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Old 10-24-2017, 12:23 AM   #1
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Anything to put under my tires during storage on hot asphalt?

I store my 2010 29RLS on asphalt and it gets HOT during the summer here in Texas.. I cover the tires to protect from UV, but my last set of tires (8-year old Goodyear Marathons) ended up splitting between the treads on all 4 tires during this past summer of storage. Not sure if it was from the heat, but the splitting sure looked like the tire just melted in the areas where they were on the asphalt and not on the rest of the tread..
I would like to put something under each tire during storage to keep the tires off of the asphalt's chemicals and extreme heat.
First of all, am I paranoid, or is very hot asphalt something to be concerned about during LONG TERM storage?
Next, I was thinking that maybe some plastic cutting boards might work well. Any thoughts on that?
I was thinking that wood planks might hold more moisture than I would like. I also thought of a plank of the "plastic" decking "wood" cut into 4 pieces (1 under each tire). That is kind of narrow though.
Anyone use anything else?
Thanks for any helpful input/ ideas anyone can share.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:05 AM   #2
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Use the lynx blocks..they are open web and will allow some air movement.
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The plastic decking will probably not hold/support the weight of the trailer
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:59 AM   #4
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I store my 2010 29RLS on asphalt and it gets HOT during the summer here in Texas.. I cover the tires to protect from UV, but my last set of tires (8-year old Goodyear Marathons) ended up splitting between the treads on all 4 tires during this past summer of storage. Not sure if it was from the heat, but the splitting sure looked like the tire just melted in the areas where they were on the asphalt and not on the rest of the tread..
I would like to put something under each tire during storage to keep the tires off of the asphalt's chemicals and extreme heat.
First of all, am I paranoid, or is very hot asphalt something to be concerned about during LONG TERM storage?
Next, I was thinking that maybe some plastic cutting boards might work well. Any thoughts on that?
I was thinking that wood planks might hold more moisture than I would like. I also thought of a plank of the "plastic" decking "wood" cut into 4 pieces (1 under each tire). That is kind of narrow though.
Anyone use anything else?
Thanks for any helpful input/ ideas anyone can share.
these tires are notorious for this issue... do a search on them you will see... you got 8 years out of them without a blow out consider yourself lucky... get the new endurance tires and sleep at night just fine.. hot weather is still cooler than when running them down the road..


radial tires can sit without issues... don't over think it.. otherwise every RV and car lot would have to replace their tires on vehicles that sit...


otherwise the best solution is to put it on jacks and keep all the weight off of the tires...
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8 years is about twice the expected service life of a trailer tire. Iím surprised you didnít have a catastrophic failure on the road in the last 4 years. I think covering them is also a waste of time. Ozone does more damage to rubber than UV. Unless youíre storing them in a vacuum, you canít avoid that.


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I have gravel/ rock at home so for the winter I drive up on 2 x 12 pressure treated boards. I do cover them and apparently now I should worry about ozone.
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"Ozone" some hear something if it is true or not and get panicky.........
You're right on at least put the tires on boards and cover them. Even better lift them of the ground and cover them. If they last ion Texas 8 years in cooler climates they will last 10
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2x12 will be fine.
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"Ozone" some hear something if it is true or not and get panicky.........
You're right on at least put the tires on boards and cover them. Even better lift them of the ground and cover them. If they last ion Texas 8 years in cooler climates they will last 10
the life of a car tire is 6 years... more than 6 years it limits your braking and cornering abilities... motorcycle tires are 3 years...(I am lucky to get 1 out of the rear ;o)) trailer tires are 4 years... sure you can get more out of them... but as stated before, my life is worth more than $600 bucks on the side of the road at night with rain and a busted up trailer with a panicked wife and kids... and I would hate to have to wait for AAA to show up... hopefully a cop would...but why put his/her life in danger because I wanted to get 8 years out of my 4 year tires?


you don't need to keep your tires off the ground nor do you need to put boards under them... they do not suffer any "flat spots" or deterioration by sitting on hot pavement or ice...


But whatever helps you sleep at night is what you need to do!
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We change trailer tires every three years no mater how good they look.Gone to E rated truck tires a couple years ago. Were in Phoenix cooking all summer too!
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