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Old 10-31-2011, 08:58 PM   #15
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I would be more concerned with a having "dry" air than pure nitrogen. Plus you have the seat the bead then evac the tire a few times to get a pure fill.
That's the only benefit over regular air for an RV and all you need is a dryer on your compressor to match that.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:04 PM   #16
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I supervised an aircraft tire shop for a time and we never used nitrogen. Dry air is the key as others have said.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:44 PM   #17
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Air must be replaced at least once a year; air gets hard after use; nitrogen is softer and is recomended.
Ask any expert tire shop.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:26 PM   #18
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The only thing nitrogen will do is prevent a spontaneous combustion explosion in tires that get extremely hot (hot enough to release the gases in the rubber).

I did a good deal of research when at Boeing on in-flight tire explosions. There weren't very many from the beginning of jet airliners in the late 1950's through to when I was researching the issue in 1975.

In every case, there had been either a faulty brake that dragged during take-off or, in one case, heavy brake use during a high-speed run down the runway to disperse fog prior to take-off. Based on research (mine and several others), Boeing began to recommend using nitrogen instead of air for tire inflation.

So, IF your RV can accelerate to about 150 mph in two miles with a dragging brake, nitrogen in your tires might be worth the hassle. If not, save your money for fuel!
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #19
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It's a solution to a nonexistent problem.

It does do an excellent job of separating your money from you.
This is what I have said for many years.

I do know that you have to change from summer air to winter air and then winter air back to summer air. But with nitrogen, is the change necessary as it is with air or is it multi-season?

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #20
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Since I can't(don't want to) get to half that speed, I will take your advice and buy fuel.
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I've got 80% nitrogen in mine and its great, Also called AIR 21% oxygen 79% nitrogen.

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How much of a benifit is nitrogen filled tires?
Save your $$. When you put 'air' in your tires it's about 78%nitrogen already, and its free.

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Air must be replaced at least once a year; air gets hard after use; nitrogen is softer and is recomended.
Ask any expert tire shop.
That's probably what's wrong with my coach's ride. I haven't changed the air in the tires and it's gotten hard. Something else to do first thing in the morning. Might as well go ahead and put the winter air in while I'm at it.
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This is a very serious situation in Arizona.

We have a lot of winter visitors that bring "out of state" air in their tires. This air is not compatible with the extremely dry air (lack of humidity) that is normal in Arizona.

It is recommended that winter visitors stop at the border and have all "out of state air" recovered and saved for their return trip to their home state. Although this is a very expensive procedure, it will assure all visitors that their vehicle is compliant.

Out of state air can be picked up as our visitors return to their home state for a nominal fee.

In all seriousness, the nitrogen situation was thoroughly checked out for our fleet of almost 100 work vehicles and found to be not worthwhile.

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I like the nitrogen theory!!
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I only use nitrogen in the solid tires on my skid steer.
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I have de-mounted many automobile tires to find a few ounces of water inside, which comes from re-filling tires with moisture-laden air.
And that's the cause of some blowouts that people blame on the tires themselves!! The water causes the belts to rust so they're either weak or there's enough rust to separate the rubber from the wires. Either weakens the tire enough to cause a blowout. It comes from poor maintenance, not the tires fault.
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Do we have to get CARB air when going into California?
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Makes me wonder from all the comments about Nitrogen in Tires if some people are "INHALING" it rather than putting it in their tires?
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