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Old 09-10-2019, 01:56 PM   #1
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Tire Rotations on Sprinter Cassis

Does anyone have an opinion on tire rotations on a 2019 Jayco Melbourne. My service rep said each wheel is specific to its location. He can swap the tires to the opposite sides but says this will do nothing for wear.
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I'm guessing you have aluminium front and outer rears. If polished on one side only, then yeah, they're specific to each location.

But to be realistic, at least in my case, they're likely to age out long before I wear them out.
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We have a 2018 Jayco Melbourne. I don't know how you can rotate the tires. If you have Aluminum rims then the front and back can't be switched. The inside duals are on steel rims that must not be mixed with the aluminum due to the mounting stud sizes.



I would just consider them fixed and replace as needed. We did replace the stock Conde tires with Michelins and kept one Conde as an unmounted spare.


Congrats on the new RV. Get a trickle charger and plug it into the lighter outlet under the ashtray.
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We have a 2018 Jayco Melbourne. I don't know how you can rotate the tires. If you have Aluminum rims then the front and back can't be switched. The inside duals are on steel rims that must not be mixed with the aluminum due to the mounting stud sizes.



I would just consider them fixed and replace as needed. We did replace the stock Conde tires with Michelins and kept one Conde as an unmounted spare.


Congrats on the new RV. Get a trickle charger and plug it into the lighter outlet under the ashtray.
Good call on the trickle charger/maintainer plugged into the always hot outlet under the ashtray. I power my Stanley FatMax BC8S from the inverter off the solar/batteries in the summer, and plugged into shore during the winter. Works perfect for me, and so far so good, on keeping the chassis battery charged.
I also won't be rotating my tires any time soon. Maintain suspension appropriately, and replace as required, works.
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I do not recommend rotating tires on a class C with duel rear wheels. For 95% of owners, the tires will age-out long before they wear-out.

My concern with rotating the rear tires is that the lesser worn will then be positioned to carry more weight than it's partner, instead of each pair of rear tires worn to carry the load equally. The change in position may encourage a tire blow-out.

The two front tires are in their own world. No harm rotating them with each other. Because of front alignment needs and such, front tires often wear strangely so replacing them independently of the rears is not uncommon.
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Take tire rotation of your list of maintenance items. It is highly unlikely that you will wear the tires out before they age out. If you have aluminum wheels, proper rotation requires that tires be unmounted from the rear wheels (both the aluminum and the steel) and remounted. Not good for the tires or your wallet.
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Hi Ron,
You don't want to rotate the front tires from left to right. Radial tires pick up a set from the braking action. In essence the sidewall cords start to shift in reaction to braking and if you shift them to the opposite side the cord gets pushed in the opposite direction and eventually will bulge and crack the sidewall. That's why they specify moving tires from front to back on cars, but never across.
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Tire Rotations on Sprinter Cassis

I have a 2017 Sprinter RV with 15k miles. The tires still look great and are wearing evenly. What I have researched says donít rotate and thatís what I plan to do.

You do need to monitor wear for any potential alignment issues.
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You don't want to rotate the front tires from left to right. Radial tires pick up a set from the braking action. In essence the sidewall cords start to shift in reaction to braking and if you shift them to the opposite side the cord gets pushed in the opposite direction and eventually will bulge and crack the sidewall. That's why they specify moving tires from front to back on cars, but never across.
I recall that. Thank you for the correction!
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