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Old 10-18-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Rotating dually tires

Anyone considered rotating their dually tires to extend life? The UV wear on the tire shouldn't affect the inside tire like it does the outside tire. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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It has been discussed before and the general consensus was that the tires would age out before they would wear out.

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Old 10-18-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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Gotcha so it's age regardless of exposure to the sun. Why do people buy this covers?
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If you live in areas with 300+ days of sunshine, you buy covers. Tires age even faster when parked in intensive sunshine.
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Anyone considered rotating their dually tires to extend life? The UV wear on the tire shouldn't affect the inside tire like it does the outside tire. Any thoughts on this?
There could be 2 points on your question.

1. Rotating duals to minimize UV wear, to me is not important if you cover them. If not...maybe based on your climate, total sun exposure...

2. Rotating duals to minimize road wear might be a more valid reason. See this. Should you rotate your RV's tires?
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I'm really just talking about UV. Come to think of it...my RV usually only gets sun on the passenger side when it's home 20 days a month. Maybe I'm splitting hairs here.
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:19 PM   #7
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I'm really just talking about UV. Come to think of it...my RV usually only gets sun on the passenger side when it's home 20 days a month. Maybe I'm splitting hairs here.
If your coach is getting sun 20 days a month on one side then I personally would cover those tires. I cover all of mine just to keep the hot sun from directly hitting them, it certainly is not going to do any harm.
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Where would you rotate them to? You can't rotate them front to rear without making a lot of changes and costing a fortune. You can't move them from the inside to the outside without dismounting them, again a huge expense.

If your duals are inflated and balanced properly, there is really no need to rotate them. For the first time in my RVing life, I was able to rotate tires, since I now have a tag. I was able to rotate the fronts, which wear differently to the tag position. It did cost me $150.00 for mounting and dismounting four tires.
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Gotcha so it's age regardless of exposure to the sun. Why do people buy this covers?
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I have a class C.

I have had all 7 tires on the front. I have rotated for smoothness & longer mileage, but the UV issue is also a benefit.

As long as the tires continue to turn the same direction-you can put them front or back.

ie, outside rear right side will go on front left. inside right rear will go to right front. No remounting involved.
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I have a class C.

I have had all 7 tires on the front. I have rotated for smoothness & longer mileage, but the UV issue is also a benefit.

As long as the tires continue to turn the same direction-you can put them front or back.

ie, outside rear right side will go on front left. inside right rear will go to right front. No remounting involved.
If you have an RV with the fancy wheels the inside duals will be on plain steel rims.

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Been RV'ing since 1957 and have never rotated the tires unless there was a wear problem. Otherwise they rotate when I drive.
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If you have an RV with the fancy wheels the inside duals will be on plain steel rims.

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Yes, that may be the best reason to not buy fancy wheels on a sprinter chassis, or any chassis, for that matter.
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