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Old 11-21-2018, 10:49 AM   #15
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Today's tire contains perhaps a quart of petroleum oil.https://www.michelinman.com/US/en/he...tire-made.html
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:59 AM   #16
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Here is what I do. Bought these mats at Home Depot and cut them to what I needed. I agree to try and do something to help the tires last. This is a gravel storage lot.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:49 PM   #17
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I would think if parking on concrete was a no-no an engineer trained in failed tire analysis would have found evidence to suggest not to.

Once again I encourage all to read Roger Marble's blog on RV tire safety and in particular this Long Term Parking article. Among other tips he explains what to do if you are NOT going to park on concrete.
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What Mats?

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Here is what I do. Bought these mats at Home Depot and cut them to what I needed. I agree to try and do something to help the tires last. This is a gravel storage lot.
You bought what kind/type of mats?
HD sells a wide variety of items
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You bought what kind/type of mats?
HD sells a wide variety of items
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Buffalo-...0531/205461761
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Everywhere I drive is on cement, blacktop or gravel. I store my MH inside on a gravel floor. I'm not buying cement is going to "suck" oil out of my tires.
When I take my MH out of storage (sits 6 months in storage) the tires thump some from at rest flat spotting for a couple miles then the thumping subsides.
Should I take my tires in for an oil change?
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Everywhere I drive is on cement, blacktop or gravel. I store my MH inside on a gravel floor. I'm not buying cement is going to "suck" oil out of my tires.
When I take my MH out of storage (sits 6 months in storage) the tires thump some from at rest flat spotting for a couple miles then the thumping subsides.
Should I take my tires in for an oil change?
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Everywhere I drive is on cement, blacktop or gravel. I store my MH inside on a gravel floor. I'm not buying cement is going to "suck" oil out of my tires.
When I take my MH out of storage (sits 6 months in storage) the tires thump some from at rest flat spotting for a couple miles then the thumping subsides.
Should I take my tires in for an oil change?
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To help prevent tire flat spots, inflate tires to sidewall listed pressure, level coach with jacks, then raise the coach(if possible) another 2-3" with the jacks to remove most of the weight from the tires, keeping tires touching the ground.
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Per recommendation from my leveling jack mfg'er HWH, I put the jacks down when the coach is parked to take some weight off the tires. Also per their recommendation, I have NEVER lubed or wiped my jacks down.

Per recommendation from most major tire mfg'ers, I park my tires on a vapor barrier ... I used to use plastic "landing strips" until they disintegrated. Now I use Tractor Supply recycled rubber stall mats cut to size. Not only do they created a barrier between the tire & my concrete slab, they also raise the tire slightly so it is not ever sitting in a puddle of water.

If parked in sunshine for an extended period, I also cover the tires with white tire covers.

My tires ... Michelin & Continental brands to date ... have never shown checking/cracking when discarded at apx 7 years.

That's what I do. You do whatever you want to do ...
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I have my MH parked on grass with 4 x 8 panels of 3/4" plywood.

But the tires are still inflated to what they were when I bought it.

I guess I'll need to buy an air hose to fill them up to 115 PSI, or what is recommended.
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