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Old 03-18-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Tire Rotation on a motorhome

We have a 2018 Sunseeker 25' with duals on the back - looking at doing a tire rotation which is suggested/recommended in the book - thoughts?
(never had a motorhome before)

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Old 03-18-2019, 12:34 PM   #2
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Some people never rotate, others do. You'll get as many opinions as there are forum members...

Search for "tire rotation", select any of the tire manufacturer's websites. Commonly, unless you are using your motorhome as a daily commuter, you'll probably never realize much gain by doing a rotation.

The outside edges of the dual wear slightly faster than the inside, and the steer tires will wear depending on your alignment and other factors. As such, only by rotating the rears to the front may help even out the wear.
We run about 4-5K miles per year on our unit. I used to rotate the tires on our old unit but haven't on the Sunseeker. We have about 12K on the clock, and all the tires are wearing evenly.

Unless you have a place that will do the rotation w/o cost, I'd not worry about it. We would have to pay to have them rebalanced & rotated, and while we have one that bounces a bit at 70MPH, we rarely exceed 65. I'll let 'me go until it's time to replace them. The replacements include a tire dealer rebalance/rotation for the life of the tires.

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Old 04-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #3
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I experienced some severe feathering on our front tires due to a bad alignment from the factory.
I had the front swapped with the outside rear to get the feathered tire off the steer axle. If the tires are wearing evenly as is, I wouldn't bother rotating. The tires will weather crack before they wear out.

Lesson learned for me was to get an alignment - even if buying new.
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:23 AM   #4
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Rotating steel wheels don't present any issues but if you have polished aluminum, good luck getting that inside dual wheel clean and shiny enough to mount on your steer axle without looking terrible

If you have chrome simulators, go for it.

I prefer to deal with wear issues by repairing the problem's cause, usually alignment (both front and rear) early on. Rotation has always been a practice employed to even tire wear by moving tires around the vehicle to different positions regularly. Doesn't solve the underlying problem.

Moving worn tires into the "sets" of dual's can often cause more problems than are solved.
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