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Old 03-27-2016, 12:33 AM   #11
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Seriously? A thread about checking tire pressure? How about at the same time as your Towing rig? Small compressor, every truck stop you stop to fill up?
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:59 AM   #12
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:19 PM   #13
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Can anyone educate me on how this relates to Nitrogen filled tires? Is the pressure checking still a regular requirement - and where would you get them topped up?
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:53 PM   #14
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Google had this information.

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By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen,20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. Air also contains a variable amount of water vapor, on average around 1% at sea level, and 0.4% over the entire atmosphere.
I have no idea how many RV dealers have it and I do not recall any tire stores that had it.
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Can anyone educate me on how this relates to Nitrogen filled tires? Is the pressure checking still a regular requirement - and where would you get them topped up?
I've got 2 travel trailers with nitrogen tires (8 total tires) and my tow vehicle has nitrogen filled tires.

I put air in there when they're low. I think the nitrogen is kind of a gimmick.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:03 PM   #16
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Can anyone educate me on how this relates to Nitrogen filled tires? Is the pressure checking still a regular requirement - and where would you get them topped up?
nitrogen is used because it changes the tire pressure much less than air does when the temp rises,....that may or may not be a benefit that you consider worth paying for,......finding nitrogen to top off or refill a tire can be difficult, and there is always a cost, it isn't free from any shop that I know of, usually $10/tire,..........mixing air into a nitrogen filled tire causes no problem at all, you just begin to lose that benefit for which the nitrogen was used in the first place, ......is it worth the trouble of hunting down a shop that has nitrogen and then paying for it?.......not to me.................
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nitrogen is used because it changes the tire pressure much less than air does when the temp rises,....that may or may not be a benefit that you consider worth paying for,......finding nitrogen to top off or refill a tire can be difficult, and there is always a cost, it isn't free from any shop that I know of, usually $10/tire,..........mixing air into a nitrogen filled tire causes no problem at all, you just begin to lose that benefit for which the nitrogen was used in the first place, ......is it worth the trouble of hunting down a shop that has nitrogen and then paying for it?.......not to me.................
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:19 AM   #18
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I was giving the industry's explanation for using nitrogen, I've been told that by more than one trusted mechanic and a Google search will repeatedly show the same answer,.....I wasn't endorsing the use of nitrogen,....... but this "myth buster" you trust sells a system that competes with nitrogen, that's like Pepsi listing 9 "facts" of why Coke is awful, but Pepsi is amazing!!! .....to each his own......
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Thinking that I wanted to be prepared for anything, I bought the Stanley Fatmax, which includes a compressor, light, inverter, usb charger, jump starter, and probably a corkscrew. Using it to top off 75 and 80 psi tires, it began to smoke and then stopped from overheating. Once cool, per the manual, tried again and it wouldnt even budge the psi a lb. Got my $ back and bought a real compressor, fills easily, but miss the corkscrew. ;-)
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