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Old 06-23-2021, 07:41 AM   #1
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Tire Mats for Garage Storage

I will be bringing my 2020 Entegra Aspire 42DEQ home to my new garage this week. The garage has a nice epoxy floor. I would like to protect the epoxy and at the same time do what is best for the tires.

What are some suggestions to for tire mats? Anything to avoid?

Thanks in advance,

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I use sections of rubber 'cow mat' available at Tractor Supply stores or most farm supply stores. They will cut it to the length you will need and you can cut it into sections with a utility knife. Strong but reasonably priced.
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I use sections of rubber 'cow mat' available at Tractor Supply stores or most farm supply stores. They will cut it to the length you will need and you can cut it into sections with a utility knife. Strong but reasonably priced.

^^^^ This
I use these mats under my coach wheels.
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Best thing for your tires is to keep em rolling
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We use super-cheap car floor mats from Wal-Mart, but the cow mats probably work better. Good suggestion!
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I also used the mat from Tractor Supply. They had one made of recycled material that was less expensive than their others. One of them is big enough to cut into sections for all four corners.
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I would use thin OSB or plywood under the tires to protect the floor. Any rubber may stick to the epoxy.
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Truck mud flaps for me. Inexpensive and the correct size. Split one of the mats for the front tires and tag if you have one.

Something else I saw recently.....someone took some 1/2" angle iron and made a frame that was about 3' x 4'. They then used cardboard, cut to fit the rectangle, as an under engine drip pan. When the cardboard gets old or dirty, just replace the cardboard. I know I get enough stuff in large boxes to have a small supply of cardboard on hand.
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I would use thin OSB or plywood under the tires to protect the floor. Any rubber may stick to the epoxy.
I vote with twinboat. I have epoxy floors in my shop and I would almost bet the cow mats will live brown stains where the coach is parked.

Use thin OSB or plywood. Nothing that will stick to the tires. My floor was guaranteed not stain and it still did.
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I use industrial-grade hard rubber "scraper" doormats on my garage floor. 14 years now. I use the 2x3 x 3/8" size
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