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Old 11-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #1
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Tire rotation

How often do I need to rotate / balance my tires? Im taking her in for the state inspection, oil change and brake check next week. Figure as long as shes up on the rack I might as well rotate if needed. Im pretty sure the previous owner never did.

There are 7200 miles on them now.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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Tire rotation is to extend the useful life of a set of tires. Since most tires on a MH age out before they wear out rotating them is just a chance to spend money for a mechanic to screw up and cause damage.

The best balance for large MH tires is either balance beads in the tires or use a balance ring like those from Centramatic.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:05 PM   #3
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My tires rotate just fine on their own...
Just put the rig in Drive...

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Old 11-14-2019, 04:12 PM   #4
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Tire rotation is to extend the useful life of a set of tires. Since most tires on a MH age out before they wear out rotating them is just a chance to spend money for a mechanic to screw up and cause damage.

The best balance for large MH tires is either balance beads in the tires or use a balance ring like those from Centramatic.
My Goodyear Commercial Tire Center balanced all my 6 tires using a Hunter Elite road force balancing machine. The total cost was $66.00. They said if there were any problems for the next 6,000 miles bring it back and the would do it again.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:32 PM   #5
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How often do I need to rotate / balance my tires? Im taking her in for the state inspection, oil change and brake check next week. Figure as long as shes up on the rack I might as well rotate if needed. Im pretty sure the previous owner never did.

There are 7200 miles on them now.
Wouldnt worry about rotation but when its on the rack ask them to get all six DOT codes and dates so you know the age of all tires.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:15 PM   #6
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My Goodyear Commercial Tire Center balanced all my 6 tires using a Hunter Elite road force balancing machine. The total cost was $66.00. They said if there were any problems for the next 6,000 miles bring it back and the would do it again.
Im going to ASSume that balancing involved removing each tire.

I was talking to a mech in Texas before leaving and the topic of changing a tire came up. He said that theyd charge $60 just to change a tire on my RV.

Was he charging more than any going rate?
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