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Old 10-02-2015, 06:18 PM   #11
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The cement/concrete can leach chemicals to the rubber and on dirt you may create a pot hole since the wood spreads the weight over a greater surface.
My driveway is asphalt (black tar pavement). Does that change things, or wood is still advisable?

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Old 10-02-2015, 06:26 PM   #12
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I have never worried about lifting the frame and putting it on blocks at all. I have heard of it, but really see no benefit in it, as it is designed to be on the wheels anyway.
Agree with this. I roll the wheels onto a long 2 x 6 to keep them off the moisture laden ground.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:50 PM   #13
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Asphalt is better than cement but you will get an indentation after awhile, I'd still use a board or even a small narrow piece of plywood.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:57 PM   #14
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I kept my last trailer on a concrete floor from October to May for 11 years. No problem with either tires or the slab.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:40 PM   #15
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I don't see an issue with tires and ground moisture. Mine seemed to be fine in the Pacific Northwet with my vehicles parked outside for 32 years before I had a garage. They're wet for 6 months of every year!
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:54 PM   #16
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There's also a discounted belief that you shouldn't store flooded cell batteries on concrete and in folklore sitting on concrete causes hemorrhoids.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:18 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the opinions and thoughts! I"ll put the ideas in a coffee can and draw one... don't think I can go wrong!

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Old 10-02-2015, 09:21 PM   #18
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Yup, but don't keep that coffee can in the fridge..
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:46 PM   #19
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I've never heard of a car collector putting their car tires on wood to avoid having them on concrete or asphalt - draw whatever conclusion you want from that.

Lifting the frame 1.5" will take most of the load off the tires and suspension... if you decide that you need to lift it.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:36 PM   #20
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I had bubbles form on the inside of a set of tires on my last trailer, tire guy said I need to either block up the trailer so the tires are off the ground or remove them. I blocked it up the next year but have determined it's just too much work. I'll keep checking them and replace them when needed. My trailer sat from mid Oct to Mid April, at least.
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