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Old 10-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
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I bought one of the mats with 2 Class A motorhome owners at our winter RV park. Made 18 pads that work well on 19.5 and 22.5 tires. Each pad is 12" X 16". These mats are heavy. Takes 2 people to move one mat.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #16
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Gravel under ours. The tires lasted over 8 years too and I did change them too early as I could get the tires in the fall rather than having to wait in the spring
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #17
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air under ours, it is off the ground.
Armoral is primarily silicone and unlike most other tire dressings contains no petroleum distillates. I am a big fan of MSDS sheets as they can generally give you an idea "What Is In That product".
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #18
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Brake fluid makes good tire dressing, after all it protects the rubber seals in you brake wheel cylinders. Jim
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:44 PM   #19
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I just put mine up on 2X12 boards. My main concern is that my storage garage sometimes gets a little water seeping into it after heavy rains and I wanted the 2" thick boards to help keep the tires out of any standing water if it does happen.

I will need to get the ends beveled. Getting the tires over the 2" boards was harder than I thought. I don't want to fight it often.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #20
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I'm considering those polythene cutting boards under the tires also.

I have a very tight parking spot alongside the garage. We pruned 8" off the roof overhang to get the MH in there. We re-installed th gutter at the same level as before because it meets another gutter across the front of the garage in a mitred corner. When I parked the MH, I found that the house door hits the gutter!

I think I can tuck the gutter up under the roof overhang (where it really should be) and have about 2" clearance. Obviously going up on jacks for storage would screw that up.

What I'm considering is to get axle stands of sufficient capacity, run the jacks up to max height, put the stands under and then lower the rig onto the stands. That way, the jack piston rods don't go rusty (we're across the street from salt waterfont marina homes) and the majority of the weight is off the tires.

The driveway is essentially zero slope, since we're nearly on the beach, so not having the parking brake holding the MH in place isn't an issue. I might arrange it so there's some weight on the duallies on their polythene boards.

Comments, anyone?
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:25 PM   #21
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I have always jacked all weight off the wheels when I park it for the winters,, Don't need to get em high off of the ground but just off the ground,,
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So I just put the motorhome at the storage lot and put the stall mats under the tires. Very happy with it.

As we were closing it up, the manager of the facility came by to let us know that they'll be calling us in a few months because we're going to have to move it temporarily - the area where we have it parked is dirt/gravel, and they are going to be fully leveling it, paving it, and putting in a few electrical hookups because they have some big rigs that use the lot for storage as well. This will be /perfect/. So we'll have a larger, paved spot WITH electric. Now I just need talk them into putting at least a pole barn in and it'll be covered for storage. I'm thinking I sell them on it by showing them how they can save money by putting solar panels on the roof.
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always parked on plywood when parked for storage you dont want all the concrete to suck all the moisture out of the tires
Concrete will suck the moisture out of a rubber tire? Where did you hear this?
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So I just put the motorhome at the storage lot and put the stall mats under the tires. Very happy with it.

As we were closing it up, the manager of the facility came by to let us know that they'll be calling us in a few months because we're going to have to move it temporarily - the area where we have it parked is dirt/gravel, and they are going to be fully leveling it, paving it, and putting in a few electrical hookups because they have some big rigs that use the lot for storage as well. This will be /perfect/. So we'll have a larger, paved spot WITH electric. Now I just need talk them into putting at least a pole barn in and it'll be covered for storage. I'm thinking I sell them on it by showing them how they can save money by putting solar panels on the roof.

And, call me when the owner does that! Serious lack of affordable (or any for that matter) indoor storage here in NJ!

Thanks, everyone, for all the great suggestions for what I should do!!
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Pete,
Got any more facts from other tire brands ?.
Thanks, Neil
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Brake fluid makes good tire dressing, after all it protects the rubber seals in you brake wheel cylinders. Jim
The seals in the brake system are different compounds than the tire rubber. I have always been told to wash brake fluid off tires immediately, because brake fluid is harmful to rubber. While some seals are made of rubber, many are made of other compounds.
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See third question on link.

http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com...ntenance.asp#1

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Ya know if you drive your coach enough, you wont worry about saving them in storage.
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