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Old 09-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Tires - winter storage

Question. I am ready to park our 2007 38' Sahara next to the our garage, on top of a compacted gravel pad. In the past, I have driven the coach up on 2 x 6 boards to keep the tires off the gravel, and leveled the coach with the levelers. Is this a good practice or should I use something else besides the boards park on (or do I need anything)? Thanks for your suggestions from the past!

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Sounds good! The boards are good enough as long as they support the entire footprint of the tires.

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I'm of the opinion that well-drained gravel is all you need.My coach sits on compacted sand.

If you use the boards, 2x6" is probably not wide enough to support the full width of the tire. Use a board at least as wide as the tire and make sure the tire doesn't overhang on either edge.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thanks. I was also told by my local RV dealer that it wasn't a good idea to have the coach also supported by the levelers when storing. But what is the difference if you are parked 6 months of the year (for my job) with the levelers down, so the appliances can operate correctly? Of course, the refrig and stove isn't being used when the coach is being stored.
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Gary - thanks. I was told by our local tire dealer that it is better for the tires to be off the gravel (boards were just fine), as it would draw damaging moisture to the tires. We live in Oregon, where it gets its share of rain during the winter!
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Sounds good! The boards are good enough as long as they support the entire footprint of the tires.
Agree, jacks down, too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #7
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Sounds like most agree with the boards idea, mixed bag in terms of also dropping the levelers. It is covered during the winter and I start both the engine and generator once a month for 45 minutes or so. What would the advantage be in dropping the levelers down? Thanks again to all of you!
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I use 2X10's and jacks down.
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I would suppose the advantage of jacks down is that if a tire were to go flat for some reason, you would keep front tires off of the rim or support the other one of the dual tires.

I've even seen references to being able to use the jacks to lift tires off the ground for storage. That might solve mice and rodent problems too.

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