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Old 06-19-2019, 03:08 AM   #1
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New Tires...How often to rotate?

We got new tires on our travel trailer in March. We are just weekenders. How often do we need to rotate the tires on our camper? How many miles traveled between rotations? Your input is greatly appreciated in advance!! Thanks!!!
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:18 AM   #2
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We got new tires on our travel trailer in March. We are just weekenders. How often do we need to rotate the tires on our camper? How many miles traveled between rotations? Your input is greatly appreciated in advance!! Thanks!!!
Never. They will age out long before they wear out.


I have owned campers since 1985, currently own 3 two axle trailers. At 5 years (aged out ) the tread always looks great but the tires should be replaced. If they show unusual wear the axle is probably out of alignment. I have never rotated trailer tires.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:24 AM   #3
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All my tires do a full rotation once about 5 feet of travel.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:43 AM   #4
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Normally, no need to rotate RV trailer tires as you do passenger vehicles. No steer tires.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:02 AM   #5
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All my tires do a full rotation once about 5 feet of travel.
That's funny.

I have never rotated my trailer tires. If you are full timing then it would be a good idea.
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I read somewhere that if they sit for long they can get flat spots on them. That’s why I asked about rotating. We only use our camper about 5-7 times a year during summer months.
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I read somewhere that if they sit for long they can get flat spots on them. That’s why I asked about rotating. We only use our camper about 5-7 times a year during summer months.
Flat spots disappear after a mile or so when the tires warm up while "driving".

Most people start out on roads with low speed limits so they should "de-flat spot" well before hitting the freeway.

As for rotating to different positions, nothing to gain. If you have strange tire wear develop, get it to a shop and get the problem fixed. Rotation won't help.
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I read somewhere that if they sit for long they can get flat spots on them. That’s why I asked about rotating. We only use our camper about 5-7 times a year during summer months.
Use your camper more often...

Do not need to rotate front to back or side to side
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Repack bearings at 5k miles or once a year, which ever comes first. Use trip mileage reading on tv for each trip to keep running total. Since I have tires off to repack bearings, rotate front to back. My thinking is, I know there is a slight load in balance between axles even with my Blue Ox WD bars.
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I put my spare on once a year, Keep track of which tire you switched, so the next year you switch with the other tire.

OCD I guess?

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