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Old 06-04-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Question Tires and Storage

We have to store our TT at an off-site storage facility. I bought pieces of wood to park on to get the tires off the ground to avoid moisture.

I bought pressure treated lumber to park on thinking that they would last longer against the elements. Then started to wonder if the pressure treated lumber will hurt the tires at all.

What do you think? Is pressure treated lumber OK for storage or should I be parking on plain ole wood?

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Old 06-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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Wow, good question.....since there are no replies, I'll take a shot. Maybe ask a tire professional? Not sure where you are located, but we have a chain of Discount Tires out west and they have been really knowledgeable concerning any tire question I have asked them in the past.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:12 PM   #3
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Do you park your car/truck on wood?
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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I've kept mine on pressure treated boards for several years with no problems. I would think the rotting wood would have more of an effect on the rubber than the small amount of chemical that is forced into the wood. You could always put untreated plywood or something else between the tire and the PT wood if you are worried about it.

I'll keep mine on the PT until I get some solid evidence that it will destroy my tires.
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Last year I replaced my tires and then read a good article about parking on wood. I used treated wood and did not see a problem at all with the tires. The reason to park on the wood is because the sand will absorb the oils in the tires.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:23 PM   #6
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Do you park your car/truck on wood?
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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Mine are sitting on 2"X8" untreated wood.
I have the wood gapped with 2"X8"X4" blocks to allow air all around the tire.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responses.

I just called my local Discount Tire as suggested and he said that he has never heard of there being an issue with the pressure treated lumber. He said that he hears more problems with people parking on concrete and the concrete sucking the moisture out of the tires.

He suggested that I put a piece of carpet on the pressure treated lumber so that the tires aren't directly touching the lumber just to be safe.

As someone mentioned, I would think that the pressure treated lumber would do less damage than parking on rotting wood...
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Thanks for the heads up. I guess I should put a layer between the concrete and the rubber.
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