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Old 11-03-2019, 04:41 PM   #1
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Nitrogen in tires

Thanks for all the good advise in the past. We just bought a 2020 travel trailer that has nitrogen in tires so do I check pressure like I always do? When they are low what do I use to pump them up?.
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Thanks for all the good advise in the past. We just bought a 2020 travel trailer that has nitrogen in tires so do I check pressure like I always do? When they are low what do I use to pump them up?.
Thanks for any replys
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Check 'em. You should find the tire pressures will stay up much longer with nitrogen than they do with air. It may cause you to get complacent about checking them but that could cause a slow leak from a valve or puncture to bite you in the kiester.
If you have access to nitrogen use it. Otherwise, air will be fine. When I bought tires from Costco for the toad they filled them with nitrogen. It took a long time for me to need to add a little air and that's what I had to use.
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Yes, check the tires like normal.
*I* would use whatever air compressor is handy to put air the tires. But that's because I don't believe all of the hype about using only pure nitrogen in the tires. Others who respond to you will have a different opinion. Like so many other topics here, and in life in general, you're going to have to decide to do what suits you the best.
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Normal "air" is 78% nitrogen anyway. Frankly nitrogen is is more for airplanes and racing. It's one major benefit for cars and RV's is that it's dry so moisture isn't introduced into the tire.
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Nitrogen is a 'marketing tool' for Cars/Trucks/RVs


Works great in Race Cars and Airplanes where pressure is controlled in 1/10s and to handle HEAT


RVs are just not any where near those requirements.




Check the 'pressure' in your trailer tires morning of travel day and adjust as needed using a standard AIR compressor.
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Nitrogen is a 'marketing tool' for Cars/Trucks/RVs


Works great in Race Cars and Airplanes where pressure is controlled in 1/10s and to handle HEAT


RVs are just not any where near those requirements.




Check the 'pressure' in your trailer tires morning of travel day and adjust as needed using a standard AIR compressor.
Yep. Another example of "mouse milk" that a great marketer sold.
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Normal "air" is 78% nitrogen anyway. Frankly nitrogen is is more for airplanes and racing. It's one major benefit for cars and RV's is that it's dry so moisture isn't introduced into the tire.
Agree totally with Mr D. In our 5th I use CO2 to inflate with, don't carry a compressor on that rig. Those tires carry 110PSI. I carry a Viair 450 for the MH tires which I inflate to 80PSI. I have never seen a solid study of any benefits on pure nitrogen in RV tires. Aircraft and race cars are a different story. So why make tire maintenance any more complicated than it needs to be?
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Here's my favorite video on this topic:


https://autoexpert.com.au/posts/top-...elp-your-tyres


Note that the language is a bit on the racy side....


Agree that the best course is to get a good compressor and just use air. I have a Viair...
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As others have said, nitrogen filled tires are a marketing gimmick. Treat them exactly as you would if they were just filled with regular old air. And top them off with regular air by whatever means works best for you.
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nitrogen works great but ONLY if the shop changes the filters daily. if not your paying more for air.
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Nitrogen is a larger molecule so in theory your less likely to have seepage through the tiniest of cracks.

It is also absent moister that can cause rust. That is why it is used in gas shocks and gas landing struts on airplanes.

Don't forget to change the air in your tires every 10,000 miles
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Thanks for the advise I always like to check on things before I do. Going from a class a to a travel trailer another learning curve.
Thanks again Bob,Linda& missy
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Here's my favorite video on this topic:


https://autoexpert.com.au/posts/top-...elp-your-tyres


Note that the language is a bit on the racy side....


Agree that the best course is to get a good compressor and just use air. I have a Viair...
I thought I was the only one who watched that guy.
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Don't forget to change the air in your tires every 10,000 miles
NO! NO! NO!.
You are wrong. Especially with RVs that see less mileage over longer periods of time.
It is SEASONAL AIR you need to be worried about. Running summer air during the fall or winter is dangerous.
But running WINTER air in the spring or summer is catastrophic.
Especially if you are running within 30% of GVWR
People will die!
Think about the children!
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