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Old 09-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Does anyone rotate trailer tires?

The most important way to get good distance out of truck tires is to rotate them properly, so my question is does anyone rotate tires or heard of that?? I have a tandem axle 5th wheel with original triangle tires and have only had one blow out (from a bolt) with almost 20,000 miles. I do use tst monitors for pressure and tempature.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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The most important way to get good distance out of truck tires is to rotate them properly, so my question is does anyone rotate tires or heard of that?? I have a tandem axle 5th wheel with original triangle tires and have only had one blow out (from a bolt) with almost 20,000 miles. I do use tst monitors for pressure and tempature.
No harm in doing so in my opinion.


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Old 09-05-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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I never do but wouldn't be a bad idea thinking how much stress (frontways & sideways)these tires are put under.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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I do them once a year.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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I do them once a year.
What is your rotation pattern?
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #6
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I hope you dont go side to side. Wouldn't that be bad or is that just an old thing regarding belted tires.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:51 PM   #7
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I have had different campers for many years. I have never rotated tires. I have never been able to wear the tread out on any either. All would age with time and side wall would fail from heat or cracking.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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I fully expected my Marathons to "age out" before they wore out; but with over 30,000 miles on them I am thinking about rotation.

Any experts out there have an opinion? I was thinking "X" like truck tires.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:18 PM   #9
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The following is from Camping World Website:

Tire Rotation Patterns
Every RV and trailer is unique, so consult your vehicle owner’s manual for rotation recommendations for your vehicle. If the tires on your vehicle show uneven wear, ask your Camping World Service Center to check for and fix any misalignment, imbalance or other mechanical problems before rotating the tires.
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Check this link by RvHotline compliments of Goodyear.

RV Articles: RV Tires - Tire Rotation Patterns
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