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Old 09-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Tire Question

Looking for comments here. If you store your rig for an extended period of time, or are parked in a campground for an extended period of time, is there any maintenance that might be beneficial during the tires down time? I am thinking checking pressures at least once a month while parked is decent idea. I have also heard that taking the rig for a short trip once a month is also a good idea to prevent (?) flat spots from forming on the tire. Would a prolong (parked) flat spot have a negitive effect on the side wall of the tire later on? This might also help the wheel bearings. It couldn't them hurt anyways. I know some folks who jack the tires up off the ground, and manually turn the tire(s) to a different position. While the tire is off the ground, they also check the pressures. I notice quite a few rigs on the side of the road fixing a flat, and just wondering about these procedures.

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Extended period?

Six months or more I would pull off the tires and put the trailer on blocks.

Less than that I would park it on wood and cover the tires.

jack the tires up off the ground, and manually turn the tire(s) to a different position.
Not a bad idea.

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Old 09-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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Basically, the worst enemy of tires is the sunlight damage to the sidewall. Cover them, Cover them, Cover them. Enough said.
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