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Old 04-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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If you stop just shy of where you are going to park, place the material against the back (or front) of the tires then roll onto them. No jacking required.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #16
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I purchased 3 of those anti fatique mats at a local industrial supply store, cut one in half for the front tires, other two for the back tires. My driveway is asphalt & plywood is too hard to handle & store. Mats work great.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #17
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Do many of you actually put MHs on blocks for longer storage times? I'm ASSUMING that means getting the weight entirely off of the wheels. Maybe I am misunderstanding that point.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #18
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Do many of you actually put MHs on blocks for longer storage times? I'm ASSUMING that means getting the weight entirely off of the wheels. Maybe I am misunderstanding that point.
I kind of wondered the same when I read the statement, but I would think that maybe that particular statement is more aimed at trailers... just my thinking.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #19
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For those of you who are experienced with wood, what is the best kind of wood when it comes to exposure? Home Depot sells some pretty good looking 3/4" 2'x2' pine plywood, but I don't know how well it would stand up to exposure. For the price, I could buy four sheets once a year, but I would still much rather have something that would last a couple years.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #20
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My 5er is parked in the back yard. I strapped together 2 4X8 pressure treated 8 foot long landscaping timers and cut a bevel on one end. These were laid down and pressure treated stakes hold them down with treated screws. On the top of the timbers are a single 2X10 laid flat and nailed in place. The four tires rest on top of a flat 2X10 when parked. It keeps the tires off the pressure treated timbers but the timbers that are in contact with soil are rot and insect resistant.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #21
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I bought three semi-truck mudflaps from NAPA and cut one in half for the front tires, works perfectly. I think they were less than $40.
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I have a bunch of linoleum or vinyl (not sure which one) flooring left over from having the house kitchen floor resurfaced a year ago... enough for the tires and the levelers. I just thought that something a little higher might be better, which is why I asked about the wood.
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For those of you who are experienced with wood, what is the best kind of wood when it comes to exposure? Home Depot sells some pretty good looking 3/4" 2'x2' pine plywood, but I don't know how well it would stand up to exposure. For the price, I could buy four sheets once a year, but I would still much rather have something that would last a couple years.
Well the best would be composite wood it would probably last a lifetime,
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #24
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It is not a matter of how high they will lift. Jacks are NOT designed to lift the MH off of the ground under any circumstance. Place the tire mats directly in front of the tires then proceed to move it forward intil centered on your mats.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #25
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My jacks will raise the wheels off the ground. Why don't you just drive them onto whatever you are using? If you need to raise them do it one half at a time. Chock the back wheels raise the front and put them on whatever you are using. Lower the fronts and Chock them raise the back and complete the process. I am assuming the the rig is relativly level. If not do not attemp this.

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Cal-Ranch and I am sure other farm supply type stores sell stable mats - they are thick rubber 1/2 inch thick and come in 4x8 ft sheets - easily cut for about $40.00.
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I purchased cheap nylon carpeting and cut it into squares. When I back into my garage, the tires rest on the carpet.
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Is the point of parking the tires on wood or plastic or rubber is because it's a softer material and that's better for stored tires?
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