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Old 09-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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tire protection from asphalt tarmac

I live in Fl and I store my trailer in a black top covered asphalt rv storage lot. I have seen some guys in the past put boards under their tires and never had a chance to ask why? I've now noticed my yr old tires have fine hairline cracks in the sidewall rubber already. I have ordered covers for storage against the UV rays, however I was wondering if a board under the tires would also help to insulate against the heat transfer from the tarmac? Any input would be appreciated.... Thanks
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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It might help with heat somewhat. I think the bigger issue is how long it sits between use. If you use it regularly then it will not sit on the same part of the tire each time. I easily get 5 to 7 years out of tires and replace due to age not tread wear. Also I have never parked on boards or covered them to block the sun. In fact the tires on one side see very little sun where I park and I haven't noticed any difference side to side.
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I don't see water as being helpful either...

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I live in Fl and I store my trailer in a black top covered asphalt rv storage lot. I have seen some guys in the past put boards under their tires and never had a chance to ask why? I've now noticed my yr old tires have fine hairline cracks in the sidewall rubber already. I have ordered covers for storage against the UV rays, however I was wondering if a board under the tires would also help to insulate against the heat transfer from the tarmac? Any input would be appreciated.... Thanks

......First time I moved the trailer after an extended period I had a green patch on the concrete.
I cover and use a "drain tile" to allow the tread contact patch to dry out.

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Old 09-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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my yr old tires
Does this mean 1 year old or did you miss putting in a number?
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I meant..

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Does this mean 1 year old or did you miss putting in a number?
I did mean 1 yr old....
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