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Old 10-10-2015, 10:23 PM   #31
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Good that you had a welder do that!

We are on somewhat of a slope and it is on gravel. Not much interest in being off of the ground.
In one of my many jobs before teaching, I was a welder, so this would have been an easy one. But, as Mary sanely reminded me, not worth buying a welder for a $50 job.

I'm lucky to have that fine shed you saw with that nice flat concrete floor to store Blue in.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:40 AM   #32
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Saw remarks by people from Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear and all said to put material such as wood, cardboard or plastic under the tires if on concrete or asphalt and some said other surfaces as well. No reasoning given.
I would be very interested to read any of these remarks!

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Hi Floating Cloud... My guess would be to prevent indelible marks on whatever surface the long range storage is upon. Alf
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #34
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I would be very interested to read any of these remarks!

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Just found them in searching on that topic so I am sure you can.
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Hi Floating Cloud... My guess would be to prevent indelible marks on whatever surface the long range storage is upon. Alf
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These were remarks by tire company people on how to store the tires for the good of the tires. Unfortunately, they did not say what that was supposed to do so no telling what it is worth. We don't put anything.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:48 PM   #36
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Forgive me, but I suspect that even on 'authoritative' sites, some information posted has been gathered by some minion who surfed the web rather than do proper research.
How hard is it for the kid at Goodyear to simply copy and paste from the Michelin site?
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Yes, no telling. You pick your sources. That was three different people from three different tire companies. Maybe they all give bad advice based on nothing or wrong info. Since they did not give reasoning, can't tell.
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Tires on wood

For me it only takes a minute or two to back the 19 up onto a couple of 2 X12s. I am so old school that my dad told me it was a good thing to do when I bought my first boat and trailer at age 15. Been doing it ever since. Take the batteries inside in the winter and keep trickle charged with a tender in rotation all winter. I store the batteries on boards too. Works for me and I just have it as part of the put away for winter procedure even though I am going to get new tires in the spring. We had a thanksgiving afternoon winterization ritual when I grew up where Dad would direct the efforts of his three sons out in the garage while he got pleasantly plowed. I would give anything for those days almost a half century ago.
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For me it only takes a minute or two to back the 19 up onto a couple of 2 X12s. I am so old school that my dad told me it was a good thing to do when I bought my first boat and trailer at age 15. Been doing it ever since. Take the batteries inside in the winter and keep trickle charged with a tender in rotation all winter. I store the batteries on boards too. Works for me and I just have it as part of the put away for winter procedure even though I am going to get new tires in the spring. We had a thanksgiving afternoon winterization ritual when I grew up where Dad would direct the efforts of his three sons out in the garage while he got pleasantly plowed. I would give anything for those days almost a half century ago.
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We should probably be on blocks in storage as we often are at campgrounds but we don't think of it. Maybe we will do that next time back. We do use tire covers.

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These were remarks by tire company people on how to store the tires for the good of the tires.
It sounded like tire store people. Sometimes even the customer assistance people for manufacturers say things that the designers of the product might find surprising.

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As far as manuals, you will find differences from vehicle to vehicle and year to year on many issues, the same kind of differences you will find when you question their reps. What you have here is about the perfect indoor storage situation that we and many do not have.
The manual which I quoted is Michelin's manual for owners of Michelin tires, not a vehicle. Yes, it described ideal conditions but even then it doesn't suggest avoiding concrete... although garages normally have concrete floors.

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Forgive me, but I suspect that even on 'authoritative' sites, some information posted has been gathered by some minion who surfed the web rather than do proper research.
How hard is it for the kid at Goodyear to simply copy and paste from the Michelin site?
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Since they did not give reasoning, can't tell.
I agree - advice without explanation is frustrating and difficult to apply. Shades of Baglo's RAV4/WD issue...
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