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Old 11-05-2017, 10:56 AM   #1
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Went to a winterizing seminar at my dealer yesterday. Lots of good advise like
Don't store with tires on concrete..use wood instead.

One thing in particular...
Don't use rv antifreeze that is alcohol based. The alcohol can dry out any rubber seals in the plumbing system, causing early failure.
Use rv antifreeze that is glycol based. Glycol will help to condition the rubber.

Didn't know.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:42 AM   #2
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Propylene Glycol

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Went to a winterizing seminar at my dealer yesterday. Lots of good advise like
Don't store with tires on concrete..use wood instead.

One thing in particular...
Don't use rv antifreeze that is alcohol based. The alcohol can dry out any rubber seals in the plumbing system, causing early failure.
Use rv antifreeze that is glycol based. Glycol will help to condition the rubber.

Didn't know.
Just curious... why shouldn't you store the HTT with the tires on concrete?
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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I don't know the chemistry involved but they said the concrete can pull moisture and oils out of the rubber, causing the tires to potentially fail.
Given the number of tire failures we hear about, don't think that's a chance I want to take.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #5
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That's old time practice, like not putting batteries on concrete.
Modern tires and batteries have no issues on concrete.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:57 PM   #6
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I have a concrete driveway that my car(s) spend many hours on. I've never had a problem with my tires.

When I had a pop-up I stored it on that same driveway all winter long with no issues.
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Pretty much every brand marked as RV antifreeze will be alcohol free and safe to later flush into septic and sewer systems.
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As I said, don't know about the chemistry involved in the tires. Merely passing along advise from a dealer with no skin in the game. They don't sell tires.
As for the antifreeze, checking online I found several brands of rv antifreeze with ethanol listed in the ingredients.
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As for the antifreeze, checking online I found several brands of rv antifreeze with ethanol listed in the ingredients.
Yep, but there's no need to pay dealer prices for Propylene Glycol anti freeze.
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Lots of us park on concrete driveways, so I'm not buying that. Also, wood is porous, so you would think it would be more of an issue.
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