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nykolas

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Posted: 05/11/20 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi[emoticon]

I have a 2008 Everest fifth wheel that I've set up on a piece of land and plan to leave it there for a couple of years at least, using it during the summer time.

Should I raise the fifth wheel so the tires are off the ground?

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Posted: 05/11/20 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

do not think so but place something under the tires so they are not on the ground and get tire covers

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Posted: 05/11/20 04:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You probably don’t need to and most don’t but I do for peace of mind when our trailer is parked longer than 2-3 months.


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Posted: 05/11/20 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree but protect from sun damage.


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Posted: 05/11/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No. Something between the earth and the tires is somewhat beneficial but also not required. Maybe something like plastic or plywood if on dirt.


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Posted: 05/11/20 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I no nothing about fifth wheels in regards to tires. But for my MH Goodyear says to use the levelers to reduce weight on the tires and to inflate them 25% more than normal to reduce flat spotting.


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nykolas wrote:

for a couple of years at least


That's quite a while. I'd elevate them or maybe spin them around every year so a different part is making contact. Also, how old are the tires? It might be time to consider changing them when you do eventually move.

Aside from the tires, if I were leaving my RV stationary for that long I'd throw it up on the blocks just for my comfort while using it.

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Posted: 05/12/20 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For that length of time I would put the rig on RR ties and get the tires off the ground; or at least take the load off. You might also review the suggestions on the Michelin website: https://www.michelinman.com/storingTires.html


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It's hard on the sidewalls to stay in the same position for that long. Especially if they are in the sun.

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Many times I have spent 6 months at a time in PalmSprings, CA with lot's of Sun and never covered a tire. Never a crack or tire issue from doing so. Never use 303 either.

Bottom line.......Quality Tires!!!


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