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Old 09-20-2019, 09:19 PM   #21
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The motor home is parked on 2 layers of 3/4 in ply wood. Another thing I’ve done for trailers etc of size. Is cut down a plastic or whatever it made from A milk carton with a mesh bottom and use the bottom It keeps water out etc
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:07 AM   #22
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To follow-up on my previous post. I use these mats on top of my rubber stall mats. I figure they help prevent moisture from being trapped under the tire. They are strong enough to hold my Winnebago Tour. Bought them at Home Depot.

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Old 09-22-2019, 03:41 PM   #23
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To follow-up on my previous post. I use these mats on top of my rubber stall mats. I figure they help prevent moisture from being trapped under the tire. They are strong enough to hold my Winnebago Tour. Bought them at Home Depot.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficM...91-1/206355967
Wow! Those are expensive! I got 3 poly semi truck mud flaps (plain black) for about $35 tax included!
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:49 PM   #24
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I don't think you need to put ANYTHING between concrete and your tires. That said, personally I like to deploy my landing jacks and take much of the weight off the tires when I park the RV in one place for multiple weeks, even if the parking spot is fairly level.
^^^ That makes the most sense because it takes some of the load of the tires and prevents flat spots. Probably a good idea to exercise/drive your RV and generator on a monthly basis (weather permitting).

That is what I plan on doing this winter. There is nothing worst for a vehicle to sit idle for month at a time.
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^^^ That makes the most sense because it takes some of the load of the tires and prevents flat spots. Probably a good idea to exercise/drive your RV and generator on a monthly basis (weather permitting).

That is what I plan on doing this winter. There is nothing worst for a vehicle to sit idle for month at a time.

Seems to me that having the leveling system under constant pressure, even just a little, for days, weeks, or months, may invite chronic leaking, corrosion, or other issues down the road.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:20 AM   #26
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Seems to me that having the leveling system under constant pressure, even just a little, for days, weeks, or months, may invite chronic leaking, corrosion, or other issues down the road.
I worked on/around construction equipment for 45 years before retiring and many are parked with outriggers down or pressure on the buckets and it never caused an issue. The hydraulic rams are chrome plated and do not rust unless they are pitted which causes leaks and calls for replacement.

Besides, if you exercise your RV on a monthly basis the levelers are retracted and the rams get lubed again.

Like I said, that is what I do based on my own experience. It was just a suggestion and you do what you think is right for you and gives you peace of mind.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:43 PM   #27
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There are several thoughts about tire care, so I guess everyone needs to make their own decision on that. I have attended Camp Freightliner, as well as the seminars put on by Michelin. As far as a plastic barrier under the tires during storage, they both said to do it, as I recall, it had to do with oils leaching out from the tire rubber, They said that is why you see dark areas under the tire when you move the vehicle that has been sitting.They never mentioned Radon.
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There are several thoughts about tire care, so I guess everyone needs to make their own decision on that. I have attended Camp Freightliner, as well as the seminars put on by Michelin. As far as a plastic barrier under the tires during storage, they both said to do it, as I recall, it had to do with oils leaching out from the tire rubber, They said that is why you see dark areas under the tire when you move the vehicle that has been sitting.They never mentioned Radon.
Thanks CaliCruzer! True! That is the issue. Now whether or not it is a significant hazard or contributor to tire safety or longevity remains un evaluated and undocumented. At best, it prevents annoying black spots on your cement pad., eh?

No radon! Yeah! We can not shed our "anti-C" suits and SCBA gear! I feel better now.
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There are several thoughts about tire care, so I guess everyone needs to make their own decision on that. I have attended Camp Freightliner, as well as the seminars put on by Michelin. As far as a plastic barrier under the tires during storage, they both said to do it, as I recall, it had to do with oils leaching out from the tire rubber, They said that is why you see dark areas under the tire when you move the vehicle that has been sitting.They never mentioned Radon.
Thank you! Exactly!
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Here at Camp Freightliner now and just finished the 2 day class. Mike, the instructor suggested that I put plastic,wood , mat under the tires and drop the leveler jack just to the ground to take weight off tire, not to level coach,just to contact the ground. Cover the tires and I'm good to go. Thanks to all who responded.
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