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Cook-Den
08-24-2020, 03:54 PM
I am sure its posted here somewhere and i'm sure someone will tell me that, but if you all don't mind could you give me your experience related to rotating your 5th wheel tires. Got on 4 Sailuns with approx. 4k on them, they are wearing perfectly. Should i leave well enough alone?

Thanks in advance
Den

Montana Man
08-24-2020, 03:59 PM
If I get even wear I leave them alone. They generally time out before wear out.

DutchmenSport
08-24-2020, 04:01 PM
1 pop-up camper, 3 travel trailers, and now a 5th wheel. RV ownership since 1996. My parents had a 1963 Phoenix travel trailer for over 15 years. I've owned 2 different utility trailers over the last 20 years. Never did tire rotation on any trailer. Bottom line is, they dry-rotted before there was any need to rotate, and thus, got swapped out for new. Never, ever rotated any trailer tire of any kind, ever.

RMcNeal
08-25-2020, 06:09 AM
Agree. No need to rotate tires on a trailer under normal circumstances. I guess if I saw some unusual wear, I might consider rotating sides to get more time out of them until I could get the problem fixed.

PSFORD99
08-25-2020, 08:22 AM
Same here no rotation .

DQDick
08-25-2020, 08:37 AM
Same here. Popups, travel trailer, three 5th wheels and over 100,000 miles since going full time and never rotated a tire on either a camper or my trucks.

BB_TX
08-25-2020, 08:41 AM
Same here. If no unusual wear don't worry about it. They will most likely age out well before they wear out unless you put a lot of miles on them yearly.

Cook-Den
08-26-2020, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the replies, I'll just leave well enough alone and save my self some work.

Den

Mark N.
09-02-2020, 02:11 PM
No rotation needed. Trailer tires aren't providing traction or steering, so rotation is pointless.

Buckfisher
09-02-2020, 02:13 PM
Unusual wear means either alignment or inflation not right, bad tire, or bad driving habits. Rotating tires won't fix any of that. Due to the weight on the rear axle of my truck towing heavy trailers, the rear tires always wear faster. So I buy truck tires 2 at a time, move the front tires to the rear and put the new tires on the front for better control of the steering. I used to always rotate my tires. Since I started using the buy 2 at a time system, I haven't noticed a significant difference in the life of my tires and steering control is always maximized because the front tires always have more than half of the tread left. And I never rotate trailer tires.

eZAK
09-02-2020, 07:24 PM
I always rotate! with spare!

1) Get use out of the spare so it is ready when you need it!
2) Your taking the wheels off once a year anyway, take another 5 min. and throw the spare in the mix.
3) Maintenance of spare tire carrier, Again You never know when you need it!
But you Will need to use it