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#1 LuckyJack5

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:10 AM

I found the spare tire cover to be  impossible to install and have access to the attaching nut. 

 

Xtreme Upholstery, 709 Dallas Dr. Denton, TX Phn 940-380-8778 sewed in  a commercial 9 inch zipper. Now I can install the cover over the tire on the hangar floor. Place it on the bumper and reach in through the unzipped opening to install washers and nut. The cover is sandwiched at the bottom by the bumper and top by contact with the camper shell.

 

GP Jack


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#2 Meadowlark

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:30 AM

That's precisely what I've been looking for in a tire cover. (I got rid of the cheapo one from Casita a long time ago). Do they make tire covers, too?


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#3 Mark P

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:45 AM

What a great idea!  And, one could get in there with a tire pressure gauge and air hose too!  Thanks!!


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#4 Fred&Holly

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

WE bought an after-market cover w a TN state flag on it last Spring: ..elastic band around the thing and a couple of gromets thru wh we pass a zip tie..easy peazy and looks cool to boot. Easy to reach the "nut" and we put 4 rubber bumpers on the Cassy b4 installing the wheel/tire..save the gelcoat too.



#5 Meadowlark

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:59 PM

Would you be willing to post a photo of it, Fred?


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These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

2011 17" Spirit Deluxe, "Grus Egg"

 

"Civilization began when we stopped eating horses and began riding them."


#6 LuckyJack5

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:23 AM

Would you be willing to post a photo of it, Fred?

Dear Meadowlark,

 

Flo and I are trying to figure out how to get the photo transfered to the forum page.  I think Flo's computer just crashed. Thanks ATT.

 

GP Jack


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#7 Meadowlark

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:57 AM

Century Link is no better, Fred. I may as well string two soup cans together.


These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

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#8 LuckyJack5

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:58 PM

Photo of zipper installation. Sorry it's sideways.  

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Edited by LuckyJack5, 23 January 2019 - 02:03 PM.

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#9 Don

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

Nice mod Jack.

I went in a different direction - a hard 'continental' kit.

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#10 Fred&Holly

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:24 AM

https://www.google.c...7jdgc5rtyPDdWM:

 

I still am having trouble posting pix here.  Our cover is black w a large TN state flag as seen on that Jeep in the URL.. Easy on and off.  A bit hard to get alligned just right so the flag is situated correctly, but we figgered it out. 


Edited by Fred&Holly, 24 January 2019 - 09:26 AM.