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Old 06-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Tire Rotation

I just completed my first year of RV ownership but am still learning. What is the recommended time or mileage interval for tire rotation? I have a 2012 Itasca Navion iQ on a Sprinter chassis with dual tires on the back. I'm getting the first oil change at 10,000 miles on Thursday and am wondering whether the tires should be rotated. Thanks in advance.
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I've never rotated the tires on any RV I've owned. They usually age out before they wear out.
But, if you're getting uneven wear due to an alignment or tire problem (rivering on GoodYears) then it might be worthwhile.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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Yup, no rotation here unless there is a problem that creates uneven or bad wear pattern.
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Don't bother unless you have a bad wear pattern. Then see if the chassis owners manual has a recommendation.

Generally you will take the front two tires and swap them with a pair of dually wheels. Generally this will mean breaking down the tires from the wheels and remounting them.

You want the pair of dual tires to be as close as possible in circumference.

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You want the pair of dual tires to be as close as possible in circumference.
The tire manufacturers actually publish a spec on this.
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Waste of $$ rotating tires on an RV.
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If you are putting 10,000 miles per year on your MH you are driving about twice what is usual for RV's. So my thinking is your tires will last longer (exercise is good for tires)and so may require a rotation before they wear out. However, I agree with the other comments that there is no need to rotate unless you actually detect an abnormal wear pattern. I would not set a fixed mileage or a date certain. Only do it if required.
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