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Old 08-02-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Tire Rotating

I have a 37' F53 chassis and the tires have 10,000 miles on them. I can see some wear so when should I rotate them to the back?
Do I need to have them dismounted from the rim and moved?
I know the rim can be flipped, but wont this leave the mounting markes on the outside?
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:48 PM   #2
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I have a 37' F53 chassis and the tires have 10,000 miles on them. I can see some wear so when should I rotate them to the back?
Do I need to have them dismounted from the rim and moved?
I know the rim can be flipped, but wont this leave the mounting makes on the outside?
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My coach is currently 3 years on it's 3rd set of 6 RV tires.
The 1st 2 sets lasted 8 years each and where NEVER rotated.

Some tire wear is normal/common.
However if your tires are wearing unusually/unevenly me thinks you need a wheel alignment...(NOT a tire rotation).

BTW what are "mounting makes"?
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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I only rotate if unusual tire wear. And figure out why there is unusual tire wear. In two motorhome and four sets of tires, have never needed to rotate. .
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:54 PM   #4
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Tire Rotating

I just had mine rotated. The outside edge of both front tires were wearing smooth.

I spoke to a couple of alignment shops and they said it was the tire more than likely.

I had the two front tires put on the drivers rear.

I have had the coach for a little over a year and put about 7K miles on it.
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Like Mel says, you don't put on enough miles to worry about rotating tires. Ask a trucking company how many miles they do before they rotate.
If you have wear, you have a problem that rotating is not going to fix.
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Never had a MH tire rotated in the years we've had MH's (1988 on).
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Me neither.

Rotating a tire that has unusual wear just puts a good tire in the position where it too will get worn in the same way. Some people feel safer if a damaged tire is on a rear wheel vs the front, on the assumption that they can better handle a rear blowout. If I thought there was any danger of a blowout, that tire would not be anywhere on my coach!

So the first step is to fix what caused the odd wear pattern. Then decide whether the tire is still safe to use or not.


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I spoke to a couple of alignment shops and they said it was the tire more than likely.
First time I ever heard of that! Nor do I believe it. Uneven wear can be alignment, wheel balance, bad shocks or even a bent wheel, but claiming it is the tire itself stretches credulity.
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The DW had our s rotated on the DP and I we had nothing but issues after that with the tires and every vibration you can amagine. She did not consult me just did and the idiots that did it, at an oil change, did not test drive the vehicle. Could not drive it above 40 MPH. She wont do it again.
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Because of rather limited mileage the tires will be run, and will probably need to be replaced by date, I never rotate mine. Alignment is good and therefore, no unusual wear pattern occurs.
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Because of rather limited mileage the tires will be run, and will probably need to be replaced by date, I never rotate mine. Alignment is good and therefore, no unusual wear pattern occurs.
That's my approach too. Rotating tires on anything with duals is chancy since a "set" of duals must be with 1/4" in diameter.
Mismatching Dual Tires: A Sure-Fire Way to Kill Two Tires at Once
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Thank you for all your replies. The wear is minimal so I will just leave it alone and keep an eye on it.
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