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Old 08-10-2021, 04:53 PM
csdominey csdominey is offline
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These look like a good idea - prevention of flat spots on tires that don't get moved frequently enough. Not available in an RV size tho:

Did not find a discussion in the archives. Has anyone done a DIY for this? Maybe a scroll saw and a few 2x4's would work.

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Old 08-10-2021, 05:05 PM is offline
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Wow, for that much money you can buy a jack and four blocks of wood and block the tires off the ground. Which is better. And you get to use the jack for something else. Simple matter of jacking it up, take the blocks out and drive away.
Second reason is if a tire goes flat in storage it won't be messed up by sitting flat.
Just my cheap three cents.
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Old 08-11-2021, 01:22 AM
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I prefer to fly more, so it doesn't sit that long
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Old 08-11-2021, 02:21 AM
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If the curve of the block doesn't match the curve of the tire, it won't do anything.

Plus, you should have a compound curve (3D vs 2D) with aircraft tires.

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