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Old 09-14-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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How often do you rotate the tires on Toad?

We tow a Chevy Colorado 4 down. While towed the odometer does not increase.

Should I keep track of the actual rolling miles on the tires?

Should I rotate according to the odometer or the actual rolling miles?

As far as tire wear, do you think the driving miles are the same as towing miles on the toad?

Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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I rotate the tires on my toad at every oil change.

I have found that the front tires wear more than the rear tires when towing.
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Don't think the toad knows whether it is under power or being towed as far as tire rotation goes. I would recommend rotating tires based on actual rolling mileage. As Dirk stated, I also notice more wear on fronts while towing.
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I attribute the extra wear on the front tires to two things.

The inherent play in tow bars allows side to side movement of the toad and the distance of the MH's hitch behind the rear wheels causes additional side to side movement due to steering correction when driving the MH.
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My tire guy (who also RV's) says every 5000 miles - regardless of how it gets on there. So, yes, keep track of towed mileage.
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The inherent play in tow bars allows side to side movement of the toad and the distance of the MH's hitch behind the rear wheels causes additional side to side movement due to steering correction when driving the MH.
Dirk, Consider if you will the Blue Ox Dual Immobilizer.


BX88225

With this device secured, I can grab my tow bar shank with both hands and rock the thing back and forth and the tow bar doesn't move in the receiver.

Eliminating the looseness at the draw bar to receiver connection greatly decreases the back and forth movement of the car. This helps extend the service life of the tires and reduces the stresses on the suspension.

Best thing is that this device isn't all that expensive and returns an excellent ROI.

I've been using the Blue Ox Dual Immobilizer for about a year.
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I'm familiar with the device and have been considering one.
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I rotate my tires four times a year or when they start to show flat spots. If I do a lot of sharp turns with the coach the front shows wear much faster
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Every 5000 miles per my tire guy.
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I rotate mine every oil change including the spare so when tire buying time comes it will be 5.
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I just rotated mine at 21,074 miles for the first time.
No odd wear on the fronts. Probably do it the next time in 2013
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I NEVER rotate Tires.....
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