Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2015, 01:23 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 448
All 3 of my homes have gravel driveways and gravel RV pads. My MH is rarely parked on anything other than gravel year round. I've never noticed any ill effects from gravel and my last set of MH tires got replaced at 10 years, still looking like new.
__________________

__________________
Jim2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-03-2015, 04:55 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 256
I will only park my motorhome on hand-fluffed Unicorn Down, lightly sprinkled with Pixie Dust. Anything less could be putting my life in jeopardy!

Seriously, some people worry way too much. They're truck tires, gravel is fine.
__________________

__________________
AC7FM
SilverBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 05:00 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,775
I have a rear driveway and parking pad of compacted DG (disintegrated granite) in place now for many years. Works well, very solid. I can use a creeper on it.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 06:39 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
TEFFY's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Near BEAUMONT, TX.
Posts: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverBob View Post
I will only park my motorhome on hand-fluffed Unicorn Down, lightly sprinkled with Pixie Dust. Anything less could be putting my life in jeopardy!

Seriously, some people worry way too much. They're truck tires, gravel is fine.
I like the idea of Pixie dust but does Tinker Bell have the production facility to help very many people?


.
__________________
Bob (RVM 27), now solo (3/26/16) with 3 cats, - Full timing during the summer
"Roughing It Smoothly" in a 1994 34' Allegro Bay DP
All of 190 horses but 11 MPG. 0 TO 60 in 62 sec. :flowers
TEFFY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 07:24 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,706
The biggest trouble I have ever had with gravel was not enough base under it and almost cut through it. I then dug it down and put 10 inches of 6 inch minus pit run gravel down with 3 inches of crushed gravel that packed really nice.
The coach 33000 pounds of it hardly left a make on it even in heavy rain.
That was on good old Alberta red clay.
It never froze to the ground at even - 50 celcius.
Where I live now I park on blacktop for the last three years with no issues.
I just put on a new set of tires that replaced 10 year old Goodyears that I got $70. each in trade in.

People there are many many more serious things in life to worry about.
Just enjoy your coach it is just another vehicle that you don't need to excess about.
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2015, 06:02 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
DMTTRANSPORT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Henderson, Nevada
Posts: 1,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frutza View Post
It has been said that tires can wick moisture in and rust the steel belts, don't know if I'd lose sleep over it.
But I Park on black top grindings that have been compacted, and steel plates were the tires and Jacks are, just to keep it from sinking in
If they are wicking moisture, they are leaking air
__________________
2005 Newmar DS 4023, Spartan Chassis, ISL 370 Cumapart, 2008 Jeep Rubicon 4dr, 2015 Kia Soul, 1969 Italian & 2004 Akita
DMTTRANSPORT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2015, 10:17 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMTTRANSPORT View Post
If they are wicking moisture, they are leaking air
The only way that moisture will get to the steel belts is if you have been driving on sharp gravel roads and have deep cuts in the tread or cut your tire down to the belts, that will allow water to penetrate to the belts.

I worked in a retread shop for years before I went to trucking and seen many tires buffed and ready for recap that were rejected because of the cuts allowing moisture to rust the belts.

Water does not wick through rubber, because if it does then all the rv's with rubber roofs are in serious trouble.
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2015, 09:45 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 264
I also put plywood under the tires.
__________________
AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 07:39 AM   #37
Member
 
RoysRV's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike brez View Post
I dug mine out and put down six inches of process with the intention of pouring concrete ontop. It's been two years and still never got around to the concrete. The process packs down like concrete. We picked up three big rubber dump truck mud flaps two for the rear and cut the other in half for the front tires and park on those.
I did something similar to Mike. I went to Rural King and bought cheap horse stall rubber mats. Worked perfect for my RV Gravel driveway!
__________________

__________________
1994 Holiday Rambler Imperial 36ft, Spartan / Cummins C8.3 , 2006 Toyota Corolla Toad / Acme Tow Dolly
149,000 miles and counting! '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
RoysRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parking Brake Lockup on Freightliner FRED TexasSkunk Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 17 07-14-2015 03:30 PM
Medford Oregon Parking Ban Floridakamper Navigation, Routes & Roads 5 05-24-2015 09:36 PM
Parking Brake Issue Marca Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 8 04-23-2015 08:16 AM
Driveline parking brake problems emeric55 Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 2 09-29-2014 07:53 PM
2005 CR-V - parking brake adj & roof rack attachment ballard770 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 0 06-25-2014 11:56 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.