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Old 12-18-2019, 10:48 PM   #1
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Parking MH on dirt

What material can be used under tires while coach is parked on dirt.
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Old 12-18-2019, 10:57 PM   #2
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Aren't most campgrounds made with dirt. What could possibly be the problem?
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Old 12-18-2019, 11:15 PM   #3
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I am inquiring about storage.
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Old 12-18-2019, 11:33 PM   #4
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I am inquiring about storage.
What materials did you consider before asking here and what factors lead you to exclude the obvious choices?
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Old 12-18-2019, 11:34 PM   #5
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Would you rather park on concrete? Maybe wood? Plastic blocks? My RVs have always been parked on grass or dirt except now I have a bed of mulch where I park my coach.
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Old 12-19-2019, 10:56 AM   #7
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I considered using rubber mats under the tires.
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Old 12-19-2019, 10:59 AM   #8
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The 2019 motorhome is parked under a cover. I am just concerned about protecting the tires.
We usually travel about every 6 weeks.
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I considered using rubber mats under the tires.
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Old 12-19-2019, 11:47 AM   #9
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As long as the footing is stable and solid: I don't think that anything else matters.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:26 PM   #10
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I donít know where, but I think I recall reading somewhere that itís a ďgood ideaĒ to keep them off the ground got longer term storage. Iím planning on getting 2 by 10s for under the tires and levelers. Thatíll raise everything equally and get the tires off the gravel I have in my driveway.

I donít know if itís needed, but it certainly wonít hurt.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:50 PM   #11
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You're right: it can't hurt to have them there...
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:35 PM   #12
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Concrete paver blocks. Been using them for about 10 years.
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:40 PM   #13
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My Outlaw was parked in an open field; when Camping World stored it for me...
It did it: but it sure didn't dig it!
The mud on it gave you the impression that they had been out "bogging" with it!
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Old 12-19-2019, 03:11 PM   #14
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Dirt, grass and unsealed concrete will accelerate dry rot in tires if left for extended periods. Use wood slats, old rubber mud flaps from big trucks or some type of plastic. Moisture from the ground underneath the coach will also evaporate upward and accelerate rust on the bottom side if the area doesn't have good drainage.
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I do put these under my leveling jacks. We use them as a bit of a moisture barrier, and to protect the asphalt surface that we park on.

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Old 12-20-2019, 01:37 AM   #16
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I do put these under my leveling jacks. We use them as a bit of a moisture barrier, and to protect the asphalt surface that we park on.



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I bought some stall mats at Tractor Supply and cut them into squares. Use them under my jacks when parked. Use them under my tires when in storage on my asphalt driveway.
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:24 PM   #17
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Sometime ago, I read that it is good to separate the tires from the ground to prevent moisture from being pulled from the tires. Don't know how valid that is, but can't hurt. Our mh is housed with rubber mats between the tires and concrete.
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:08 PM   #18
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Sometime ago, I read that it is good to separate the tires from the ground to prevent moisture from being pulled from the tires. Don't know how valid that is, but can't hurt. Our mh is housed with rubber mats between the tires and concrete.


Certainly canít hurt. But I donít do it. Just too lazy, I guess. I plan on replacing my tires every 5 years regardless of their apparent condition and Iím of the thought that tires live on the ground in all of my other vehicles so these donít get any special treatment. Then again, Iíve never had to buy tires because I seem to trade coaches too often. So clearly my thinking on the whole matter is askew!
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:49 PM   #19
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I use these under my tires & the yellow leveler blocks to keep the jacks from digging into my pad of decomposed granite.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:52 PM   #20
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I use these under my tires & the yellow leveler blocks to keep the jacks from digging into my pad of decomposed granite.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
At that price go to Tractor Supply and get yourself a stall mat and cut a bunch of those pads for your needs.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...t?cm_vc=-10005

I believe they also have a smaller one for $24 ($20 on sale).
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