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Old 10-30-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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Horse Stall Mats

Earlier this year I purchased one at Tractor Supply, believe it was $40 to use to place under my tires when parked. I cut 4 sections (2 front and 2 back). So far it is working very well and it is heavy enough not to blow away. I'm thinking it well work well as jack pads also. Any thought I'd share my results. BTW this stuff is very dense, here is a link Royal Mat Rubber Horse Stall Mat, 4 ft. x 6 ft. - 2219003 | Tractor Supply Company
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I like that idea for when I'm on the cement pad in my storage unit. I don't stay in one place long enough to use them at CG's.

I'm not sure they would work as jack stand pads on grass or soft dirt areas. I think they would still buckle around the pressure of the jack stand. If you try it, let us know how it works.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:13 AM   #3
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I don't want to steal a thread but also use pads I bought at Tractor Supply. I found that four truck rubber mud flaps work great there was no cutting they stack in one of the bays and help reduce noise when I pack the bays and they were $6.49 each. Just a thought. And I believe they were recycled rubber material.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
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I don't want to steal a thread but also use pads I bought at Tractor Supply. I found that four truck rubber mud flaps work great there was no cutting they stack in one of the bays and help reduce noise when I pack the bays and they were $6.49 each. Just a thought. And I believe they were recycled rubber material.
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Good idea, couldn't find them on site. I'd think they would be less dense as the horse mats, they must be close to an inch thick. Because they are so thick/dense is why I think they'd work as jack pads as well. I have those plastic grate things and these should hold up much better. Just a thought.
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Sounds like I've got a trip to my local TSC on my to-do list. Thanks for the tips.

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According to a Michelin representative I talked with, rubber is not a recommended material to put under your tires. They said wood, cardboard or plastic is best.

The following is taken from the Michelin website under maintenance and care of RV tires.

"LONG TERM STORAGE OF RV TIRES
Unless the RV owner is a full-time RV-er, the vehicle
probably spends some time in long-term storage. But
what the RV owner probably didn’t know is that rubber
tires age when not being used. So, if the owner must store
the RV, a cool, dry, sealed garage is the best bet. Also, some
storage surfaces can cause tires to age faster. That’s why
Michelin recommends placing a barrier (cardboard,
plastic or plywood
) between the tire and the storage
surface.
Here are some other steps the RV owner can take to
help reduce the aging effects from long-term storage:
1) Thoroughly clean tires with soap and water before
placing into storage.
2) Cover tires to block direct sunlight and ultraviolet
rays.
3) Store out of a high ozone area.
Note: When a vehicle is stored, tires should be inflated
to the inflation pressure indicated on the sidewall.
Before removing the vehicle from long-term storage,
thoroughly inspect each tire – this includes sidewalls,
tread area, and pressure. If the tires have lost pressure, be
sure to inflate them to the correct pressure before driving."





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Gee... Where I'm at to pick up a horse stall mat,, I suspect I'd only need to ask the owner (It's a horse ranch after all)
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That’s why
Michelin recommends placing a barrier (cardboard,
plastic or plywood
) between the tire and the storage
surface.

I would think the density of the mat would keep anything from weeping thru the mat. I did use plywood prior to the mat, I wonder why rubber would not be recommended? Interesting need to google a bit more
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I've always called them barn stall mats. I carry several for leveling my TT. A good benefit is that they don't slip like 2X lumber.
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i have a set of mats that have 1" holes in them spaced about 1" apart
lots of drainage when i sit on them on concrete at the home base

home dept and tsc both carry them
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I ran across this site detailing the use for leveling blocks.
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I took a look at some mats today.. I don't think they would do well under the jacks.

Tires, yes,, jacks no.
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I have been using these as well, for the tires, for a nice pad outside the front door, in front of my shed... they are great, very tough. A bit heavy to move around, but great. I have cut them in half for additional uses. All I can say, is if you need some sort of matt or a pad, these do the trick.
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