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Old 06-20-2018, 01:59 PM   #1
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Jack stands or tires on the ground?

So, just wanted to get some opinions on my situation. We usually camp at least once a month from March-September and take our big trip in October. With my wife having to quit her job do to Psoriatic Arthritis and without a retirement on her part, things have been tight. I worked my part time job to pay for the new Goodyear Endurance tires for our 5er. Even though camping will be scarce this year (saving for our three week trip in October) and no little trips planned do to saving. Here’s my dilemma! I keep my 5er in our metal enclosed building with smooth concrete floors. Since my 5er will be sitting until October, would it be better to jack it up and put on jack stands under the unbolts on the backside of the wheels to keep the tires off the ground or to leave it setting on the tires without being moved until October? Asking for opinions for the tires not getting flat spots due to sitting. And while I’m at it do any of you put yours on jack stands during the winter. I use to but haven’t in the past few years.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:15 PM   #2
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Ours sits on the tires all winter and no problems. In the old days of bias ply tires they would get flat spots but would smooth out after a few miles. My father would put his tires on a piece of plywood did it do anything don't know but that's what he did in the winter.
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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I use plastic cutting boards under the tires to isolate them from the concrete or ground. Our is in the barn for the time being but will go back on the road this fall.



I kind of learned this from a friend. He set his Avion on plastic no matter where it was.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:05 PM   #4
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I’d let it sit on the rubber. Any flat spots you may get won’t be noticed and would be gone in the first mile.

UV is much harder on tires if that aren’t being used.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:20 PM   #5
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I am with the plywood under the tires group . Stops the cement or whatever from sucking the moisture from the rubber. At least that is what a good year guy told me years ago . And small pieces of ply are free at home construction sites
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:46 PM   #6
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Thanks, plywood sounds like a good idea.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:56 PM   #7
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Mine sits on the cement. Always has, and I've never had or seen any issues.
In fact, our rig hasn't moved since I backed it in the building last Oct.


I can't believe what I just said--last Oct.
I have to get that thing dewinterized and do some camping.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:48 PM   #8
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6 of 1, half dozen of the other, regarding how fussy you are. Myself, guilty of driving the old girl onto 2x10's for the winter, rather than just sit on the grass and possibly make indentations during spring thaw. I also made custom fit white wheel covers that stay on all winter. Personally I don't think anyone is wrong with there personnel winterizing procedure, but I'm definately guilt of that little thing some call fussy. Been told it a thousand times, by good friends that have no reason to lie...lol...
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:31 AM   #9
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I have one of these https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...t?cm_vc=-10005 horse stall pads from Tractor Supply. I cut it in half lengthwise and put in the shed I store my fifth wheel in. It also makes it easy to tell where I need to park when I back the trailer in.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:14 AM   #10
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I followed my Grandfathers lead, I park mine on top of some 2 x 10's when she is parked at our house. My trailer pad is made up of larger River rock and I doubt there would be any moisture sucking from the rocks but then again, what can it hurt to have it on some nice flat boards.
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