a pair of sissors and cut out few inches on the bottom where it overlaps to expose about 6" of tire where it faces the ground. This allows somewhere for the water to drain instead of being sealed up inside the cover. If you could find a breathable one instead of a vinyl it would be better but I have not found one.
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Has anyone ordered the aluminum rim for the spare. Maybe that would have been a good idea.
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