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Old 07-05-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Nitrogen in Rv tires

What are the advantages or disavantages to having nitrogen in Rv tires?
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:28 PM   #2
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What are the advantages or disavantages to having nitrogen in Rv tires?
The advantages are extra profit for the tire installer.
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The advantages are extra profit for the tire installer.
Ok, thanks
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:30 PM   #4
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The green caps are nice. Otherwise.......
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:33 PM   #5
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The green caps are harder to lose in my blacktopped driveway
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:06 PM   #7
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This question gets asked a lot.

Here is consumer reports take on it:

https://www.consumerreports.org/tire...-in-car-tires/
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Pure nitrogen has some advantages in performance tires (race cars, planes) The advantages in auto and rv tires are very minimal. Remember regular air is 78% nitrogen. If you have it great, if you need to add use air.
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The atmosphere is about 78% nitrogen anyway, so you're almost there.

For free.
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My take is that dry air is 78% nitrogen anyway. So what is being sold?

Here's the definitive answer from Popular Mechanics...
https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...ogen-in-tires/

I agree, though, about the green caps being harder to misplace.
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My take is that dry air is 78% nitrogen anyway. So what is being sold?

Here's the definitive answer from Popular Mechanics...
https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...ogen-in-tires/

I agree, though, about the green caps being harder to misplace.
You can just buy the green caps if you like.

I've said this before, unless you have laboratory testing equipment, you have no way of knowing what the nitrogen perentage is. Anybody can say they do it, but just put the green caps on instead.

One of my friends is a tire and automotive parts supplier. He has told me which tire places in my town just buy the green caps from him but don't have a nitrogen compressor.
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The green caps are harder to lose in my blacktopped driveway
But hard to find in the grass
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The factories put nitrogen in the RV tires to keep them properly inflated a little longer because they sit a while before installed and then sit on dealers lots. I've never maintained nitrogen in any of my vehicles, more trouble than it's worth.
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