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Old 10-16-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Tires on pressure treated lumber

Does anyone know if it is detrimental to tire rubber to park long term on pressure treated boards?


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Old 10-16-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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I don't see a problem with mine. And it's been parked all summer.


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Old 10-16-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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If the travel trailer is in my driveway, and it is about 330 days of the year, it's on pressure treated lumber. No obvious issues to the tires (or lumber ) to date. I've had my current trailer over 2 years and I've done the same for the previous 2 trailers as well.

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I was told at Freightliner class that an impermeable barrier, such as plastic or good coat of paint, should be on the boards to prevent wicking of oil/compounds from the tires. Same applies to dirt, concrete and asphalt. Seems reasonable and cheap insurance for the tires.


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Old 10-16-2014, 03:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. I think I will put a heavy coat of paint on the boards


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Old 10-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #6
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Suggest that you buy some $0.79 vinyl self sticking tiles at Lowes or Home Depot. Cut them to width of your boards. They may not stick at first, but the weight of the RV will make them stick.


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Great idea, thanks


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Old 10-16-2014, 07:01 PM   #8
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I use cutting boards which you can get at any flea market for about a buck a piece. They are impermeable and can be placed on any surface.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
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I use my plastic leveling blocks.Works well.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #10
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All good ideas. Thanks to all



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Old 10-28-2014, 11:02 AM   #11
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My new tire blocks to keep tires of ground and above casual ground water, w/vinyl tiles to keep pressure treatment chemicals away from tire tread, and plywood underneath to keep 2x12 boards from splitting. Thanks for all the suggestions


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Old 10-28-2014, 05:46 PM   #12
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I would be careful about using vinyl tiles as vinyl always has some residual plasterizers in it. The plastetzier is what makes vinyl soft and pliable. The plastizer can attack the tires rubber. A better choice would be polyethylene or polypropylene. The polyolifins are known to be much more stable and inert. Water and chemicals do not attack polyolifins. I use polypropylene under my tires. IMHO



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Old 10-28-2014, 05:53 PM   #13
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Hmmmm! Back to the drawing board
Don't know if I can find that type of tile and whatever I put on the blocks needs to withstand the movement of the tires without tearing or breaking. I guess I could just get 4 large plastic jack pads from CW and find a way to secure them to the blocks.


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Go to the dollar store or other shop and buy white plastic cutting boards as they are polyethylene and usually about 1/4 inch thick. Good luck


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I use polypropylene under my tires. IMHO

Tell me more about your polypropylene. What form is it...sheet, tile, block, pad? And where did you obtain it.
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Thanks. Your input arrived after I had submitted my question. Thanks for your help


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I built two like this, no paint no stain, plain ol'pine.

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I purchased this black runner from Lowes. Easily cut into lengths needed for under the tires.

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Old 10-28-2014, 06:08 PM   #19
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Since mine are on the ground and in the weather it was necessary to use pressure treated lumber here in Florida where we get so much rain. Else I would have to replace them every year.


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On a flat surface like a concrete pad a runner is ideal. However, I have concerns about its durability on an elevated block where the tire has to roll onto and off of the block, creating stress on the runner material. JMHO


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