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Old 10-16-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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2017 35K.....Tire rotation

About 6000 miles on the beast since Feb 2017 when we picked it up. What do the gurus recommend for tire rotation. I suspect it's done front to front and rear to rear but that's a guess.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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My opinion
If you see uneven tire wear get the alignment looked at. Otherwise watch your tire pressures and you'll find the tires will age out (6 or 7 years depending on manufacturer) before you wear out the tread.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:33 AM   #3
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Agreed. No need to rotate tires.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:41 AM   #4
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Youíll probably want the front end aligned even if you donít rotate. I understand that ford aligns them when they leave their factory, but the RV manufacturers and dealers do not. All the added weight from the coach will mess with the alignment and they recommend having them aligned at 7k or so miles.
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:06 PM   #5
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I rotate the toad's tires, not the MH's tires.
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Traveler is incorrect about Fleetwood aligning coaches. All coaches are aligned at the plant after they have been assembled. I obtained this information from the representative during a tour of the Fleetwood factory last year. That is not to say that a delivery driver didn't knock it out of alignment on the delivery trip. If the wheel is straight and the coach doesn't pull the alignment should be OK.
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After the test drive on my last two coaches I had the dealer have the coach aligned prior to me accepting it due to pulling or the wheel being off center.
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Agree - no need to rotate unless there is some unusual wear in one position. And then you still need to fix the problem that caused the unusual wear - rotating just moves the worn tire to another place. It's not a fix for anything.

Rotating tires will even out difference in the normal wear of front vs rear tires, but it makes as much or more sense to simply replace worn tires axle by axle. If the fronts wear out first, just buy two new tires for the front. Chances are all 6 (or 8) tires will die of old age before they wear out anyway...
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:08 AM   #8
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I almost bought a coach but test drove it first. Pulled hard to the right. Dealer took to Freightliner, it had severe damage caused by delivery people. 2nd one also pulled to right but was correctable with alignment.
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I don't "rotate" but my tire purchase strategy rotates the tires.

Every two or three years, I buy two new tires, and put them on the front.

I move the old fronts to the outside dullies.

I move the old outside dullies to the inside dullies on the opposite side of the MH. This keeps the tires rotating in the same direction.
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I move the old outside dullies to the inside dullies on the opposite side of the MH. This keeps the tires rotating in the same direction.
Maybe I don't know enough about how duallies work, but how does what you said above keep the tires rotating in the same direction? Seems like it would do just the opposite.
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Maybe I don't know enough about how duallies work, but how does what you said above keep the tires rotating in the same direction? Seems like it would do just the opposite.
You could go straight back, but I switch sides. This alternates the tire from left side to right side, but still keeps the tire rotating in the same direction.
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I don't rotate motorhome ties unless uneven wear. And finding out why the uneven wear.
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