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Old 06-04-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Rotating tires

I have a 2015 Itasca Sunova with special rims. I am being told that in order to rotate the tires they would have to take all the tires off of the rims and re-mount and -re-balance. Then I called another RV dealer and they told me not to rotate the tires because the rear are different from the front. Anyone else run into this issue?
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:42 PM   #2
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I have a 2015 Itasca Sunova with special rims. I am being told that in order to rotate the tires they would have to take all the tires off of the rims and re-mount and -re-balance. Then I called another RV dealer and they told me not to rotate the tires because the rear are different from the front. Anyone else run into this issue?
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Same here, I doubt many rotate the tires on Class A MHs.
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In principle its a good idea, in practice not so much. The duals need to be matched up VERY closely or it'll lead to trouble-irregular wear pattern or possible blow due to heating. while tire manf's say rotation change doesn't hurt them any more, my experience in the trucking field says otherwise. Basically for us RV users, its not worth the HASSLE and will probably lead to out of balance situations.
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There is no need to rotate them unless one has unusual wear and you want to move it to a less sensitive position. It is not a necessary routine, preventive maintenance procedure.

Whether or not they would have to be dismounted depends on the wheels your coach is equipped with. Many with allow wheels have them only on the four that are visible from the outside, meaning that the inner duals are plain steel instead of fancy chrome or aluminum. You probably would not want those on the front, for example, but that would be for cosmetic reasons.

Some coaches use different size tires on front and rear axles as well, which precludes rotating them from front to rear.
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I have a 2015 Itasca Sunova with special rims. I am being told that in order to rotate the tires they would have to take all the tires off of the rims and re-mount and -re-balance. Then I called another RV dealer and they told me not to rotate the tires because the rear are different from the front. Anyone else run into this issue?
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You were told correctly. The inner dual rims are steel virtually every time, and not interchangeable to any other wheel position. The exception is when the MH is on a truck chassis with steel rims all-around.
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The only time mine have been rotated was when I drove the rig, otherwise I left them alone.
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You were told correctly. The inner dual rims are steel virtually every time, and not interchangeable to any other wheel position. The exception is when the MH is on a truck chassis with steel rims all-around.
Not totally true, some of the higher end rigs (our Magna is one) do have aluminum inner dual wheels (personally verified last week) as well as all the outer ones. That makes them changeable, inner to outer or vice versa. Not common though.
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Mine are also all alloy wheels, including the inner duals.
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Rotating tires

Mine are all steel (with SS covers), and I just swapped inner duals with front. I installed Centramatic balancers on the front and since front had most wear, just wanted best tread on steer tires. Had rear spin balanced, just because it was included in swap, and wow what a better ride. The balancers took out all the front vibration. The right front was out of balance quite a bit.


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