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Old 09-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Travel Trailer Tire Rotation?

I have a dual axel TT with about 5300 miles on it. I have not done anything with the tires other than keep them inflated. Is it necessary to rotate the tires from front to back?
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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I don't rotate trailer tires. They usually are changed due to age rather than wear.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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It won't hurt to do that.
Move them just diagonally across so they change side and axle, which will change their rotation.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:02 AM   #4
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I would say it's silly to rotate them at 5k as my factory tires didn't even make 5k. The tires on a lot of the new trailers are pitiful!
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:54 PM   #5
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If they are wearing even I would just leave them alone.
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I rotate ours every fall when doing my Pre snow birding travel south. I always find that all the tires wear differently
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We put 10,000 on this past year on the Montana 3400. I'm going to rotate. The question is Front to Back or Diagonal???
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We put 10,000 on this past year on the Montana 3400. I'm going to rotate. The question is Front to Back or Diagonal???
A belated ; Welcome to iRV2. first post I see.

Personally, I just went front to rear, always maintaining the same direction of rotation on the tires. This is a subject of debate, many say maintaining rotation direction is un-necessary on most non-directional tires. Just goes back to the training I had when radial tires were introduced , description at the time was , think of it as stroking a cat's hair, if you go from head to tail, you get purring , tail to head... a very unhappy cat. After 10,000 miles of contacting the pavement in one direction, a tire becomes directional, vibrations can result from reversing rotation.
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I agree with caissiel, it is a good idea to rotate them. Use the standard 4 tire rotation, front to back same side back to front crossed. If you include the spare then the spare goes to right front, front to back same side, right rear to left front, left rear to spare. I do mine every other year, which has been about 7 to 8000 miles.
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