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Old 05-22-2017, 02:52 AM   #15
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I rotate my tires every oil change. Spreads the wear pattern out.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:48 AM   #16
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Do you mean nitrogen?
No, helium. Will lighten the rear end. Also, can suck off a few psi while boondocking for cheap entertainment.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:49 AM   #17
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No, helium. Will lighten the rear end. Also, can suck off a few psi while boondocking for cheap entertainment.
You're joking about lightening the rear end - right?

If it did, it would hardly be measurable. Now Flubber, that might be good.
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Don't forget to change out to helium in the spare too. Need all that you can get.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:21 PM   #19
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I assume there is a typographical error, the front weight didn't change with WD activated???
I screwed up a little bit. I wrote TV solo was 4740 front and 4200 rear. It should have read 4740 front and 4020 rear. Hooked up with WD deactivated, TV front dropped to 4320 and TV rear rose to 5380. Activating the WD, TV front returned to 4740 and TV rear dropped to 4840. I hope this explains it better. Thanks.
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If I recall correctly it takes 19 cubic feet of helium to lift one pound so the gains would only be in the entertainment value of releasing some to be inhaled and then produce comic voices.

I do not believe for one second that there is any advantage to inflating tires with nitrogen. The atmosphere is 79% nitrogen so the gas station air used to inflate tires is already mostly nitrogen. Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen so they leak more slowly.

Have I started a tire inflation war? It is not my intention.

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Old 05-22-2017, 03:51 PM   #21
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Centramatics will cure uneven wear. I have them on both my TV and my AS.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:15 PM   #22
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I don't know about helium's benefit(s)... other than cartoon voices.. and non-explosive nature...usually

We have Michelins on 20" wheels...

To dig deeper... does the rig 'porpoise' ? You know.. where the nose of truck rises, then the rear and the AS does similar? That would cause the front tires to tilt... moving the load to the sides... that would accelerate the wear on the edges.

Does your Ford have an "I-beam" front suspension? If so, the front wheels and tires, will move as described above...and by simple rise and fall of the front end.. over the miles can exhibit a bit of this.

On our 2012 Duramax 2500, the rear end is a partial slip... meaning it wants to run straight... when I turn, the front has more work to change the direction...as the rear end wants to drive straight... that works the edges of the fronts...

It is advisable that the best tires be on the rear of your vehicle...at least that's what the pro's tell me...so, moving tires front to rear should tell.. especially if the rear tires are wearing properly.

My totally novice approach (spending my money)..


- verify there is no 'porposing'..

- I would do the front/rear tire rotate... drive very carefully, especially in the rain... it will take a lot of miles to verify this test.

- Rotate tires every 5K miles.. that way wear is "spread" out... (I have done this several times.. seems to make a difference for us... YMMV

- Replace front shock absorbers on TV.. and consider replace of the rear shock absorbers as well.... especially if your headlights are not 'stable' when towing

let us know how it works out..
Don't think I have any porpoising going on...just the usual stuff on concrete highway expansion joints. The 4x4 I have has a solid twin coil monobeam axle in the front (4x2's have the twin I beam). I do rotate every 5K. Will give some thought to the shocks though as they are the originals. Don't know anything about shock shopping....have always been afraid my truck will be 14 feet tall when I come to pick it up. Thanks again
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Don't forget to change out to helium in the spare too. Need all that you can get.
Thanks...totally forgot about it. Might as well do the trailer while I'm at it. it'll probably just float behind me.
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Centramatics will cure uneven wear. I have them on both my TV and my AS.
Have em on the AS, will consider for the TV. Thanks.
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