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Old 06-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #11
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Unless you evacuate all of the atmospheric air out of your tires before introducing the pure nitrogen, then the benefits are negligible.

It isn't the air that causes the pressure in the tires to grow when they get warm. It is the moisture in the air.

You could get the same benefit of running nitrogen in tires by simply filtering the moisture out of air.

I regard nitrogen for any tire on the street as snake oil. There is really no tangible benefit.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #12
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Unless you evacuate all of the atmospheric air out of your tires before introducing the pure nitrogen, then the benefits are negligible.

It isn't the air that causes the pressure in the tires to grow when they get warm. It is the moisture in the air.

You could get the same benefit of running nitrogen in tires by simply filtering the moisture out of air.

I regard nitrogen for any tire on the street as snake oil. There is really no tangible benefit.
great...now someone is gonna want to know where he can buy this snake oil stuff....
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:00 PM   #13
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I regard nitrogen for any tire on the street as snake oil.
Does the snake oil remove the moisture from the tire? I did a search on Amazon for it, but couldn't find any that was made for tires.

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:54 PM   #14
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I just stick to plain old fashioned air. It's free and I have ready access to it whenever needed.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #15
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From my experience - I'm losing about 1-2# pressure per month on the TT. After careful examination, I found I have (1) wheel has a tiny leak in a valve core and a stem leak on the other wheel. Nitrogen wont help me.... besides, I bump the TV tire pressure 5# before every trip so the compressor is always plugged-in to tweak all the tires.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:27 PM   #16
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A friend of mine was refused service for his tires at a place because they didn't have nitrogen to offer and his tires were filled with it. BS. As was already said, the air we breath is almost 80% nitrogen and adding plain old air to nitrogen filled tires will not hurt a thing. I have nitrogen in the tires I bought from Costco but I'm convinced that it's just a marketing ploy.
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I'm not sure if the pure Nitrogen helps or not, but I just checked my tires on the TV and 5th. The 5th needed 5 lbs each tire the TV was correctly filled.

Well, maybe logic can help here. If air is 78.09, and the theory is that the nitrogen doesn't leak out, then the air that my 5th lost must have been the 21.02% other elements there by increasing the percentage of nitrogen in the tires. So if I continue to lose air (non-nitrogen) then after a while I will have 100% nitrogen in there and won't lose any more air? Right?

Like I said, the jury is still out, but it doesn't hurt, and neither Costco or my local tire company charge extra for pure nitrogen (likely baked into the cost of the tire)
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If your RV is flying at considerable altitude or burning up the high banks of Daytona, N2 is the gas you want in your tires. If you're just running down the road with the rest of us mere mortals, the traditional nitrogen blend available from any air compressor will do fine.........unless you want those slick little green valve stem caps some places put on after doing a nitrogen fill.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:28 AM   #19
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It's not a marketing ploy, it has real benefits, but like thomasmnile mentions, it means nothing for our application, it is meant for very high speed, hot application, such as extremely heavy aircraft that have a skid rating because of their rapid acceleration on landings, and it's real value is only evident when the tire bursts because it has no oxygen expelling at high pressures which would increase the potential for a flash fire, hence the reason race cars and jets have it in their tires.

In the travel trailer arena, you don't need it. Save your money.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:35 AM   #20
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The only way I have found to keep tire pressures up is to use the heavy duty valve stems. I had some installed a couple of years of ago on my old 5ver and the thing could sit over the winter and still be holding 55 psi. I would pump back up to 60 psi and never have to worry about tire pressure again for the whole summer.

Those cheapie plastic ones the RV makers aren't that good.
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