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Old 10-20-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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I would like to know if anyone out there has ever replace the front tires on their RV and tried to get a little more wear out of the rear duals the rear duals.
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I would like to know if anyone out there has ever replace the front tires on their RV and tried to get a little more wear out of the rear duals the rear duals.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Robert-W, I did just that about 6 weeks ago on our 2004 Allegro. The front Michelin XRV tires were badly cracked on the sidewalls. The rear tires on the outside were not cracked nearly as bad, and the inside duals showed no signs of cracking. I had the rear duals switched side to side, and outside to inside, and replaced the fronts with new Michelin XZE's. The tires I replaced were the original ones and and were 5 years old. I plan on running the crossed and rotated rears another 2 years. Hopefully!
Not nearly as bad on the old wallet this way also.

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Old 10-21-2008, 05:40 AM   #4
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I had a sidewall seperation problem last spring on one of my inside duals. TA wanted somewhere around $700 for a new tire, which seemed unreasonable to me. I limped it home and purchased two new Michelin XZE's for the front took the steers off put them on the back and now carry a spare. I had about 35,000 on the tires so saw no reason to buy all 6. Hope this helps.
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Did the exact same this past spring......new fronts at truck center with tech inspect of rear 4.....told they looked fine and no reason to fool with them....15K miles and 4 years (so far)....seems to be a little "paranoia factor" amongst some posters on these RV forums sooooo you may get MANY more opinions than you want...IMHO, of course
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I had to replace the fronts on the Vectra at 37K miles - bad alignment issue, mostly my fault for not noticing earlier. I went ahead and replaced all 6, because I wanted the load carrying upgrade (went from 255 LRG to 275 LRH).

Retrospectively, I should have kept the 4 rear takeoffs - they were in good condition and were only ~4 years old with probably 50% tread life. Since our coach is stored in a heated garage, it isn't as subject to ozone damage as many.
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Yes I did the front replacement of my tires this spring.

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We did that routinely because we used different sized tires on the front axle than the rear axle.
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