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Old 04-20-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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What Did You Do To Your Class B Today?

Last week, I had some gravel installed.





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Question about the gravel above: When I have it sit there during the winter for an extended period of time, should I park the tires on flat paving stones or is it alright to have the tires on the gravel? Thanks,
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Question about the gravel above: When I have it sit there during the winter for an extended period of time, should I park the tires on flat paving stones or is it alright to have the tires on the gravel? Thanks,
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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A cargo carrier I purchase last weekend was connected today.

I got it for 100 bucks via craigslist. List at $194 on Amazon.
Amazon.com: Rola 59502 2" Steel Cargo Carrier - 2 Piece: Automotive


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What Did You Do To Your Class B Today?

My mother is visiting me from out of town and we went shopping in the B. It is a lot more comfortable for her than being in my truck. The B has gotten a lot of exercise the past few days!

(Last Saturday, I drove 60 miles and slept in the class b over night at my sisters house for her 50th birthday bash)
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Question about gravel: When I have it sit there during the winter for an extended period of time, should I park the tires on flat paving stones or is it alright to have the tires on the gravel? Thanks,
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I washed the van (did not wax - do that end of season). Hard work but worth it.

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that van looks as clean as a whistle! sorry I can't help you with the tire question. I asked my husband too...you stumped him too
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that van looks as clean as a whistle! sorry I can't help you with the tire question. I asked my husband too...you stumped him too
Thanks, it was hard work to clean but worth it. Most comments I have heard is that there is no difference having it on gravel or a flat concrete paving stone.
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Do not park the tires on any concrete or limestone (including paper blocks) for extended periods of time, it promotes dry rot. Rubber or plastic discarded mudflaps cut to size or plywood work well.
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Do not park the tires on any concrete or limestone (including paper blocks) for extended periods of time, it promotes dry rot. Rubber or plastic discarded mudflaps cut to size or plywood work well.
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Got it cleaned out yesterday as I am taking it to a birthday party in the country. I am staying over night in the Class B.
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Rottin' Tires

GoReds2,

There has been a great deal of talk in recent years regarding the serviceability of tires; the dry-rot versus tire wear conundrum. I have read that all tire manufactures seem to have an opinion regarding just how long a tire is safely kept in service, but only know of Michelin giving a firm date: seven years. Goodyear – like others - discusses service life but does not pin down a life-span like Michelin; that's at least from what I’ve read on the subject. So in my mind, seven years is my limit.

DOT mandates that the date of manufacture be molded on to each tire, the code is year then week made within that year.

The evil effect of parking on concrete long-term is to me a relatively newer discussion, but it makes sense I suppose given what’s in concrete. The earlier post about using old mud flaps seems like a good idea. Specifically made plastic block “kits” are available at RV stores like Camping World and can not only be used to better distribute the weight of your vehicle to avoid that occasional sinking feeling RVers can experience but also they interlock and can be stacked to help level your ride.

In Porsche’s club magazine PANAMARA, there is always an ad for “tire cradles” that distribute the vehicles weight around a greater portion of the tire’s circumference, though I’ve never seen a product like that offered for heavier RV use. But that seems a little anal retentive, doesn’t it? By the way, if you are a Skyline Chili eating Reds Fan (given your call sign) and living in the Cinci area, P2O (Porsches to Oxford) is THIS weekend in, you guessed it, Oxford, OH.

Me, working under the KISS* principle – a principle that has served me so well – I have a couple of 2x10s with a bevel cut on one end on which to plant the load; especially while boon docking in primative Wildlife Management Areas as that’s where the little lady likes to camp to decompress.

You’ve probably also witnessed the use of “skirts” that are hung around RV tires to avoid UV caused damage. I’ve also seen a product in some of the mags for the same purpose that can be applied like paint – I’ve never heard a review on the effectiveness of that stuff, it may be junk, and who knows, cause warts or skin lesions if you get it on you; I don’t know.

Finally, if I could humbly and respectfully offer ANY advice it would be keep close track of your tire pressures – like once a week at the minimum. I’m lucky in that I have an installed air system on our RV that includes a 40’ air whip I can couple in for this purpose. I also have a really loud compressor in my man-cave the neighbors seem to appreciate.

Take care and Go Cubbies. Mark

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