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Old 06-22-2012, 04:21 AM   #29
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Whats your point? No, you cannot turn 'directional' tires around.. Well, ok you CAN, but the wet traction wont be there..

What else is confusing?
My point is you, and others, are saying it is okay to rotate tires any direction ...

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If you have radial tires and decide to have them rotated, they should only be switched between front and back on the same side. It's my understanding that the radial belts will be compromised if they are put on so they rotate the opposite way they have been doing.
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Thats old way thinking, years ago.. no need to worry anymore...
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That thinking went out the door about the time Edison invented the light bulb...
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...Heres a diagram.. notice that you can flip tires if you wish...
... when apparently, according to the article YOU posted to prove they COULD, on some tires it is NOT okay. So to keep things clear for the non- mechanically inclined such as I, you need to specify that SOME can be rotated indiscriminately, but CHECK YOURS, because some have restrictions on where they can be rotated - just as frankdamp said.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #30
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Kathryn, I understand the confusion. The bottom line on tire rotation is don't cross rotate directional tires -- that's side to side (they'll have an arrow on the side showing direction of rotation). Those tires can only be rotated front to back. Also, ensure the rear duals are of the same size and tread depth so that one tire is not doing more work than the other.

And, the bottom line below that bottom line is it is rare, if ever, a motorhome will wear out a set a tires so tire rotation is not something you'll likely have to do.

Do you have irregular or excessive wear on one or more of your tires? If you do, it will likely be on the steer axle and you'll likely be able to see it, or feel it if you run your hand over the tread. You can insert an object like a penny or even a tread depth gauge and measure the tread depth across the face of the tread.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #31
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My point is you, and others, are saying it is okay to rotate tires any direction ...







... when apparently, according to the article YOU posted to prove they COULD, on some tires it is NOT okay. So to keep things clear for the non- mechanically inclined such as I, you need to specify that SOME can be rotated indiscriminately, but CHECK YOURS, because some have restrictions on where they can be rotated - just as frankdamp said.
Well if YOU would read it again, I said only that just having 'radial tires' does not mean YOU have to keep them in the same direction. The article I posted says the same UNLESS they are DIRECTIONAL tires. Now DIRECTIONAL tires ARE NOT damaged by going 'backwards'. Rather they are DIRECTIONAL due to their tread design which is optimized for best wet traction in one, well, direction. Thus, it is not recommended that your reverse the rotation on them while rotating.

And, if YOU would look at the picture I posted, it also gives YOU the same options, reverse rotation and same rotation..

I suggest YOU quit trying to pick a fight and actually try to understand whats going on before YOU post crap..



edit: And no, YOUR RV tires ARE NOT directional tires and therefore YOU do not need to worry about it.
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