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Old 12-10-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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On the tires she. Sits furnace on low yea using some propane but fortunately there is a propane depot 10 miniutes away so not that big of a deal to fill the way it looks should get a month out of the tank so for 50 bucks keep it warm enough to be in it when we can my wife still doing her thing inside once we get Xmas out of the way. Thanks four .the info
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:19 AM   #16
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If it's going to sit on the tires for an extended amount of time, more that likely it's not loaded up with gear like it would be when you are traveling, therefore it's recommended to have your tire PSI at it's minimum. Go get your weighed, and set the PSI accordingly. I would also recommend buying a TPMS system.

I've attached a 1 doc, a link to tire care, a video link for you as a reference to learn a lot about tires & their care.

https://www.michelinb2b.com/wps/b2bc...s_Brochure.pdf


This is crazy. Tires do better in storage at their maximum.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:52 PM   #17
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We leave ours on the tires year round but I do dump the air ( ours is leveled with air bags) and it rests on the bumpers. We do cover our tires covered.
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:36 PM   #18
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We do cover our tires covered.
A good piece of advice, IMHO. One of the first things I did after getting new tires and alignment was go to Walmart and purchase tire covers. Our MH sits on the tires all the time with whatever pressure is in them (not flat, or even close). Before every trip I check the pressure and correct as necessary.

Also taking a short trip with a "new" RV before a longer one to iron out as many potential problems as possible would be a good idea, as mentioned.

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Old 01-23-2017, 03:20 PM   #19
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You can leave it on the jacks or on the tires what ever you want.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:14 PM   #20
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If you park on dirt, I would put wood planks under the tires because of the freeze and thaw will move the rubber on the tires!


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Old 01-24-2017, 06:29 PM   #21
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Wash/detail it then park it our enclosed warehouse/garage, connected to 50-AMP shore power, tires on heavy matts and hydraulic jacks down. May be overkill but that's my technique. Also have forced draft ventilation in the building which keeps the humidity in check.
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One thing I would recommend is getting stall mats for under the tires. They are very strong and durable. They keep the tires from sitting on wet moist dirt or gravel as well as what can be problematic about concrete. They also help keeping moisture down in key chassis elements like brake assemblies They are about $40 each...mine are 9 years old and like new. They are easy to use but they are heavy and can be hard for one person to move around. 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber Stall Mat - For Life Out Here
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One thing I would recommend is getting stall mats for under the tires. They are very strong and durable. They keep the tires from sitting on wet moist dirt or gravel as well as what can be problematic about concrete. They also help keeping moisture down in key chassis elements like brake assemblies They are about $40 each...mine are 9 years old and like new. They are easy to use but they are heavy and can be hard for one person to move around. 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber Stall Mat - For Life Out Here
I have used these and like them also. I have had them outside for a few years and they look brand new. They can be cut with some effort. The guys at Tractor Supply recommended cutting them with a sharp utility knife, making repeated shallow cuts over and over and over... Slow, tedious, but it works. They advised NOT to try a power tool, such as a table saw or circular saw. I believe it simply gums up the blade.

My new question is, since lining the entire area under the coach with stall mats would be very expensive, would it make sense to cover the ground with a heavy plastic first, add the stall mats at the tire locations, then drive the rig into place? This would definitely kill all vegetation under the coach, of course. But, you probably don't want it growing there anyway. And, it might be a better barrier against ground moisture? Of course, if rain water puddles on the plastic, then the purpose is defeated. What type of plastic sheeting would withstand the sun and other elements? Thoughts???
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In regards to the stall mats, the large ones are $40. I got the half size and cut it to make pads for under the tires and jacks (when camping). The tire pads are on the concrete where I store the rv. Half size are $25 unless on sale for $20.
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I wonder if that black matting used for keeping weeds from growing in gardens would work better on ground? I used it under my gravel road and the matting allows for water to drain, while blocking sunlight and keeping weeds from growing up. They make a heavy duty one that is road width for commercial applications. Anyone have any experience with that?
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I use these, purchased via Amazon; 3/4" thick, dense rubber matts;

http://www.rubbercal.com/shark-tooth...floor-mat.html
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I store our motorhome on the jacks. It just makes common sense to me that removing some (most?) of the weight from the tires and suspension has to be a good thing.

You should also try and keep the batteries charged using a good maintenance charger. Your coach may have come with a good multistage charger but maybe not. If not, change it out or use an external charger. If you aren't in a location where you can keep power on the coach, make sure to disconnect your batteries when storing.

It probably goes without saying but you should store your coach with the slides retracted. I'm always amazed to see so many coaches in storage lots with one or more slides out!

Enjoy your new coach!
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