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Old 05-29-2015, 10:37 PM   #1
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hoist ye tires matee ?

if seasonal, or monthly, does it make sense to put the axles on skids to relieve some of the weight on the tires so they don't flat spot? I don't mean floating the tires, as I have scissor jigs between them to stabilize the sway when moving in the trailer. Just release half the pressure. Thoughts?
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Just my thoughts. We live in SC, so our TT is never more than a month or two from it's next move. That said, I do worry about flat spots, and if I couldn't move it within two months, I'd jack up each side, and turn them a 1/4 or 1/2 turn by hand.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
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I wouldn't recommend it. These rigs aren't meant to be supported that way.
Mine sits in the shed all winter on the tires, and I haven't noticed any flat spots.
I think all the tires now days are radials. The old bias ply tires were known for getting flattened out when sitting for and extended period. Radials don't seem to have that problem.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:08 AM   #4
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It's not recommended to raise them. But I would protect them from the sun. That's a worse enemy. It will avoid premature cracking and weathering.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:35 AM   #5
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We park ours in Florida for 3 - 4 months every winter and have never had a problem.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #6
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Keep them properly inflated and don't worry about it.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:19 PM   #7
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The only thing I do is park the tires on pieces of plywood - better for the tires and prevents divots in the asphalt driveway.
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The only thing I do is park the tires on pieces of plywood - better for the tires and prevents divots in the asphalt driveway.
The plywood idea is also recommended when parking (long term, not overnight) on concrete.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:25 PM   #9
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thanks, just bought a pair of dual wheel covers in black,(I have scissor locks), and I want to get them screened with #71 Dave Marcis graphics in white. Old time nascar fan here. Also put tires up on slabs of treated 2x10s. We have grass campsites.
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