Quick thread revival... I just recently ran across the idea of using a horse stall mat (trimmed into 12"x12" squares) as leveling squares. There was a decent Youtube video showing the process of trimming the mat, which I can't seem to find now (the video). I ran across it while watching a bunch of other leveling videos.
I already have some 2x10 board sections that I'll use for leveling, but plan on picking up a stall mat once the boards need to be replaced. The video mentioned above said that 1 mat makes plenty of 12"x12" squares for at least two RV's, so you could even split the purchase cost with a buddy.
Originally Posted by Filterman
Also is there a real benefit in covering your tires...and what about taking the weight off them with Jack stands or is that going to be harder on the axles? Just some questions as another season starts to wind down.
Some RV'ers are religious about covering tires, but what tires really "like" the most is rolling. For motorhomes, you ought to drive the RV at least once per month to circulate the chemicals in the rubber and help it last longer. That's less practical to do with trailers in the off-season, but something to consider.
Age-related dry rot happens from the inside out generally, so covering the outside of the tire will only accomplish so much. If you live in a really high-intensity UV sunlight area like the southwest U.S. (and your RV tires don't get any shade) then maybe a cover of some kind might be useful. But I'd be reluctant of many RV tire covers that will block in heat. It seems air circulation would be important to tire health too.