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Old 10-14-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question UFO Rotate tires yes or no

Is there a significant reason to rotate tires as the manual says to do? I have one of those blow out preventors on the each of the front weels and I think it would be pretty expensive to rotate tires on the RV.
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I do not see a great deal of benefit just for the sake of accomplishing a recommended rotation. Most of us do not rotate RV tires. Tire reps have also shared that RV tire rotation has limited benefits. Keep an eye on the outside of the tread and check for abnormal wear. If the tires wear abnormally you may need to have your settings checked.

I have rotated my tires for purposes of adjusting the front end alignment and all I wanted to achieve was moving the square tires from the rear axle to the front axle. The rotation consisted of moving the outside rears to the front positions and restoring the fronts to the O/S rear.

I have found that rotating tires on the toad is more important since the wear and tear characteristics on those tires benefit from rotation.

Stay on top of your RV weights and pressures that will help you long term.
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..... all I wanted to achieve was moving the square tires from the rear axle to the front axle.....

Mike: we all know you are the eternal "beta-tester" for any thing to further enhance our RVing experience. Thanks for all you do and have done.

May I suggest you consider some of those new-fangled "round" tires....I hear they can greatly improve your ride and handling! ED
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May I suggest you consider some of those new-fangled "round" tires....I hear they can greatly improve your ride and handling! ED
Thank you Ed ..... ROTFLMAO.
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Good one Edgray, as soon as I saw that Driver had square tires I was going to tell him that round ones ride smoother but you told him already and I concur.
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Square tires last four times as long. When one side wears out you turn a new side down. Where can you find these tires? How much do they cost.
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Good to know. Do they come in a quite sliding highway tread. or just "off-road" pattern ?

I think MIKE got his at Fred & Barney's tire store in Bedrock. Mike was one of their FIRST customers...back in those days he had plenty of dracmas. ED
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Oblong tires are much smoother riding than square ones. Don't know if mileage would be as great though. Four sides would be hard to compete with.


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DC: I thought the oblong tires were what caused the porposing issue...of course I guess the KONIs would be able to handle that. ED
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If I had known that my oblong tires were causing porposing I would have gone for the square tires instead of the KONIs. I can not believe how much I learn on this forum!
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I can not believe how much I learn on this forum!
TRUE THAT! We are a wealth of information here, and some of it is highly accurate. Then again, sometimes we just need a little humor too

Thanks for sharing in the fun. ED
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Is there a significant reason to rotate tires as the manual says to do? I have one of those blow out preventors on the each of the front weels and I think it would be pretty expensive to rotate tires on the RV.
waht are those blow out preventors called(brand), where do you get them and how much do they cost? thanks walter
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If you guy's want to try driving square tires just come visit me in a few month. Up here it can get so cold over night that when I leave the house in the morning, the tires on my car are frozen stiff. The area that touches the pavement is frozen flat. It take a mile or so the get the rubber soft and the tire round again. With the shocks frozen too this makes for a bumby ride when I leave the house in the morning.

By the way, the coldest temp I have ever experienced since I live in Canada was in 1995 at CFB Shilo we had -45C with windchill -63C and that is degree C not degree F.
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After -10 it all feels the same whether it's C or F doesn't matter to me
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