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Old 04-08-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Here is the situation. I brought the new 2010 V-Cross home from the dealer in November. The trip was 60 miles or so. It sat until now on a gravel driveway with the tire covers on. When I took the covers off to check things, I saw the sidewalls of the tires were heavily weather-checked. The date codes read about midway through 2008, so it isn't age. They are nitrogen filled, so haven't lost any pressure. According to the manual, the 'Trail Express' tires are made by Voma, but a search on this company yields next to nothing. Anyone else having trouble with this make? Or does anyone know anything about the company? The dealer is having them send new ones under warranty, but if the originals went that fast, I am a bit leery about leaving them on at all.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Most likely Chinese tires. You may want to save yourself some trouble and purchase name brand tires, thats what we did on our old camper and if the tires on my new rockwood are from china I will replace them before we travel.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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Nitrogen in tires will not prevent them from leaking. The only way to know they are the correct pressure is with a pressure gauge. Check them yourself. Never take anybody else's word for it. Written by an old mechanic. Bu the way, how do you know they are filled with nitrogen? Did you see the what the hose was connected to when they filled them? A lot of garages charge for nitrogen fill, and don't even have the equipment, or don't use it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:13 PM   #4
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It might be a good idea to check back with your dealer. Give them a call, take some photos if you don't want to drive to them.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:43 AM   #5
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:26 AM   #6
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Don't worry. Apparently a lot of the rubber industry had a bad run about that time. Not sure what was going on but I've heard of almost every mfg has had to replace tires made through several years. I've personally had Goodyears, Michelin's & Tracker boat trailer tires replaced for the same reason. The new one's are holding up so far. It most likely was a ship of bad bulk that several mfgs used out of.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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Thanks all for your input. Windrider, nitrogen is a larger molecule than air so the seepage is less. I have always checked my own pressures, as a life-long backyard mechanic and 39 year trucker. As to proof they are nitrogen filled, that I don't know for certain except that the manufacturer claims it is so. I guess I'll have to wait and see what the replacements are like.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:59 PM   #8
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So much BS about nitrogen benefits. Reminds me of the snake oil salesman of the past.
Just another way to fleece more money out of people. Just saw Ford dealer charging 25$ for nitro fill. A waste of money. Just send me the 25$
If you fill tires with helium you will cut fuel consumption by 25% and reduce weight of trailer as well.............................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................
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So much BS about nitrogen benefits. Reminds me of the snake oil salesman of the past.
Just another way to fleece more money out of people. Just saw Ford dealer charging 25$ for nitro fill. A waste of money. Just send me the 25$
If you fill tires with helium you will cut fuel consumption by 25% and reduce weight of trailer as well..
I'm with you here dezolen. The sales hype makes it look good but by doing a little research you find the actual science behind it really doesn't support it's use for most purposes. My Mother in law had it put in her tires and handed me a brochure about how great it is because it's used in the space shuttle and in race cars. Well I don't plan on going into space anytime soon or run the Daytona with any of my vehicles.

Of curious note though, we purchased our tires for our Liberty from Costco, they have free tire rotation. When we took our rig in to have them rotated for the first time the sticker they put in our window said "tires filled with Nitrogen to 34psi".
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:10 PM   #10
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Nitrogen is bigger molecules, and less prone to normal leakage than just air. It may also be drier, especially if the regular air service hose doesn't have a filter or water separator on it. I was trying to make a point that DON"T ASSUME tires will never leak. 20 years in the service station business and an ASE Master Tech, I have seen everything cause tires to leak. The only way to know they are the correct pressure is to put a gauge on them. Don't look, don't assume. MEASURE, then you'll know you didn't pick a nail up somewhere. And even nitrogen will leak out of a nail hole.
Hope I didn't offend anyone.
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