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Old 09-01-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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Tire Rotation with a Tag Axle - 8 Tires

Hey Everyone and Happy Holiday -

Can anyone tell me what is the 'proper' method (or acceptable) on how to rotate the 8 tires on our Fleetwood Southwind 36' coach. Front-Back - Side-Side, and the dually-wheels also. Thanks so much -
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I don't think I know of anyone that rotates tires on an RV with a tag axle.

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I don't know of anyone that rotates tires on an RV UNLESS there's an alignment problem. Not worth the cost of doing it as your tires will age out before they wear out unless there's a mechanical problem or you have GoodYears with their infamous "rivering" problem.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
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I don't know about the 'rivering' but yes, the tires are new and are Goodyear...so no one roatates tires on RV's? Okay...thanks very much!

I searched the site and found it...I call that 'cupping' which on cars I related to shocks/struts and also alignment and rotation...but I'll learn. this site is so helpful!
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What Mr. D said...unless you put 10,000 or more miles on it per year- pocket the savings.
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How many OTR truckers do you think rotate their tires?

My guess is NONE.

As stated previously, unless you have a severe tire or mechanical problem that needs attention and correction FIRST, there is no need to rotate tires.

IF you were to rotate them, the tires would have to be dismounted as the wheels are not interchangeable. Front wheels stay on the front, rear wheels outside and inside stay where they are.

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There is no need to rotate tires unless you are experiencing an unequal wear problem. If I had a unusual wear issue with the front tires and felt I needed to get them off the front, I would move swap them with the two on the tag and leave the rear duals alone. There is no really good way to put just two tires on a set of four duals.
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There is no need to rotate but DR4film: All the wheels are the same. Just turned around. BUT if your wheels are not the newer no polish wheels roatating the wheels will leave you with a grungy side of the wheel showing.
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