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Old 08-15-2019, 10:49 AM   #1
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Cost of tire rotation, balance, & align

I was hoping that another Palazzo owner could tell me an approximate cost of having my tires rotated, balanced, and aligned. Preferably at a Freightliner facility.


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Most people rarely if ever have their motor home tires rotated due primarily to the fact that most people change tires every 5 to 7 years. This is done to avoid blow outs due to the tires becoming brittle and cracking.

Balancing is another story, some never balance while others have traditional balancing done or add those balancing devices inside their tires or externally.

Alignment is a different story. That should be checked periodically to make sure the coach is steering straight and to avoid excessive front tire wear.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:55 PM   #3
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Most people rarely if ever have their motor home tires rotated due primarily to the fact that most people change tires every 5 to 7 years. This is done to avoid blow outs due to the tires becoming brittle and cracking.

Balancing is another story, some never balance while others have traditional balancing done or add those balancing devices inside their tires or externally.

Alignment is a different story. That should be checked periodically to make sure the coach is steering straight and to avoid excessive front tire wear.

I asked because when we bought our coach we took their course on maintaining the coach and they recommended all three of those things.


I know that I need to balance and align because I've hit some big potholes and I now vibrate at certain speeds.


Thanks for the info. Have you ever done any of these and, if so, would you consider sharing the cost.


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Cost of tire rotation, balance, & align

What the previous owner of my coach recommended, I have also seen it here, and I follow is: every 2 years or so I purchase 2 new tires and have them mounted on the front steer. The front steers, which are 2 years old get moved to rear and oldest 2 rears discarded. Alignment checked at this time. This keeps the freshest tires on the steer which are never more than 2 years old and no tires over 6 or maybe 7 depending on the date code when purchased are on the MH.
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For balance, I installed DynaBeads. Tires and the whole rotating assembly (hubs, drums, lug nuts, hubcaps, etc.) are rebalanced continuously. CentraMatics are another solution. Spin balancing is so 1980.
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For balance, I installed DynaBeads. Tires and the whole rotating assembly (hubs, drums, lug nuts, hubcaps, etc.) are rebalanced continuously. CentraMatics are another solution. Spin balancing is so 1980.
1980 was such a great year.
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I had my front end alignment at Purcell. I believe it was around $160.
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About 18 months ago we had our coach in the Freightliner shop in Ft. Worth. An alignment was one of the services to be performed. They shipped it out to a shop next door for the alignment. If I had known that, I might have been able to save some $$$ by taking it to that shop instead of the Freightliner shop. Call around to find out where an alignment and other services can be performed and the associated costs.
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