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Old 10-20-2014, 06:34 PM   #11
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:40 PM   #12
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Actually the dealer said that the tires should be rotated. He didn't elaborate as to why. I trust these folks. I used to work for them. Radial tires are rotated front to back because once the have been used rolling in a certain direction they will "set". If they were rolled in the opposite direction the cord would separate. Bias belted tires on the other hand are rotated in the cross method.
This is exactly what I was saying. I guess if you want to rotate your trailer tires from side to side, you need to use bias ply tires then.

10-4 on getting out of the house to go to the tire shop for free rotation, if they had beer there it would be a perfect day out.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:02 PM   #13
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Radial tires are rotated front to back because once the have been used rolling in a certain direction they will "set". If they were rolled in the opposite direction the cord would separate. Bias belted tires on the other hand are rotated in the cross method.
Stormrider - Not trying to start a contest, just saying that some other sources of info disagree with you. The following is from the owner's manual for my 2014 Ram 1500. (For some reason I can't get the diagram to copy/paste.)

"The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross” shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern does not apply to some directional tires that must not be reversed."
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:41 AM   #14
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Stormrider - Not trying to start a contest, just saying that some other sources of info disagree with you. The following is from the owner's manual for my 2014 Ram 1500. (For some reason I can't get the diagram to copy/paste.)

"The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross” shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern does not apply to some directional tires that must not be reversed."
And that's the great thing about forums like this. You can get several opinions instead of just one. Mine comes from personal experience when during my younger, dumber days I cross rotated radial tires. The result was a blown right front tire. That's where I learned it. But that was on a car and not a trailer. It is an interesting subject though and I respect everyone's opinion.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:55 PM   #15
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The ones I have are Constancy, load range C, 4 ply. Not what you would expect to find on a 7k Travel trailer. Crazy.
These are the Vail Sports that came on my '14 Salem Cruise Lite 185rb with 1700 miles on them. Just noticed the extreme wear on the insides of them while i was preparing for my Florida trip a couple weeks back. Taking the whole trailer to local Camping World (where I bought it new last Jan. and still under warranty) this weekend to have it checked. Hopefully its just the crappy Vails and not an axle or suspension problem as I have campground reservations in Florida right after Christmas.
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