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Old 08-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Storage area surface is limestone rocks

Got a new storage location that the long 5er fits under, but this lot is all limestone 'nuggets' about 2 to 3 inch in diameter...

once compacted it seems to do fine, but wonder if I should park the 5er on boards or something to get the tires off the odd shaped stones ?

just curious if it will have any long term impact on tires ....

planning a couple of trips the next month or so, but wondered when I park it long term if I should consider boards and dropping the stabilizers to take some weight off the tires ?

hmmm, wonder if he'd let me put some rebar and about 6 feet of concrete down

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I always try and get a clean surface under the tires when storing.Keeps the crud and critters off the tires

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I always put the stabilizers down to take load off the tires and springs and if on a rough surface I put boards or foam mats down.
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This may seem like a nit picky question along the same lines that is being discussed here but I'll toss it out anyway. I'm in New England and we do have the promise of wintery weather here. I do not have the luxury of inside storage so it'll stay outside. My question is about what actually I put under the tires. I have an old piece of plywood that I'd lik eto cut up and put under the tires. My nit picky part of the question is that the board has been painted with enamel paint. Is there a problem with the tires sitting on a painted surface for an extended period of time?

I do have other methods I can use but this piece is readily available to us.
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I always put the stabilizers down to take load off the tires and springs and if on a rough surface I put boards or foam mats down.
Stabilizers aren't meant to take the load off the tires or axles, just to stabilize the unit from rocking.
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According to Continental tire:
"Proper storage of RV tires:
Tires can still be damaged even if they aren’t being driven on. Check the tire inflation pressure to make sure the tires are inflated to the proper inflation pressure. While in storage, check inflation pressure at least once a month and then check again before removing from storage. While storing your RV, the tires should be kept clean, dry, and out of direct sunlight. Tires which are not fitted on rims should be stored standing up. Avoid contact with fuel, lubricants, solvents and chemicals. You may also want to place a barrier material such as cardboard, plastic, or plywood between the tires and the floor surface to avoid any chemical damage."

I have seen very similar statements from other tire manufacturers. I have not seen any references to painted surfaces.
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This is a tough subject and you will receive lots of different opinions. To my way of thinking, a surface that drains (like limestone) would be preferential to sitting on wet wood or damp concrete all winter.
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It is not moisture that is as much an issue but the surface and chemical composition of the surface. Any chemical or condition that accelerates the breakdown of the tire compound or tire support structure. It shows up more in RV tires as they generally have less miles put on per year; therefore the UV and other factors have longer to act on them. Such as lime in the concrete or a rock sticking up higher than the surrounding surface.

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