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Old 04-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #29
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Horse mats can vary from 1/2 to 1 in. They work great for many purposes...just be aware that a full mat is freaking heavy! You will want help to move it around before you cut it.
You are right about the mats being heavy. One of the guys at Tractor Supply put it in the back of my pick-up, and I cut it off about 16 inches at a time. This made it much more manageable. These mats are 3/4" thick.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #30
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tire barriers

Sounds an awful lot like a solution searching for a problem-maybe stems from the day when grampa would put the old tin lizzie up on blocks for the winter, drain the water so it wouldn't freeze and make sure there was a hole in the shed wall so the old tomcat could prevent mouse damage to the seats.

A board game a few years ago had a draw card that enabled you to buy insurance against roving bands of chickens, this sounds a lot similar.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #31
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Another thought, since the conversation has turned to rubber or rubber type mats is rubber interlock flooring (like you will see in town hockey rinks). I bought like 6 or 8 pieces for $10 at a close out home supply store, Mr. 2nds in WNYork State. Wanted something to cushion my kayaks on my small utility trailer that we pull behind the MH sometimes. They are like 24"x24" by about 3/4" thick, with fingered edges to interlock. Cheap and work great as cushioning pads, never gave them a thought about putting them under the tires during storage, or sitting in the drive during season.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:40 AM   #32
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I often have thought that plastic cutting boards would be good tire protectors. The kind you often find in the $ store for a couple of buck each.
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I often have thought that plastic cutting boards would be good tire protectors. The kind you often find in the $ store for a couple of buck each.
Yep, That'll work!
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #34
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I often have thought that plastic cutting boards would be good tire protectors. The kind you often find in the $ store for a couple of buck each.
That's what we use. Anything to put a barrier between the concrete and the tire.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #35
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Thank you the horse mats look like the will be perfect. We have a Tractor Supply about an hour from us next time ove will pick one up if they stock them. How thick are they?
Horse stall mat from Tractor Supply is the way to go. You can cut to any size you need for tires or landing pads. Get the 3/4" pad. Is really heavy duty material and should hold up really well.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:15 AM   #36
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A fellow enthusiast recommended I use pads when storing my coach to avoid flat spots and contact with cement when in a static position so my OCD impulses told me it is a good idea. I'm using dense rubber compound matts purchased from Amazon. They were cheap, are about 1" thick and very heavy.

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Old 10-16-2016, 06:51 AM   #37
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Go look around a local truck stop, pick up a couple of old Mud Flaps off big rigs, or buy some. That is what my tires set on to keep them off the concrete.
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The only reason I would use them on cement is to prevent anything that leaks from getting to the tires. Otherwise there is no problem with cement it is the asphalt surfaces in storage areas and long term parking on ashphalt that can contaminate the tires. So I have been informed.
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I cannot believe that people still buy in to this crap. With the exception of Wayne M's point, not a bit of this is supported by any science or data.


Tire rubber is one of the toughest, most chemically resistant products (in their intended environment) on the planet.


Water intrusion? are you parking in puddles deeper than the tread blocks? If the tires are "seeping" air just how is water at atmospheric pressure supposed to get past that 80 psi air?


Flat spots? These aren't glass belt bias tires...


Alkali? If you aren't getting chemical burns from walking barefoot on concrete your tires aren't either.


Some of you guys need to go visit you barber for a good bleeding....
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Iride motorcycles and am on a few of their forums. Let's just say to be polite here, some can be quite anal when it comes to motorcycle maintenance or riding apparal. Between constantly lubing the Johnson rods, adjusting this or replacing that. You get the picture.
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an ordinary set of rubber automotive floor mats are under my tires when in storage on concrete floored shed. About 20 bucks total.
same here.
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We purchased our mats from Amazon.com. Referred to as Rubber-Shark-Tooth-Heavy-Duty-Mats available in various sizes. Their certainly heavy and stay in place. May be overkill but we're willing to use them if it helps protect our coach tires during storage.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Shark-...Duty+Mat&psc=1

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