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Old 07-18-2020, 07:08 AM   #29
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See pg 8 of Michelin's RV Tire Guide. Regardless of what you park on, they recommend a barrier material.

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

I'm also of the opinion, already expressed, that what you park UNDER is very important to the well-being of your RV long-term.

I have a motorhome shed I built that is now 48 feet long and the MH section is 16' wide (overall it's 32' wide). It's open in the front, which faces north. Originally it had two concrete pads with gravel inbetween. As I went up in MH size I blacktopped the gravel parts. I use 3/4" Marine Grade Plywood between the blacktop and the tires. 30 AMP plugin. My setup basically keeps all the elements off the MH while parked.

I have never finished the North Side entrances because technically it is not a garage if it's not fully enclosed and for property tax purposes it then carries a lot lower burden (at least that's how it's working where I am) but still provides all the needed protection.
Interesting reading. Thanks for posting that link.
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As you read about the various materials used, I realized that a lot has to do where you live. As we travel to a lot of areas in the country, many use asphalt and gravel versus concrete due to weather.

Out west, most people pour concrete pads as most homes have concrete drives and walks. Ours is on a concrete pad.
I imagine that in nearly the entire country a coach will sink into asphalt over the course of several months unless something is placed under the tires to spread the load. It's certainly the case here. That's why we put in concrete pads.
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The comment that I would add is that you may eventually change to a bigger heavier RV. The concrete pad that we originally poured beside the house worked well fo years until we bought a bigger heavier motorhome. Tha started breaking the pad. Of couse we solved that by selling the house and moving full time in the motorhome.
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The comment that I would add is that you may eventually change to a bigger heavier RV. The concrete pad that we originally poured beside the house worked well fo years until we bought a bigger heavier motorhome. Tha started breaking the pad. Of couse we solved that by selling the house and moving full time in the motorhome.
Do you happen to recall how thick the pad was? I'm wondering if we need to be concerned about this with our 6" reinforced pads.
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