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Dave H M wrote:

Would not even think of doing al that horsing around. [emoticon]


X2 In 40+ years of RVing I have had 1 tire failure. Air up and cover tires and park on gravel or old mud flaps is all I do.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Buy QUALITY tires. I never cover or lift. I am in the Sun all the time.



That would mean Sailun S637's , correct ??? [emoticon] . That would be the best bang for the buck !!!

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Pipeman wrote:

I have never lifted any of my TTs or 5ers tires off the ground when in storage from Oct. to May. My brother in law lifts his 5er and then takes the tires off for the winter. To each his own.



I would thing just covering them would accomplish the same thing. You need to have a talk with him [emoticon]

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RAS43 wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

Would not even think of doing al that horsing around. [emoticon]


X2 In 40+ years of RVing I have had 1 tire failure. Air up and cover tires and park on gravel or old mud flaps is all I do.


Same here in over 50 years , just one tire failure ,and that was plenty

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Rich&Mar wrote:

I'm thru taking the fiver out for the winter. Probably won't go out again for 5 months at least. Do you raise your rv so the weight is off the tires? I never have in the past, but at the price of tires today, I'm thinking I'll start. And do you put a pair of jack stands under each axle? I've read that this might ever so slightly bend the axle when left for months. So where would you put the stand not to do damage?


No I don't and it's never caused any issues I'm aware of.


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You're going to be replacing them due to age anyway. And lifting isn't going to make them age any less.

Keep them covered from sunlight if you want maximum life of the rubber.


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I have two large pneumatic cylinders and I can raise my fiver up and put it on jackstands in under five minutes. I tried keeping it off the ground during storage for several years and that didn't make the ST go pop tires last a bit longer. I even had one of those go pop tires blowout over the winter while it was off the ground and covered. After two sets of go pops in a row only lasted four years, almost to the month of manufacture, I switched to ST tires.
I'm going to store my fiver off the ground again because I can do it so easy. I've also read that the air pressure can be let down when the tires are stored with no load on them. Craig

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To help prevent dry rot don’t park directly on soil, asphalt, or concrete. Park on leveling pads or similar


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TazFord wrote:

To help prevent dry rot don’t park directly on soil, asphalt, or concrete. Park on leveling pads or similar


I bought some 2x6 redwood, cut them in half and run my rig up on those. I feel that it bought me time, especially with the first couple sets of China bombs. Always covered, too.

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I park it on concrete, cover the tires, and that's it. So far they've lasted 6 years and still look good. Not fond of making work for myself.


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