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Old 03-27-2024, 03:32 PM   #1
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When on property for 3 months, should I put my tires on wood 2x4's or just let them stay on the gravel/road base that I have? THX
 
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Where you at. What’s weather. Open or undercover. Wood can’t hurt but may not be necessary.
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I'm on concrete, but use the same stuff any where. A piece of old linoleum with plywood on top.
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Old 03-28-2024, 07:45 PM   #4
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For winter time from October thru April my trailer is under cover with gravel for a base.I put plywood under the tires and spin them 180 degrees every 2 months. We live in Oregon, so the temperatures aren't too severe.
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Fellow RV traveler had worked in Tire company for many years. Told me best way to avoid moisture wicking into tire and damaging/rusting steel belts was to use plastic pads with holes in them. Wood will soak moisture and then into tire. Ditto gravel, sand, etc. Also, solid materials like plastic can pool water around tire.
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:18 PM   #7
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I use 16x16 rubber garden pavers sold at Lowes, really just compressed tire rubber molded into pavers but solid and thick. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubberific-...-in/1001690860

An added benefit is that you can cut then in quarters and use them under the jacks and steps.
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I just spent 3 months in Louisiana at a State Historic Site. The parking spot was large gravel. The trailer sat there for 3 months and never moved. Didn't seem to hurt anything.

At home, one side of the camper is on asphalt, the other on treated lumber to make the trailer level side-to-side. I use lumber under the tires to level, no matter what surface I'm on. The only time I used lumber on both sides was when we were on sand along the Gulf Coast in Florida.

What really impressed me about the Louisiana trip this year, I had exactly 100 psi in my tires (cold) when I left home (Indiana). I did nothing to the tires until the day before we left Louisiana 3 months later. I check the tire pressure, they were 105 psi (cold). I left them as is since my max is 110. No issues at all. We're leaving again for Louisiana on April 27. I check them again right before we leave. I wonder what the pressure will be then?

You don't need to do anything special with the tires, except cover them so they are protected from sun UV rays, which is more detrimental to the tires than the surface they are sitting on.
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