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Old 12-07-2015, 08:30 PM   #15
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There tires, made to be on the ground. Maybe try $20 bills under them.
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There tires, made to be on the ground. Maybe try $20 bills under them.
It's an RV, that would require $100 bills!
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #17
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Michelin has a good explanation for parking in such a way as to prevent moisture from drifting up around tires while a vehicle is parked long term on a surface that contains and emits moisture. Certainly driving in water and parking temporarily in a puddle will not damage the rubber in tires.
And their way would be what?
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:55 AM   #18
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There tires, made to be on the ground. Maybe try $20 bills under them.
$20 Bills absorb moisture, use Silver Dollars
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:09 AM   #19
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I for one use 2 2x8's treated wood under the fronts and 2 treated 2x12's on the rears. On asphalt Driveway,
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I was told that it is actually the concrete that leaches the moisture out of the tires if parked on it for long periods. When you go to a museum with old cars you will most likely see all of them with a pad under the tires. I park on a new concrete pad I poured and I use a 1/4 inch thick piece of rubber I get from my company printing press and park on that. It certainly is not going to do any harm one way or the other.
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I thought the pads under museum car tires were so they didn't stick and pull the paint off the floor.

Had that happen in my garage, when I had one
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And their way would be what?







Go to the web site and read it for yourself.
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For the last 20 years of RVing, I have used whatever the MH was parked on. Sometimes on gravel, sometimes on asphalt, sometimes on dirt and occasionally on concrete. Never on wood, never on rubber, and never on plastic. Our 03 Phaeton was eight years old when we traded and the tires still looked great. Why is it that when we get a motor home, we get so concewrned about things that rarely crossed our minds before. On our farm, the potatoe trucks would sit on dirt from harvest till planting season and then through the summer on dirt. Never had a tire issue related to where it was parked.

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My motor home, when not in use, has been parked on a six inch slab for the last 10 almost 11 years and I have seen nothing wrong with the tires.

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I don't think anyone is saying you can go out, look at your tires, and see any damage from being parked on any particular service. I prefer to take any measures I can to prevent any premature damage that may have a negative effect down the road to anything I own. I also cover my tires to keep the sun from beating on them when my coach sits in my back yard yet I am sure many others think that is a waste of time as well. And for those of you that had 8 year old tires that looked great when you traded in your coach well I bet the new owner went out and got new tires as the first thing on the list of to do. These threads crack me up.
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I don't think anyone is saying you can go out, look at your tires, and see any damage from being parked on any particular service. I prefer to take any measures I can to prevent any premature damage that may have a negative effect down the road to anything I own. I also cover my tires to keep the sun from beating on them when my coach sits in my back yard yet I am sure many others think that is a waste of time as well. And for those of you that had 8 year old tires that looked great when you traded in your coach well I bet the new owner went out and got new tires as the first thing on the list of to do. These threads crack me up.
Glad they crack you up. I laugh at some of the questions asked too. You're correct. Tires should be replaced after seven or eight years. Taking measures to protect them from the sun or moisture from the ground will not change the fact that tires should be replaced after seven or eight years. So if it helps you sleep at night, cover them and park them on whatever you want, but they should still be history after eight years.
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Does anyone actually know what damages the tires? I know my TT tires developed flat spots after being parked on concrete. You could see the flat spots as the tires rolled. The guy at the shop said it was from sitting in one place and suggested I take the weight off the tires with jack stands. I have been told that I should extend the jacks on the MH for the same reason. Do we have any retired tire guys out there?
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I know my TT tires developed flat spots after being parked on concrete. You could see the flat spots as the tires rolled. The guy at the shop said it was from sitting in one place

It wasn't the concrete that caused the flat spots.... Just the sitting. Depends upon the tire construction as to how susceptible they are to flat spotting. Some tire manufacturers recommend pumping the tires to max pressure for storage. Taking load off with jacks works too. Better is to drive the vehicle at regular intervals....I've read that when the tires roll, it distributes the natural oils in the tread compound, keeping sidewalls from cracking as readily.
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