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Old 05-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #1
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Could this damage our tires

We have a 2018 Anthem 44B and we are looking a moving onto a RV lot that has a washed out area by the storm gutter.

We would have to drive over the storm gutter to back up into the RV lot.

The red paver street has washed away from the concrete RV pad and storm drain leaving a 2 inch drop off.

If we use this RV lot and repeatedly go in and out of it will it do damage to our tires by hitting this hard edge that is 2 inches different from the road surface?

Sorry the picture is upside down.

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Hitting that at 70 mph might damage a tire, but not at 2 mph. But why not replace the pavers or put some gravel in?
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Build some sort of ramp to fill/level the transition?
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The 2" at low speed will not harm anything.

Throw a 2X4 against the curb if you are concerned.
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We run our MH up on wood platforms of 2x4s. If you are that worried build a mat of 2x4 that eases the transition between the two. Only a problem if you leave it parked on the transition which im sure you won't.

To make the mat you secure to the back of several 2x4s some nylon webbing spaced far enough apart to be able to roll it up. Ours are wide enough for the dualies but not the whole width of the coach. much easier to wrangle.
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We will try the 2 x4s, or go really slow, or gravel if the property management will allow until and “if” they ever fix the paver main road where it is washing out.

We appreciate the help and advice!!

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Just build up the area in front of the curbing and there won't be a problem a couple of 2x6 should do the trick.
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NO problem at slow speed.

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Hitting that at 70 mph might damage a tire, but not at 2 mph. But why not replace the pavers or put some gravel in?
I seond the concept. I routinely drive onto/off of 1 1/2 inch thick plank (2" lumber is only 1.5inch thick) and tires lased their calendar age. Were repalced due to decade, not damage. Only one tire ever got damaged and that was sidewall not tread, not from driving onto or off of plank.

But what he said. 2 MPH.
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If your tires can’t take that, how are they going to handle a pothole at 65 mph?
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Been on main roads - especially bridges - with transitions more severe than that
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