Originally Posted by Farmer Dan
When I bought my new '17 26U it had GYM tires on it. I don't like those tires. I bought 16" aluminum wheels and Michelins and installed immediately. Now, I have traded the 26U for a new '19 Globetrotter 27'. I kept the 16" wheels / Michelins and installed them on the new GT. My question concerns the storage of the new GY Endurance tires / wheels until I decide to reinstall them after the Michelins wear out. Is it better to store these tires uninflated or with minimal air or at full air pressure ?? My shop is heated and air conditioned. Also does wood between the tires and cement floor for storage make a difference ??
First, storing tires is generally a bad idea. Rubber deteriorates over time, so unless you are planning on reinstalling those tires in the next 2 or 3 years, you might be further ahead to sell them.
But if you decide to keep them, take as much of the air out of them as you can. Store them sidewall to sidewall with wood between them - especially the bottom assembly between the floor and the tires. (I'm assuming you are keeping the tires mounted.)
Cover them with a tarp or something breathable. Keep them away from source of ozone (electric motors) and heat. Inside the shop in a dark corner is a good idea.