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Old 10-19-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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This is our first trailer (X23B) after having popups. We always stored our popup in the garage, but with the trailer we had to opt for a storage facility. I've seen some trailers that have been parked on 2 x 6's for the winter.
Can someone explain the benefits of parking the trailer tires on boards?

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Old 10-19-2015, 11:27 AM   #2
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Some use boards to keep the tires from sinking into the ground, if not on a concrete surface. It also keeps the tires from indenting blacktop.
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There is some debate on the best surface to have the tires on to prevent or delay dry rot and/or ozone cracking. I personally use boards under the tires, and the pad we park it on next to our garage is crushed gravel. The biggest reason I use boards is to prevent it from sinking in the gravel. I doubt there is any one right way to do it, just personal preference.
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Luckily, our storage facility was just re-done with gravel last year. Nice and compacted and no boards needed!!
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Any arguments on storing the TT over a patch of lawn?
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Covered gravel pad and use boards also take the pressure of the suspension and tires when it is idle for 5 months.
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Thanks, appreciate the response. The storage facility we have is all compacted gravel and I've not seen any wheel indentations in other areas of the lot.
I'll give it a try without this winter and see how it fares.
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Any arguments on storing the TT over a patch of lawn?
I hope not - that's what I'm doing too. Have some boards under the tires to keep it from sinking and the Baja model makes it easy to get the mower under the edges. Planning to put a crushed gravel pad in next year.
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