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Old 03-26-2020, 05:37 AM   #1
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Parking surface for tires

Parking on ground surface for six months or should you put a wood plank under the tires to preserve the tires?? What is the best surface to help protect the tires for extended parking?>
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:47 AM   #2
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For many years, I have carried two plywood boards and park the fiver on them anytime I am sitting for a week or more. Works fine for us.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:48 AM   #3
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At an Escapee Boot Camp a Goodyear engineer told us that concrete is the only surface you need to do something about. After a vehical has set for a period of time there is a black mark on the concrete. That's the anti-aging compound of the tire leaching out. According to him, dirt, gravel and asphalt don't do it.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:07 AM   #5
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I boondock Sept. 1st to May 1st in Quartzsite every year and park on a concrete slab during the summer and started using a 16 inch wide piece of 3/4 rubber horse stall matting under my tires. It keeps the tires off the ground or concrete and lays great in the back of the truck when traveling. It's something different but works for us.
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I did similar to Desert Rat, bought a 3x4 stall mat on sale at Tractor Supply and cut it into four 1x3 sections and put them under the tires while here in Florida for 6 to 7 months.
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