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Old 07-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Air or Nitro

I have a 2014 Flagstaff with nitro gas in all the tires. I had flat in one and took the tire to a tire dealer to get it fixed. The dealer said he could fix the tire, but could only fill the tire with air.

I called a few other tire dealers and they all said the same, no nitro. They said that most tire dealer don't use nitro.

I did get the tire fixed and had it filled with air.

Questions, is really any difference using air and nitro on a travel trailer?

I usually only drive around 450 miles at most when pulling the TT and keep the speed around 65.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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The air you breath is 78% nitrogen - putting nitrogen in your tires is just another way of getting more of your money.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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Nitro = cash grab
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
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Nitro?

Do you mean nitroglycerin? (I wouldn't suggest it, to unstable)

Nitromethane? (Too volitive)

Nitrous oxide (I guess you could bleed it out of the tire and have a good time/nap)

I think you mean nitrogen, a colorless odorless non reactive gas!
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:38 PM   #7
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Just to let op know .Not alot of people carry nitrogen .You can put air in it but it will need to be taking out and put nitro back in.
It really does nothing .Had trucks and trailers with and without .
Really a hassle if you need to top off the tires.
Just go with air alot easier and really no big results from nitro
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:20 PM   #8
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Mine came with Nitro from the factory. I traveled like I normally do. Replaced tires this spring, normal air. Still traveling normal. If it comes with it, it comes with it. Way too much made of this. Totally personal preference.


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Old 07-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #9
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Nitro does not expand and contract at the same rate as our regular air. We have been using "reg air" for years, just check the tires with "reg air" when cold, like before you start your trip.
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A car dealer wanted to charge me $85- for nitrogen in the tires on a car I was going to buy. Really? REALLY? I had just bought a bottle of nitrogen for my glider club because of the high-pressure oleo shocks on our tow planes. I believe the 5,000 psi bottle refill set us back about $120- at the time. I told him I would pay him the $2- it was worth and the $3- it cost him to have someone let a little air out and refill them... He just lined it out... and we bought the car...

"Regular air" is 78% nitrogen.... No one can actually fill a tire with 100% nitrogen, because no one can draw a complete vacuum inside it. It's a rip off. Don't be fooled by hype.
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