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Posted: 05/01/21 10:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Oregon coast is our favorite area. Astoria is our favorite town - Maritime Museum, trolly, Bow Picker, Ft Stevens, Lewis and Clark history and more. But from there to Brookings, the Oregon coast has a lot to offer.


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We volunteered at Heceta Head lighthouse. Awesome opportunity!

No, you don't need anything under the tires unless the site is uneven.

Regarding a support under the slide... do what you normally do. If you've always used one then use it. If not, then don't. Slides shouldn't have to have supports if made correctly.

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Nothing under the tires, and no slide support.

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Skipg wrote:

We will be spending 3 1/2 months on the Oregon coast I have two questions first if the travel trailer is parked on gravel do we have to put something underneath the tires second we have one slide out on our travel trailer the mechanism looks pretty strong do we need slide out stabilizers.

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I would say no and no as a full timer.
I addition Florence has an original A&W Drive in! In addition if you like great burgers, drive north to Waldport to Chubby's Food Cart. It is located on the east side of 101 just before the only stop light in town.

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Another thought; Weeds will grow thru gravel, more when there is no traffic moving. At home I park with tires on rubber mudflaps. This means no need to get string close to tire.

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In reverse order
I once saw a trailer where the owner had used Slide out stablizers and somethign happened....suffice to say I do NOT under any circumstances recommend them.

Second "Something under the tires"

For the first couple winters I parked my Class A on crushed rock, nothing but crushed rock under the tires.
I did (the 2nd winter) put wood blocks 12x12 2" thick (well 1 1/2) under the jacks. Then when it came time to leave (Mid winter) I raised jacks, drove off and triesd to move the frozen to the ground blocks. no joy
So I broke out the 8 pound hammer and tapped them gently
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Somehow I've missed Chubby's but will be there in July...

Will be basking on fresh crab at Kellys CG in Brighton Beach but love great burgers... Thanks

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No and No. Waste of money.

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ORbiker wrote:

Skipg wrote:

Florence Oregon on the central coast




Don't miss all the many lighthouses.

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That looks like the Coquille River lighthouse at Bullards Beach State Park





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Posted: 05/02/21 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would rather you put covers over the rubber tires to protect from UV rays than put something under them.
3-4 months is not a long time for tires parked. For long periods you could just put up on blocks or jackstands if worried. Modern tires do not get flat spots as easily as the old-days-tires.

I have let a trailer sit for a few years, then pull it across country with no tire issues.

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