Tire Life

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by cdude, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. cdude

    cdude New Member

    Surprisingly, but asearch of the Forum could not locate any previous topics on this one. Thus I am referring to the experts.

    Our fifth wheel is sitting in Florida where we will be for 4-months. The site is grassed with an adjacent concrete pad and is level not requiring any blocking at the time of setting up.

    Discussions with other rversgenerate different opinions on not only how to prolong and maintain safe tire life when parked for an extended period of time, but also whether or not you need abarrier between the grass and the tires when stationary for an extended period such as 4-5 months. This being a level site (side to side) the tires should not suffer any stress in the sidewalls.

    I understand from other research that we should avoid parking on any petroleum surface such as asphalt or any other hot surface. In addition we should avoid storing on frozen ground. The latter should not be a currentfactor or at leastwe hope not :cool: . Abarrier would be required in all these situations. Also know that correct tire pressure preserves normal tire life. On the other hand, exposure to sunlight and ozone are known to result in premature tire death. Proper fitting tire covers can help control these negatives.

    Anxious to hear what you have to say.

  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Tire Life

    Hello Charlie, you have raised some important questions. I have a MH and it is stored at home on my concrete driveway for at least 4-5 months a year. I store mine on 2x12 treated boards to get it off the concrete plus, I cover them with tire covers, but before I put on the tire covers I spray them with armoral tire protectant. They sit that way for 2 months then I take it it for a drive to get the flat spot out of the tire. I think by exercising the tire it will last longer, but that just my opinion. :laugh:
  3. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    Re: Tire Life

    I always tell myself to get the tire pads and last two times I was at CW they did not have them. I do have and use the tire covers if I am going to be in any site for any length of time more than just a short outing. I have used them on two week stays on up.

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