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Old 12-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #15
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I didn't know BF was in Idaho.
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It's all MARKETING!!!!! It's probably another Al Gore thing!!


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Old 12-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #17
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Tire pressure will not increase as much with nitrogen when the tire gets hot, thats all anybody uses in racing.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #18
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This topic has been flogged to death on this forum, RV.net and irv2 for a couple of years.

I was in the landing gear research group at Boeing and did a lot of research into tire failures in flight. The result of my research was a recommendation that commercial transport airplanes use nitrogen. This is now the norm.

All the failures that resulted in airplane damage were caused by taking off with a dragging brake., Therefore, unless your RV can get to 150 mph in about 1.5 miles with a dragging brake and then retract the wheels into a closed box, anyone trying to persuade you to use nitrogen is ripping you off.

Enough already - air is 78% nitrogen.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Osborne View Post
Tire pressure will not increase as much with nitrogen when the tire gets hot, thats all anybody uses in racing.
That is not true. Boyle's law states all gas's expand at the same rate. Moisture content is what causes dramatic pressure fluctuations. I have removed tires from the rim and found several ounces of water inside, for reasons already assigned.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #21
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:14 AM   #22
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Sounds like some people need to get off the puters, out of the rv and go heat a tire with air and then with nitrogen. Read the air pressure each time and see what u come up with. Jst my 2 cents.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #23
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:30 PM   #24
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No, nitrogen is 78% air anyway.
Sorry, it should read ...air is 78% nitrogen...my fingers got behind my brain.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:03 PM   #25
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The 'manufactured" nitrogen at most shops is not that pure. Bottled n2 yes. However, with a fleet that ranges from 15 inch tires to 22.5 inch tires, I find that regular checking is the best bet. Not every day, but every month....
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I'm surprised no one has suggested using some of the Inert gases like Argon or Xenon in your tires. Wow how much could they charge for those gases. I'll just continue using the same air in my tires that I use in my lungs. Much cheaper!!
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Originally Posted by LadyFitz... View Post
The main advantage to bottled nitrogen for most people is it is dryer. Getting air from a compressor with a filter and dryer in the line will pretty much accomplish the same thing. The next time someone tries to sell you on nitrogen for your tires, ask them how they purge the existing air from your tires. Also, ask how you are supposed to top up your tires when the pressure is low and you are in BF, Idaho.
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Inflate your tires with helium, your rig will go over the bumps easier, and you can get away with running worn out shock absorbers. Suurrre you can,.


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