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Old 10-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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Hi folks, a couple of years ago got into a discussion about nitrogen in tires. Someone wanted to get technical on me.
I will say this, we put the Michelin 10-ply's on at 81,000 miles and just replaced them at 176,000. That's 95,000 on that set and they were still just barely legal. I run nitrogen and 50PSI in them.
They were more than 5 years old with no cracking!
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There are a couple threads regarding the pros and cons of using nitrogen in RV tires and looking at it might save everyone sometime and effort.

One thread started 03-07-12 in the General Tech & Repair Forum under the Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires and Frame sub forum and contains 56 posts.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #12
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Last time I checked, when the tire was put on the rim it was full of plain old air with moisture in it. Adding nitrogen to pressurize it will NOT make the oxygen or moisture go away.

Hmmm...
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #13
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Last time I checked, when the tire was put on the rim it was full of plain old air with moisture in it. Adding nitrogen to pressurize it will NOT make the oxygen or moisture go away.

Hmmm...
Hmmm...... Good point. I guess they don't mount them in a vacuum. Still, the percentages of O2 and H2O must be much lower.
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Last time I checked, when the tire was put on the rim it was full of plain old air with moisture in it. Adding nitrogen to pressurize it will NOT make the oxygen or moisture go away.

Hmmm...
There is a special machine that exchanges the O2 for nitrogen in any tire shop I have had it done at.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:22 AM   #15
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Mine are filled with air and I like being able to top them off at exactly 50 psi before each trip. I had some filled with nitrogen but when checking and finding some variation the only way to maintain the nitrogen level is to haul the camper to the goodyear dealer and pay them to inflate them. I think nitrogen is nothing more than a gimmick promoted by the tire industry as a way for the tire dealers to make more money.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #16
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Air is 78% N, 21% O and < 1% of other. I would wonder how much difference the 21% O makes? Mine came with N in both the truck and the fiver, but I just add air when filling them.
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Air is 78% N, 21% O and < 1% of other. I would wonder how much difference the 21% O makes? Mine came with N in both the truck and the fiver, but I just add air when filling them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #18
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There is a special machine that exchanges the O2 for nitrogen in any tire shop I have had it done at.
I think you are confusing the "special machine" that generates (separates) nitrogen from the oxygen in air. Otherwise they would have to have tanks of nitrogen. They would have to vacuum the air out of the tire to achieve pure nitrogen.

Actually, NASCAR does this to racing tires, but it takes 3 complete fill and vacuum sequences to achieve it. Been there done that.

NO tire shop does that.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:44 PM   #19
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I run 80 psi in my Michelins, and plain old air.
Nitrogen has been proven to be a waste of money.
I have 3 nitrogen-filled tires, and one air-filled because of repair, on my new(er) 1/2 ton, and there is no difference in warm/cold weather pressure, nor loss of air pressure over time.
I just switched the tires on my wife's truck for winter, and those tires that are filled with plain air didn't lose 1 psi over the summer.
I'll take the nitrogen if it is free, but will never pay for it.
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This is another subject that keeps coming up and we all prattle on about. It's been a scam since the 50's. I was surprised to see Costco doing it recently - thought they were above that kind of thing, but I guess not.

You see this repeatedly in scams - a morsel of science used to con people out of their money.
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