Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2018, 04:29 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by babock View Post
No...your point was that Chevy brake lines rust out and no others do. I just pointed out that OEM brake lines are made by a few suppliers for all the car companies.

BTW...that's not an opinion...it's a fact.
That was not my point at all you misunderstood it. But it was an observation. I never said each manufacturer made their own lines.
__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2017 Wildwood Lodge 4092 BFL
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxer Mix
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2018, 06:42 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 246
I was merely asking if anyone else put their TT up on blocks when in storage. I really didn't intend to start WW III. Tell ya what, let's all forget about it and have a beer. Or two....


And Happy New Year !



Chazman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2018, 06:53 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 9,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by babock View Post
No...your point was that Chevy brake lines rust out and no others do. I just pointed out that OEM brake lines are made by a few suppliers for all the car companies.

BTW...that's not an opinion...it's a fact.
And people would be shocked if they knew how much of the steel going into those brake lines was made in China Why do you think the car manufacturers are among those screaming the loudest over Chinese Steel tariff's.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 09:08 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
bareftn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: austinburg ohio
Posts: 794
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdqparalegal1 View Post
Grass rotting out(rusting) a steel frame. That’s a new one. Not unless you take the wheels and axles off and put frame directly on wet grass.
Have fun. 😁
Sitting on grass or dirt you have more moisture then in stone and concrete , that's way the frame rots out and if you put a blue tarp on it makes it worse all common sense
bareftn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 11:31 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 9,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by bareftn View Post
Sitting on grass or dirt you have more moisture then in stone and concrete , that's way the frame rots out and if you put a blue tarp on it makes it worse all common sense
Could you explain why vehicles don't have all these things rot when driven frequently on wet roads?

I seriously doubt that the grass has anything to do with it, more a case of how much road salt the vehicle has been subjected to.

As for covering a vehicle with a tarp, different scenario. Tarp not only traps moisture but it creates a big greenhouse trapping heat. Heat and moisture leads to mold/fungus/rot of just about anything except steel. It might rust if not painted or treated.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 11:39 AM   #46
Prime Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: About 30 miles west of Beantown.
Posts: 3,385
My TT is stored on gravel with nothing under the tires.
__________________

2021 Transcend Xplor 247BH
Husky WDH with Sway Control
2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ 6.6L V8 Duramax
Forever in my memory. Forever in my heart.
Laurie J. Wood 3/22/67 - 8/23/19
timfromma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 12:56 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
bareftn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: austinburg ohio
Posts: 794
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
Could you explain why vehicles don't have all these things rot when driven frequently on wet roads?

I seriously doubt that the grass has anything to do with it, more a case of how much road salt the vehicle has been subjected to.

As for covering a vehicle with a tarp, different scenario. Tarp not only traps moisture but it creates a big greenhouse trapping heat. Heat and moisture leads to mold/fungus/rot of just about anything except steel. It might rust if not painted or treated.
Its easy to understand its simple when its parked on grass and dirt for days weeks at a time its called humidity and moisture, when you drive on wet roads not everything gets wet and when the roads dry out the air is moving around to dry it out. just leave a tarp board on the ground for a few weeks pick it up and you will see how wet it is unless you live in a dry area
bareftn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 01:13 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Ejs4029's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Denver, NC
Posts: 1,476
My RV parking at home was completed this year. I will be getting gravel for the TT to park on in the Spring...I did put some plywood under the wheels while it sits in the grass/dirt Some before and after pictures
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	TT1.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	275.5 KB
ID:	193561   Click image for larger version

Name:	TT.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	315.5 KB
ID:	193562   Click image for larger version

Name:	TT12.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	329.9 KB
ID:	193563   Click image for larger version

Name:	TT13.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	371.6 KB
ID:	193564   Click image for larger version

Name:	TT14.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	505.0 KB
ID:	193565  

__________________
2015 Ram 2500 CTD,CC,SB,4x4
2016 Rockwood 2703 Emerald Edition
Husky CenterLine TS Hitch
TST 507 TPMS
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C
Ejs4029 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 01:37 PM   #49
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 12,713
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chazman View Post
Yes, a friend of mine had his Toyota pickup bought back. I think he said he used to park it on the grass.
And my friend had his bought back (towards another Toyota) because of frame rusting and it was parked 100% on pavement.

The whole parking on grass=rust theory has been fun to read/watch!
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=98
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2018, 08:47 PM   #50
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 39
.

I have a Keystone 1800RB with a single axle. I use two scissor jacks to lift the tires off of the ground and cover the tires with garbage bags. Don't know if it helps anything but I have the jacks in the trailer and it takes another 10 minutes when storing for the winter.

.
Hodgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2019, 07:08 AM   #51
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 60
I attended a Tire Safety seminar at the Hershey RV show and the guy that gave the talk stated that concrete and asphalt can "leach" preservative chemicals out of tires and recommended using a synthetic material or wood block as a "vapor barrier" to prevent this from happening. He also stated parking on grass for extended periods was also a problem. Hope this helps.
PS: Some suggest plastic cutting boards as a cost effective solution.
YBLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2019, 07:48 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 438
Its more important to cover the tires from the sun than taking off the weight. UV radiation is the worst thing for rubber - worse than putting weight on them.
MOODMAN is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2019, 12:21 PM   #53
Denver To Yuma In 90 Days
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Posts: 3,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post

The whole parking on grass=rust theory has been fun to read/watch!
It's true...even in Colorado!

I used to store my old Coachman TT up in the mountains in Woodland Park, Colorado at some friends house in their side yard on the grass (see photo below).

Almost every time when I would drive up to the camper the bottom of the trailer was damp...even at 9000+ feet above sea level!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CoachmanTTWoodlandPark-P1070824.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	1.13 MB
ID:	193791  
JohnD10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2019, 06:21 PM   #54
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 34
Safe thing to do

I put mine on blocks for the winter. It is a lot less stress on the sidewall. Yes, flat spots will likely round out but sitting without movement that long can be doing unseen internal damage, not to mention the UV and other environmental deterioration if stored outside.
Thearcher01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 02:25 PM   #55
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 18
Just finishing my last trip until spring and will be putting my trailer up on Trailerlegs

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Super easy to use and will make my bearing checks in the spring simple.
wylie31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 02:54 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 246
Great idea

Quote:
Originally Posted by wylie31 View Post
Just finishing my last trip until spring and will be putting my trailer up on Trailerlegs

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Super easy to use and will make my bearing checks in the spring simple.

WOW! Great idea, but a bit pricey.
Chazman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 03:11 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5,346
Never put mine on blocks, have had TT's since 1984. Always put tires 5 lbs. over max and in the spring they are always dead on when I get it ready for season. Stabs sit on two 2x10's screwed together...all 4, to handle any snow load that winter decides to drop on us. I drop the nose to assist in run off when weather warms and any snow melts.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
storage

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.