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Old 08-15-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Nitrogen Tire Question

After recently putting new tires on my other vehicles, Costco filled the tires with Nitrogen. I have heard good things about filling your tires using Nitrogen, i.e., runs 20% cooler, better gas mileage ??, etc. When I had the motorhome oil changed the other day, the repair facility highly recommended using the Nitrogen. I called around and it appears it is about $10 per tire to convert over to Nitrogen. I am interested in your thoughts as we drive down to AZ at least a couple times a year to visit our daughter. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.....
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:16 PM   #2
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If you fill up your tires with regular ole compressed air, you are putting 80% nitrogen in your tires.

Save your money.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:21 PM   #3
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That topic has been covered many times already but a waste of money in my books. There are no real advantages that you would notice on a trailer or motor home.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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Total BS for anything but airplanes and Nascar.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:14 PM   #5
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Total BS for anything but airplanes and Nascar.
And roadracing.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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I could see the use for it.. BUT when you do need to put air in the tire, more than likely you are going to have to fill them with air at a truck stop making the Nitrogen useless.
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Total BS for anything but airplanes and Nascar.
Totally agree. It's inert, stable, & consistent. All important for maintaining tire pressures in racing. For every day driving it is a waste of money IMO.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:35 PM   #8
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These people sell tires and even they pretty much say it is a waste.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=191

PS At the local truck dealership this morning, new trucks had Nitrogen filled tires on the door stickers for 99.00. I would tell them to keep the nitrogen. . .
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:02 AM   #10
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Based on my Boeing studies, if your RV can accelerate to 150 mph in 2 miles with a dragging brake, and then you can put the wheels into a closed box, you need nitrogen. Otherwise plain old air is just fine.
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