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Old 03-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Tires on the dirt?

This summer we will be spending several months in one spot in the Pacific Northwest,
and not moving the MH around at all.
Would it be better to have wood 2X8s under all the tires to keep them up off the damp dirt,
or would it even matter?


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Old 03-11-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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Some say yes, put a barrier between the tire and the ground, even if its dirt, to help prevent rot. Personally, I would do it to keep the tires from sinking if nothing else..

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You might try to think of a barrier between the wood and the tire as well. Wood will absorb moisture from the ground as well. Some type of polycarbonate material on top of the wood might be a good idea. They sell those cutting board surfaces in different sizes that are about 1/2" thick at Wally World or KMart etc. that could be secured to the wood surface for better protecion under the tire. JMHO
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IMO it makes a big difference that the tires don't sit on the ground for long periods. We store our coach at a gress site and didn't put anything under the tires at first. When we took the coach for a drive it took a few miles for the tires to settle in. Started using the orange leveling blocks under the tires and found a big differance from the start when we took the coach for a ride.
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What does your tire manufacturer recommend, I would check with them first. New motorhomes and trailers sit on dealer lots for longer periods of time with apparently no problems.
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Hi Sequim Guy,
You're on the right track to put something under the tires. The Landing Strips that Oldrtrcr recommended are what I use. Also, consider putting something non conductive between the jack pads and the ground. This eliminates lightening coming from wherever and finding your jack pads and going (back door) into your coach via the ground wires.
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We use cheap cutting boards under the jacks and a product we got from a farm supply store, which is made of 1/4 rubber used for horse trailers etc. Put it on top of wood and back on it. It comes in 4 ft width and any length you want. I have 2' X 30" for the back and 1' X 2' for the front. I use this method no matter what material we are parked on.
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Thanks for the cutting board suggestion! I use heavy wood blocks under the jacks and tires and a pain to push around under the coach.
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I put wood under the tires when in storage (to keep them off the concrete) but not in a CG.
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i would us the 2x8 in case the ground is soft and the tires settlle in the dirt.

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