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Old 01-08-2015, 04:31 PM   #15
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I parked my Sightseer on the frozen ground. I tried to move it when the ground had thawed with no luck - the tires just spun and dug themselves in the ground. The solution was to lower the jacks on blocks to raise the tires and throw sand beneath.

I see no advantage in putting the jacks down while storing. There might even be a disadvantage in that the pistons might rust.

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Old 01-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #16
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Thanks for the replies.

The MH is already winterized so that is not an issue. Sounds like the general consensus is just park it (jacks up) and wait for spring. Now to wood or not to wood under the tires......

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Old 01-09-2015, 08:21 AM   #17
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Wood will not hurt. Can see no advantage in it as there is not interaction between the ground and the tires. Wood is normally placed when parking on concrete because of the interaction (to the detriment of the tires).

If you place wood try to clean as much snow off the lawn as possible. It would be problematic trying to drive onto boards placed on top of snow.

Get the MH off of the lawn as early as practical. If the lawn starts to thaw you may have issues. In that case moving early in the morning if there is still freezing overnight may be an option. Otherwise may have to wait until thawed and dry before moving. Then the grass will take a beating from lack of sun underneath the MH.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:42 AM   #18
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Michelin says.
Unless you’re a full-time RV-er, your vehicle probably spends some time in long-term
storage. But what you probably didn’t know is that rubber tires age when not being used. So, if you must store your RV, a cool, dry, sealed garage is your 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 your tire and the storage surface.
Here are some other steps you 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.

Goodyear says.

Storing your vehicle properly helps protect your tires.
• Keep your vehicle in a cool, dry storage area out of direct sunlight and UV rays.
• Unload your vehicle so that minimum weight is on the tires.
• Inflate your tires to recommended operation pressure plus 25%, but don’t exceed the rim
manufacturer’s inflation capacity.
• Thoroughly clean your tires with soap and water before storing them to remove any oils that may have
accumulated from the road.
• Move your vehicle at least every three months to help prevent cracking and flat-spotting,
but avoid moving it during extremely cold weather.
• Place your vehicle on blocks to remove the weight from the tires. If the vehicle can’t be put on blocks,
make sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well-drained and reasonably level.


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