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Old 03-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #15
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The same for us ...parking inclined both fore/aft and side to side ...
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:56 AM   #16
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I use the orange blocks and frequently I've found that there was two inches OFF from side to side, even on some slabs. I'd bet that the slabs were level when laid, but many seem to be laid cheaply so the slab heaves and often breaks due to tree root growth and freeze and thaw cycles.
The slope may be intentional, to allow water to run off. I asked our concrete guy about making ours level side to side, and he wouldn't warranty the work if I demanded that (and front-to-back slope would have been a bigger problem). I guess water pooling and potentially ice is a major issue with concrete. So our parking pad is off side to side a bit - one orange block under the low side actually takes it a bit too far in the other direction.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:07 AM   #17
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I use the orange blocks also for leveling. The important thing when putting something under a tire is to make sure the entire tread or footprint of the tire is supported. It is possible to damage a tire by allowing part of a tire to remain unsupported. I went to a RV tire seminar years ago and this was brought up as an issue that could damage the belts.

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Tires should be off the ground during storage

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I use the orange blocks also for leveling. The important thing when putting something under a tire is to make sure the entire tread or footprint of the tire is supported. It is possible to damage a tire by allowing part of a tire to remain unsupported. I went to a RV tire seminar years ago and this was brought up as an issue that could damage the belts.

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Tires should be off the ground during storage:

Store the vehicle such that all weight is removed from the tires.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company - Storing Tires

Ideally, a vehicle in storage should be placed on blocks to remove all weight from the tires.
Tire Storage - Goodyear RV

Don't store a vehicle with weight on its tires for extended periods of time. Long-term inactivity is more harmful to tires than weekly drives that flex the tires and help maintain oil dispersion within the rubber compounds.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=37

If tires are on vehicle, store on blocks to remove load from the tires. Maintain placard inflation pressure.
Tire Storage | Michelin Tires

Remove the vehicle's weight from the tires (put vehicle on jack stands)
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