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Old 10-28-2013, 06:42 AM   #11
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We recently attended a weatherization seminar and one of the points covered was to park our trailer on lumber for the winter.

I am curious to know; is it the concern to have the tires off the cold/wet ground or rather to insure the trailer stays level?

I have a full concrete pad to park on so leveling will not be an issue.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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You'll be fine on a concrete pad a long as it drains and there's no standing water around the tires. Even a well draining granular pad is fine. The key is to not have the tires in contact with the soil. If you can take weight off the tires that's great but not absolutely necessary.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #13
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From Michelin's RV tire maintenance guide:
"Michelin recommends placing a barrier (cardboard, plastic or plywood) between the tire and the storage surface.

Some good information here: https://www.michelinb2b.com/wps/b2bc...s_Brochure.pdf
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One more question.....we are going to pull the camper to Memphis over thanksgiving. There are a couple cold days planned......in the 20's at night but above freezing during the day. Should I winterize it? The dealer told us at a winterization seminar that we should only worry if it is going to be below freezing for a couple days at a time.
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One more question.....we are going to pull the camper to Memphis over thanksgiving. There are a couple cold days planned......in the 20's at night but above freezing during the day. Should I winterize it? The dealer told us at a winterization seminar that we should only worry if it is going to be below freezing for a couple days at a time.
As long as you get above freezing in the day you will be fine. Just disconnect your water hose and put it away at night. use your water tank and pump at night...
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We recently attended a weatherization seminar and one of the points covered was to park our trailer on lumber for the winter.

I am curious to know; is it the concern to have the tires off the cold/wet ground or rather to insure the trailer stays level?

I have a full concrete pad to park on so leveling will not be an issue.

I made two of these and then leveled them.
I then backed the trailer on to them.



One reason is to keep the trailer from sinking and to keep the tire off the ground/dirt.
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We recently attended a weatherization seminar and one of the points covered was to park our trailer on lumber for the winter.

I am curious to know; is it the concern to have the tires off the cold/wet ground or rather to insure the trailer stays level?

I have a full concrete pad to park on so leveling will not be an issue.
I recall reading somewhere (Michelin site I believe ?) that if parking on concrete you should place plastic or wood between the tire and the concrete. Apparently concrete will leech some of the oils from the tire and hasten degradation of the rubber. Doesn't seem to be a problem with automobiles because they are driven regularly, and don't have a lot of weight, but RVs sit with the same surface in contact with the concrete for months at a time.
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I miss stated my question......I have it in storage till my Thanksgiving trip.....it is to get cold for one night in the 20's but during the days above freezing....high 30's low 40's.
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I've been reading this thread and was curious if anyone know about gravel? I park my Shamrock 21rs in a gravel driveway. Is this ok? this is our first winter with our TT and from reading the posts it sounds like the ground/soil/moisture will degrade the rubber on the tires quicker than normal. Also what is the purpose of making sure it's level when parked?? Thanks!!
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