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Old 01-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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A question about storage

We keep ours at home. Have a gravel driveway. Right now I have a raised area for the tires that is constructed of patio bricks. Here's my question. I have two large heavy duty long mats that are designed to be in the bottom of a horse trailer to give horses good footing. Would it be better for the tires to sit on the concrete patio stones or on those mats? JT
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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I store my V-Lite on high grassy spot in the yard for the winter months. I have it on 2x12x10 with Lynx Levelers under the tires. The 2x12x10 to spread weight and the levelers minmize tire contact to a solid surface. The levlers have little tire contact and let water drain from the tires with air movement under the tires. I used this method for 4 years with a pop-up and the tire stay in great condition. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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The most important thing went storing a trailer, in-doors or out-doors, is to keep the tires dry;not under water. Also suggest that the tires be covered to limit exposure to UV
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Agree with gbpacker....high, dry, and covered.
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Agree with gbpacker....high, dry, and covered.
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We keep ours at home. Have a gravel driveway. Right now I have a raised area for the tires that is constructed of patio bricks. Here's my question. I have two large heavy duty long mats that are designed to be in the bottom of a horse trailer to give horses good footing. Would it be better for the tires to sit on the concrete patio stones or on those mats? JT
I have read several posts from tire manufacturer that claim a radial tire, properly inflated and not over loaded, will not deform under these circumstances. What causes the tire to degrade is listed below, basically UV radiation and water. Freeze/that cycles also are hard on tires. Bottom line, no tire should be used more than 60 months after date of manufacturer due to the rubber compounds breaking down.
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