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Old 11-04-2015, 08:02 PM   #29
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When at home base, we park on a concrete drive in a rural commercial/industrial/storage park where we rent an office/garage (40'x40') with water/sewer and 200amp electric. We full-time. I do repairs/maintenance on RV and toad there. Son parks there year-round in our older RV.


My concern, when parking semi-long term, is protection under the RV. Moisture from ground/gravel can and will deteriorate the underside. I place a tarp (or 2) under the full length of the rv, if I end up on ground/gravel.


We are from the mid-west (rust belt) and moisture is a big issue.
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I park on either a Concrete driveway at home or on the concrete floor at our Storage garage (Individual 48'x14' garage in a commercial RV storage facility). I am nit aware of the concrete tire attack issue. Can someone please direct me to a discussion on that or give me a quick summary? We have had our 2005 MH for a year and have put 12,000 miles on her traveling around, don't know if that matters. We are out camping at least once every month for at least a weekend (or longer).
BTW, your pad construction is looking good!
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Parking on concrete is not a problem for tires.

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Progressing slowly. Old tree stump set us back a bit. But it is now removed and pushing forward.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:54 PM   #33
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Concrete pad at home 50 x 14 6" with mesh and rebar. Use stall mats under tires because concrete is fairly new.
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:26 PM   #34
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Parking on concrete is not a problem for tires.

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Yes it is. Moisture migrates from the concrete year round traveling up around the tires creating dry rot. Moisture is harder on the rubber than the sun.

A nonporous pad like a plastic placemat or cutting board or galvanized or aluminum metal roof flashing like you get at the local lumber/ hardware store is ideal to stop the moisture from migrating up around the tires.
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Yes it is. Moisture migrates from the concrete year round traveling up around the tires creating dry rot. Moisture is harder on the rubber than the sun.



A nonporous pad like a plastic placemat or cutting board or galvanized or aluminum metal roof flashing like you get at the local lumber/ hardware store is ideal to stop the moisture from migrating up around the tires.

Thanks. I will get something down ASAP.
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Hope to start concrete pour tomorrow.
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Driveway Project Complete! Now just have to wait the 30 days to cure.
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Driveway Project Complete! Now just have to wait the 30 days to cure.
Looks good. Enjoy (in 30 days)!
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We park on 6 inches of gravel and grade it when required ...works good so far ...7 months all good as near as I can tell
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Only a few more days and we can move the coach over to her new parking spot.
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The pics below show the storage area we rent when it's not parked in front of the house coming or going

Since it slopes toward the front a bit, I used 2x10x10' treated boards for 'runners' for the front that has my 'stop blocks' nailed in and levels it out a bit...

As far as Asphalt ? the last pic is just me turning onto the road in the texas heat that's indentations from ONE pass
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