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Old 11-23-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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I park the 5ver on a concrete floor for the winter months and was wondering is it better for the tires to be on wood or concrete for storage.

Thanks for your info.


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Old 11-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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We only use wood when parked on grass. It helps keep tires from "sinking".

Never had a problem with parking our fold down on concrete/gravel for whole winter.

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I park on cement. Have never had any problems with the tires on our present 5er, or the last MH that we had parked on cement.

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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We only use wood when parked on grass. It helps keep tires from "sinking".

Never had a problem with parking our fold down on concrete/gravel for whole winter.

Hope you and Karen had a great Thanksgiving!
We had a good Thanksgiving ate too much as usual. Hope you guys had a good one as well.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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I only use wood if on grass or to level trailer.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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I heard sometime back from somewhere that it is better to let the tires rest on wood when in storage than to be in direct contact with concrete. I've used 2 half sheet 4x8 ply for the past 4 years, plus I've also secured my wheel stops on the back end of the boards so I know where Iam at in relationship to the back of the barn.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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We have a asphalt driveway and the person that put in the drive way said to part on wood - I think it was mostly to prevent 'denting" the driveway after years of the trailer sitting in the same spot. May help the tires too.

I think there are more concerns about parking on grass for a long period of time.
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I put mine on wood, didn't think it would hurt...don't know if it will help but what the heck Don't know why but thought I heard it somewhere so I went with it.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:06 AM   #9
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I think I read on one of the other forums awhile back that wood is not recommended. Because wood will absoard the moister. Which then the tire will sit on wet wood. I park mine on plastic levels.
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When i talked to Nanco, the manufacturer of the tires that came on my zinger (all four had bad checking and cracks on sides after last year's winter storage) Nanco rep advised that when parking on concrete I should place cardboard or wood to provide seperation from floor during storage. New tire dealer said the same as I purchased four new tires. Old spare looked great so I kept it.
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I park the 5ver on a concrete floor for the winter months and was wondering is it better for the tires to be on wood or concrete for storage.

Thanks for your info.


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