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    Tire Rotation

    I'm replacing the stock drum brakes on our Solitude with disc brakes. I thought I would rotate the tires while I had them off. What's the preferred method for tire rotation? Thanks.
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    A lot of old-timers will tell you that, unless you have an excessive or unusual wear pattern, there's no need to rotate tires on a fifth wheel RV. None of them steer and none of them drive anything. So, unless you have an axle/spindle out of alignment, not worth the trouble. If you have all of them off at one time anyway, I would think an X pattern would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    A lot of old-timers will tell you that, unless you have an excessive or unusual wear patter, there's no need to rotate tires on a fifth wheel RV. None of them steer and none of them drive anything. So, unless you have an axle/spindle out of alignment, not worth the trouble. If you have all of them off at one time anyway, I would think an X pattern would do.

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    I would agree with Rob on the not bother or 'X' pattern. One caveat though. If you are a bit nose high, or nose low, definitely rotate. The axle opposite the high end will be carrying more weight and will wear faster.
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