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Old 05-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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I appreciate all the opinions, the fact is the new rig has this feature and I've had no experience with it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #12
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Based on aerospace industry research (I did it personally), nitorgen is only necessary if your RV had retractable landing gear and can do a couple of miles at 150 mph with a dragging brake.

Total waste of money. Why not fill them with hydrogen and make your rig lighter?

Hydrogen. Hindenburg. Hello?
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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I appreciate all the opinions, the fact is the new rig has this feature and I've had no experience with it.
Yup...mine did too. And as the pressure got low, I added regular old air. It's certainly not worth me trying to 1) find a place with that sells nitrogen; 2) hook up my camper and pull it there; and 3) pay the exhorbitant amount I've seen some places asking for it.

Air works fine for me...your results may vary.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #14
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I found no good reason to be concerned about air or nitrogen. I removed the "Nitro" decal and will use regular method to fill tires. Local Les Schwab dealer could give no good reason to use nitrogen unless maybe I was dealing with tires on a race car on a track that might generate extreme heat.

So for now, it is good ole compressed air from my own compressor.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #15
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Been using air for over 56 yrs of driving and will continue until I start pushing up daisies. See no benefit in nitrogen other than making somebody else more money which is definitely not to my advantage.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #16
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Hydrogen. Hindenburg. Hello?
Why not go for broke and use Helium?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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I often wondered when I seen some labels on TT that had nitrogen filled tires, where do you get the nitrogen when traveling down the road? We used to air our struts on aircraft with hp air, now they use a nit cart to fill the tires, accumulators and struts. I guess I will continue to use just plain air since I can't afford a cart plus I don't plan on no rapid altitude changes with my rig.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #18
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I wouldn't put nitro methane in my tires! One good bump and ka-blewy!!

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:25 AM   #19
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I will let you know after the May long weekend. I put nitrogen in the trailer tires and have TPMS to put on also. I will be monitoring the new toy lots to see how much the tire pressure varies after tires warm up travelling.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #20
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IMO save your money.

There are many threads on the subject pro and con.

Nitrogen in tires
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