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Old 08-11-2020, 11:21 AM   #1
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Tire Rotation

We have a 2013 Coachman Freelander Class C with 20,000 miles on the original six tires (duals on rear axle). Recently we used a coupon to get oil & lube, 12 point inspection, and tire rotation. The tire rotation was the only reason we chose this deal/dealership because our local dealership doesn't have the lifts for tire rotation. When we went to pick it up, they said tire rotation isn't recommended and they hadn't done it. Reasons they gave included that 1) with dualies sometimes the rims are different (one may be aluminum one steel) 2) you can ruin the tires if you rotate them.
Can someone please give me more information on this subject? Did they just not want to do the full job or is tire rotation not needed/recommend for these RVs?
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Old 08-11-2020, 01:23 PM   #2
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They are actually right. You can have different wheels on the duals but only in appearance.

Another issue is mixing a steer axle tire that has worn differently with a tire that wore along with a partner. No way you can match tires exactly unless you merely move all tires from one side to the other and leave on same axle.

Tire rotation is really not necessary if tires are wearing evenly. If they aren't it's better to just get alignment checked.

Tires CAN be rotated using conventional patterns but in many cases it doesn't yield benefits and CAN cause worse problems.
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Old 08-11-2020, 01:33 PM   #3
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We used to rotate tires on farm duallys (which requires taking the tire off the rim and moving to a different rim in many cases), but found it actually cost more overall than never rotating them. So now we just replace front tires as needed. It's usually 2 or 3 sets of front tires per set of rear tires.
I'm sure you will get many opinions on this. If you have a trusted tire expert you use, ask them about it.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:44 PM   #4
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Thank you for your helpful response!
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