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Old 03-18-2008, 10:16 PM   #15
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Aluminum Corrosion Rate

Here is the corrosion rate of aluminum in Direct Contact with concrete at various moisture levels. Looks like just sitting above concrete would have no impact on the metal.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:40 AM   #16
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I thought I had read somewhere on the website that storage on a concrete pad can cause corrosion problems. I did a search but couldn't find anything. Can someone give me some information about whether storage on concrete can cause corrosion?

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I have been told that concrete,over time, will harm the tires if left in direct contact. I have my tires on wood blocks.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:57 AM   #17
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Did you know that some brands of powdered coffee creamer ignite when placed over a flame? We quit making it available to our inmate population just for that reason. Nothing is safe anymore.
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We use that very item as a prop during some campfire ceremonies with kids (who are at a safe distance from the fire) - throw a handful at a fire (the adults do this, NOT the kids - and throw in the opposite direction of the kids) and it makes a big flash - the kids love it!

Additionally, that liquid hand sanitizer is pretty mugh gelled alcohol - low tech napalm. Works great for starting fires when it's damp - just keep it away from kids - they figure out its combustibiliy in no time!
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:57 AM   #18
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Speaking of chemicals

Never under estimate the ability of Fritoe's to burn. they are a great heat source.

YouTube - fritos chip burning
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:07 AM   #19
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Never under estimate the ability of Fritoe's to burn. they are a great heat source.

YouTube - fritos chip burning
It's BIO-FUEL!!!
Corn and Cooking oil - should be environmentally friendly.
I wonder how many it would take to make a decent campfire and what the cost compared to firewood would be?
Probably wouldn't smell as good as wood though!
Boy is THIS thread getting off-topic - sorry to all!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #20
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so can I store my airstream on fritos without corroding the aluminum???

but seriously, mine sits above concrete and I'm not the least bit worried about it...in fact I poured the concrete because previously it was a yard with moisture problems and I think that would be much worse...mildew, pests, etc.. pass me the coffee mate wouldja...

you wanna see FLAAAMES, torch up some silly string! wait: DONT!!!
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I have been told that concrete,over time, will harm the tires if left in direct contact. I have my tires on wood blocks.
Treated or un-treated wod? treated has all sorts of really bad chemicals in it. I would go with un-treated and replace it every couple of years.
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Treated or un-treated wod? treated has all sorts of really bad chemicals in it. I would go with un-treated and replace it every couple of years.
Untreated wood.
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Untreated wood.
Well, here in the south a piece of untreated wood even on a slab would be infested with termites in a short period of time. That's what happened to me. So then you start down the road of "treating" the piece of untreated wood to stop the bugs. I use untreated still but will switch to AL plate this summer.
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Serioulsy? Silly string burns? That is the coolest thing I have ever heard. If you don't see me for a while, I will be in the burn unit.


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so can I store my airstream on fritos without corroding the aluminum???

but seriously, mine sits above concrete and I'm not the least bit worried about it...in fact I poured the concrete because previously it was a yard with moisture problems and I think that would be much worse...mildew, pests, etc.. pass me the coffee mate wouldja...

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Probably the worst thing you'll have to worry about (unless you're out every weekend), is not the concrete pad, but not moving the 'Stream often enough. Tires may need some slow driving for awhile to "round" out from sitting for so long. Can tend to "adopt" the flattened shape, especially if you don't keep the tire pressure constant.
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Probably the worst thing you'll have to worry about (unless you're out every weekend), is not the concrete pad, but not moving the 'Stream often enough. Tires may need some slow driving for awhile to "round" out from sitting for so long. Can tend to "adopt" the flattened shape, especially if you don't keep the tire pressure constant.
The thumping started with our "63" Safari. After going thru winter

storage for the first year we had it, (real newbies then) on the pad. It took

probably 50mi at 30mph before the shaking stopped. The tires really took a

a beating that first winter and we had to change them out 2 seasons

later. We had just installed them when we purchased the trailer.

What we do now....
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The thumping started with our "63" Safari. After going thru winter

storage for the first year we had it, (real newbies then) on the pad. It took

probably 50mi at 30mph before the shaking stopped. The tires really took a

a beating that first winter and we had to change them out 2 seasons

later. We had just installed them when we purchased the trailer.

What we do now....
Man, I didnt have any problems until I started reading this forum. That makes a lot of sense. We are getting ready for the first trip out. Headed to Orcas Island with the Kayaks for 7 days. I moved the AS at least every month over the winter so I hope that is enough to protect the tires.

Thanks for the heads up.

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