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Old 06-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Rotating tires ?

I'm not sure if I am being taken or not.
I had a small town mechanic tell me I needed to rotate the tires on my 34 foot Pace Arrow.
I didn't do it, never heard of such a thing.
How would you rorate 6 tires?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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from what i have read, its a waste of time and money. how many miles will you put on the tires in 5-7 years? besides, wont it look funny with 4 tires up front and only 2 in the back???

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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Of course they can be rotated, and if, for some reason, you were constantly in motion and put on, say, 100,000 miles per year, you might want to do it.

However, us normal RV'ers will never wear out our tires. They become too old to use so have to be replaced, which means rotation accomplices nothing other than help the person that does the work pay their bills.


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Old 06-17-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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They used to advise that you rotate the rear duals across from each other the fronts across as well. The last new one that I purchased they had done away with that reccomendation.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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from what i have read, its a waste of time and money. how many miles will you put on the tires in 5-7 years? besides, wont it look funny with 4 tires up front and only 2 in the back???

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I just checked my manual and it basically says IF you notice any unusual wear than you should rotate your tires. Otherwise check the chassis manual.

If your front tires are wearing, swap them with the outside rear tire on the same side.

If your rear tires are wearing, swap the inside tire with the outside tire on the same side.
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from what i have read, its a waste of time and money. how many miles will you put on the tires in 5-7 years? besides, wont it look funny with 4 tires up front and only 2 in the back???

! Now that's a good one. On the serious side I would keep your money in your pocket.
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My tires came with free rotations and balance, so I may eventually have it done. Don't think I would ever pay for it though.
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I had a Chevy 3500 dually that I rotated the tires every 7,500 miles...I'm not about to rotate, or have rotated, the tires on this beast. The Chevy was also my daily driver, so it got lots more use mileage wise than the MH.
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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 thay rotate the opposite way they have been doing.

With typical RV mileage/year, I can't see any benfits to rotating them. The downside is they all wear out at the same time!
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if you do swap them around, make sure the tread depth is close on the dual pairs in the back, otherwise the larger tire takes more of the load.
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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 thay rotate the opposite way they have been doing

Your understanding is dated. That problem was corrected many years ago and is to be ignored. You can now rotate anyway the chassis builder recommends, side to side front to rear or diagonal. I personally would not bother on my coach. My car and pick-up are a different story.
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Outdated or not when you rotate radial belted tires you should always have them rotataing in the same direction as they were before. Inside rear to front, Outside rear to opposite sides on rear and fronts to opposite sides of out side rear.
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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 thay rotate the opposite way they have been doing.

With typical RV mileage/year, I can't see any benfits to rotating them. The downside is they all wear out at the same time!

That thinking went out the door about the time Edison invented the light buldb.. well not that long ago, but it is out of date. If you look at any auto manual, (yes some people do read the manuals), it says to cross them going to the drive axle and then the other straight back of foorward....or it may be the other way around.

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