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Old 11-14-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Tires on wood?

I notice some put tires on planks for outdoor storage. Why and is it a good thing to do? Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Tomcamper, I'm not sure it matters if you use wood or some other platform so that your tires are not allowed to sink into the wet ground outdoors. I've heard of people using 2x8's, Lynx Levelers, concrete slabs, and gravel. This year, I parked the trailer on four large reconstituted stone pavers.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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My camper is parked on gravel, so I use planks to protect the tires from possible puncture.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #4
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A lot of folks use wood to help keep the tires from deteriorating. If tires are parked on concrete, gravel, or asphalt, the tires can be damaged. The wood is supposed to help protect the tires from the elements. We use a product called Advantech which is a flakeboard type of product.
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Tires on wood

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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Here in Minnesota people storing outside put tires on wood (or something) to keep them from freezing to the ground. If you want to go somewhere South in the spring, it is a way to keep the wheels turning; rather than frozen to the ground.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #7
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Here in Minnesota people storing outside put tires on wood (or something) to keep them from freezing to the ground. If you want to go somewhere South in the spring, it is a way to keep the wheels turning; rather than frozen to the ground.
I use concrete patio blocks. I used PT wood in the past, but the wood gets wet and freezes to the tires anyway I found.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #8
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Here in Michigan.. We sometimes get a good snowfall when the temps are at or around 32 degrees... then usually if its a BIG cold front ..the temps will go down overnight the skys clear and our vehicles that are left outside overnight..FROZEN to the driveway !! But have never heard of someone had one stuck or damage a tire on concrete
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I park our 5er in our gravel driveway, but on treated 2X planks for ease of cleaning the tires off when washing it. If I had a concrete slab or asphalt to park it on, I would, but I figured the treated 2X's are just as good.
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I do it so the camper doesn't sink into the ground when the spring thaw starts.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:04 PM   #11
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Here in Michigan.. We sometimes get a good snowfall when the temps are at or around 32 degrees... then usually if its a BIG cold front ..the temps will go down overnight the skys clear and our vehicles that are left outside overnight..FROZEN to the driveway !! But have never heard of someone had one stuck or damage a tire on concrete
Interesting! The problem I was referring to was parking on dirt and then a freeze. If you move your trailer, it rips up huge clods of dirt that are stuck to your tires. I've had that happen to my tractor more than once.
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I used to use PT wood but it will rot over time when in contact with the ground. This year I got a pick up truck load of crush and run and some concrete pavers
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I park the wheels of our Sunseeker on the type of door mats that are made out of recycled tire strips. The mats are resting on a gravel base. The contact is tire on tire, the mats prevent direct contact with ground moisture, and the open weave of the mat allows any above-ground moisture to drain away from the tires into the gravel.
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I park the wheels of our Sunseeker on the type of door mats that are made out of recycled tire strips. The mats are resting on a gravel base. The contact is tire on tire, the mats prevent direct contact with ground moisture, and the open weave of the mat allows any above-ground moisture to drain away from the tires into the gravel.

Very good idea. I'll remember that for next year.
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Parking on a plank gives the mice an extra 2"-3" to climb up into the camper!!!
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I do it so the camper doesn't sink into the ground when the spring thaw starts.
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Parking on a plank gives the mice an extra 2"-3" to climb up into the camper!!!
Sounds good to me!
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I was wondering why ??..when i saw 2 carrying an extension ladder !!
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