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Old 08-28-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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Question Tire care

I recently bought a 28 foot Bounder, older one. Wondering if it should be stored with jacks down, relieving pressure on 3 and 5 year old tires.

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Old 08-28-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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There is no particular reason to "relieve pressure" on your tires, but you can leave the jacks down if you like. My primary parking site is a bit off level, so I always level when I park it there.

Driving occasionally is the nicest thing you can do for your tires.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Most info I've read on the subject of storage relative to tires, indicates it is more important to provide a vapor barrier under the tires and use some method of covering them/protecting them from the sun or weather. Using jacks to take wgt. off the tires cannot hurt and might help prevent a flat spot. I store my coach with jacks down.
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Storing Your Vehicle Properly To Help Protect Your Tires.

Unless you spend all of your time on the road, your RV will probably be parked in storage some of the time.

That’s why it’s important to follow these steps to help protect your RV tires when you’re storing your vehicle:
• Keep the vehicle in a cool, dry storage area out of direct sunlight or UV rays.
• Place the vehicle on blocks to remove the weight from the tires. If the vehicle can't be put on blocks, make sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well-drained and reasonably level.
• Unload the vehicle so that minimum weight is on the tires.
• Inflate tires to the recommended operation pressure plus 25%, but don’t exceed the rim manufacturer’s inflation capacity.
• Thoroughly clean the tires with soap and water before storing them.
• Move the vehicle at least every three months to help prevent ozone cracking and flat-spotting, but avoid moving it during extremely cold weather.
• Adjust the tire inflation before putting the vehicle back into service.
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Thanks for the advice. Is the idea with the 25% more pressure to keep from flat spotting during the non use time? I hadn't heard of that recommendation before.

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What is the source of those recommendations? It combines about every old saw I've ever heard of for storing a vehicle, but have never seen any evidence cited as to the value of any or all of these things. And do you do this every time you park? or maybe just for 3+ months or more?

Don't forget that other things in the RV need help too when in long term storage - battery charge maintained, generator exercised, etc.
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Source is from Goodyear RV Tire Care PD

I add the 25% more air when parking at my winter spot for 6 months.

Makes it real easy next spring to only let some air out to the right PSI when getting ready to travel. And then screwing on the Pressure Pro sensors.

Don't have to drag hoses out then.
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Thanks for the Goodyear source - that's a newer and different version of the Goodyear guide than I had filed away on my hard drive.
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What is the source of those recommendations? It combines about every old saw I've ever heard of for storing a vehicle, but have never seen any evidence cited as to the value of any or all of these things. And do you do this every time you park? or maybe just for 3+ months or more?

Don't forget that other things in the RV need help too when in long term storage - battery charge maintained, generator exercised, etc.
Same info I have seen on manufacturers site. If you are a "FACT" monger then check wit the manufacturer and if you hear something different post it.
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tire care

Just an FYI. I was talking to a friend who has been an RV serviceman for 20 plus years and he indicated that leaving the pressure on the jacks for the winter months is not a good idea. He says he regularly replaces a lot of hydraulic hoses in those things, after they have been left in that position for months at a time.

So, who knows.

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Just an FYI. I was talking to a friend who has been an RV serviceman for 20 plus years and he indicated that leaving the pressure on the jacks for the winter months is not a good idea. He says he regularly replaces a lot of hydraulic hoses in those things, after they have been left in that position for months at a time.

So, who knows.

Kenn

Thousands and thousands of us snow birds will be in Florida with the jacks down for months, so that is not an option, nor do I think it's an issue.
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Thousands and thousands of us snow birds will be in Florida with the jacks down for months, so that is not an option, nor do I think it's an issue.
Dirk, That's absolutely correct!
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