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Old 03-17-2015, 03:01 PM   #31
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OC, nitrogen is science, not propaganda, N2 molecules are larger that just air so tires with N2 in them leak less. Mine leaked only about 1 # in a year, I figured that was from using the gauge.. Also N2 will cause a tire to last longer because there is no moisture in the tire.
But I really think the RV mfgs use N2 in some of there tirs is because they are run so close to their weight limit and the pressure remains constant as the tires heat up.
Eh? I lose a pound or so a year too on 78% nitrogen.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:33 PM   #32
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OC, nitrogen is science, not propaganda, N2 molecules are larger that just air so tires with N2 in them leak less. Mine leaked only about 1 # in a year, I figured that was from using the gauge.. Also N2 will cause a tire to last longer because there is no moisture in the tire.
But I really think the RV mfgs use N2 in some of there tirs is because they are run so close to their weight limit and the pressure remains constant as the tires heat up.
I understand the use and science of N2, it was developed for tires on aircraft. I just don't want the added hassle of finding it when it does so little if any good. And, I don't have tires that are borderline overloaded. It's a lot easier to add air when necessary than find N2. When I check my tires, I always have the air hose/compressor right there. I'm not going to drag the trailer all over to find an N2 filling station. Life is too short. Been driving/towing for 59+ yrs and never needed it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #33
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:37 PM   #34
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It has nothing to do with where the tires are made,the issue is the spec they were built to,and the qc at the mfg level.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #35
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I like the 4 year plan, after we left Goshen last year enjoying some of the baked goods, we got about 2 hours down the road had a blow out, we were just driving along, someone pulls up beside us and told us we had one, had no clue, will not be without tpms again or a bottle Jack or correct tools, the tire wrench that came with our 2010 BR didn't fit the lugnuts not sure what it goes to, tires looked like they had enough tread to go another 5 years, still had another 4 hrs to go home that was along trip home.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:41 PM   #36
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OK! Sooo, how many folks out there have had blowouts or malfunctions on their TTs with any OTHER than Chinese mfd tires? Specs and QC are indeed the problem. MHO is that those "specs and QC" are a bit more relaxed in China than in America and so is the problem with everything else that I have bought in the last 5 or so years manufactured in China. I've had three inverters, one transfer switch, and several gauges malfunction. All Chinese!
I do believe this is the sole reason thousands of companies have moved there. Why else would all these companies go there?
The only difference between China and Taiwan is a stretch of water. They were once one country. Been to both. Yes, some are built in Taiwan.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:52 PM   #37
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We bought our used 5w TH last December. According to owner the tires are the original equipment. When I hooked up, they had 45* in them and I aired them up at the storage lot before I moved it. They are Load Star Karrier (235/80 R16 load range D), China and they look great.
But with all I have read for last 5 months, it appears I will be changing them out before we go on a trip.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:11 PM   #38
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These conversations really get old after a while.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:17 PM   #39
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In my years of TTs, the rarest thing I have ever seen was a "slick tire". They, as a general rule, just don't last that long. All of my blowouts have been on tires that looked new with full tread. Looks ain't everything, it's what's inside that counts and you aren't going to see that until after a problem.
If they ever start making STs in America again, I will be standing at the door to get the first set to roll out....regardless the price. Ya gets what ya pays for.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #40
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These conversations really get old after a while.
Yea they just scare everyone into believing all tires made in China blow out............................. the truth is they don't ............ some do but so does every brand & I still am going to believe a lot are do to road hazards. Like a couple years ago a construction truck lost a case of nails.......30 flats later....


As far as the Nitrogen we had a car (2011 piece of junk) That had nitrofill in the tires We saw no benefit in the 120K miles before the car blew up. The tires wore out just the same as ones with regular air & the fuel mileage was the same (our pockets were just a little lighter paying for the nitrogen) never again. Th e DW & I each drive at least 100 miles a day to & from work.....



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