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mittshel
Explorer
Explorer
When you are parked in a CG for several months do you put anything under your tires. We are in a fifth wheel Thank you for any input. Betsy.
Betsy
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valhalla360
Nomad III
Nomad III
JRscooby wrote:
Plus don't need to hit tire with weedeater string.


Probably the biggest reasonto put something under them.

Modern tires really don't care about being parked on gravel/grass surfaces.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV

Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III
TCBear wrote:
For longer storage, parking the tires on wood, plastic or rubber can be helpful. I had a trailer tire sitting in pooled water and mud for a couple weeks during a rainy period, and it oddly dissolved and removed that bottom portion of tread, ruining the tire.

FOR RV TIRES GOODYEAR RECOMMENDS:
Don't store long-term on wet or pooled water surfaces, or oily/greasy surfaces. Don't store on hot asphalt or concrete. No direct sunlight. Tire tread should be flat on the surface rather than partially on a rock, tilted, etc. Preferably place RV on blocks or jacks to unload the tires. Inflate to 125% of normal pressure for RV storage. Rotate tires every 3 months to avoid flat spots and cracking at the lower bulge. Avoid moving the RV in freezing temperatures. Whatever malady that can happen to a tire, that phenomenon tends to be magnified at the bulge and tread below it, where the tire is under greatest stress.


Umm yeah, your tire was oddly falling apart before you parked it in a mud puddle. Because that doesn’t happen.
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mittshel
Explorer
Explorer
All great info. We will be on crushed rock for four months in CO. Thank you all. Betsy.
Betsy

JIMNLIN
Explorer
Explorer
From Goodyear tires "Storing your RV" website;

https://www.goodyearrvtires.com/tire-storage.aspx

Much has to do with how long several months will be....surface type and of course shade them from direct sun.
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My 11400 gvwr rv trailer sit in its shed for 6-7 months (winter storage) on limestone 1" crusher run with 2" X 8" under 16" LT E tires. I keep the tires pumped to max sidewall 52 weeks a year.
"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

TCBear
Explorer
Explorer
For longer storage, parking the tires on wood, plastic or rubber can be helpful. I had a trailer tire sitting in pooled water and mud for a couple weeks during a rainy period, and it oddly dissolved and removed that bottom portion of tread, ruining the tire.

FOR RV TIRES GOODYEAR RECOMMENDS:
Don't store long-term on wet or pooled water surfaces, or oily/greasy surfaces. Don't store on hot asphalt or concrete. No direct sunlight. Tire tread should be flat on the surface rather than partially on a rock, tilted, etc. Preferably place RV on blocks or jacks to unload the tires. Inflate to 125% of normal pressure for RV storage. Rotate tires every 3 months to avoid flat spots and cracking at the lower bulge. Avoid moving the RV in freezing temperatures. Whatever malady that can happen to a tire, that phenomenon tends to be magnified at the bulge and tread below it, where the tire is under greatest stress.

PA12DRVR
Explorer
Explorer
Not quite the same, but I recently had to use my 30' enclosed utility trailer as a temporary warehouse for 5 months during a major outbuilding relocation project. It was on a dirt lot and, while probably not truly "required", the 2 layers of 2 x 12 under the 4 tires helped alleviate the sink during that period.
CRL
My RV is a 1946 PA-12
Back in the GWN

wildtoad
Explorer II
Explorer II
If you’re on concrete or asphalt probably not. But if on dirt or grass you might consider doing so.
Tom Wilds
Blythewood, SC
2016 Newmar Baystar Sport 3004
2015 Jeep Wrangler 2dr HT

JRscooby
Explorer II
Explorer II
At home I put trailer tires on rubber mudflaps. I bolted a 2X4 and 4X4 to them. Back in, over 2X, and against 4X, both wheels are chocked. Plus don't need to hit tire with weedeater string.

Michelle_S
Explorer II
Explorer II
I do for our 6 month Winter stay. Bought some heavy rubber stall mats from Tractor Supply, cut them in half and put a section under each tire.
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wa8yxm
Explorer III
Explorer III
Wood to level on one side or the other depending on which one is low.
But that's all folks.
Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times

cummins2014
Explorer
Explorer
No, and no for any reason .