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Old 08-06-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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Nitro filled tires

We recently purchased a 2013 MicroLite 23ft with nitro filled tires which need to be re-filled. The closest shop that will fill them is almost 2 hours away. Can anyone advise if it's truly better to stick with the nitro or can we just fill them with air?
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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Everything I've read here says just go with air.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:27 PM   #3
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Fill them with air. - there is no real advantage or savings for sticking with the nitrogen.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thanks! Do we need to deflate the nitro that's currently in there. Or can we just add air as is?
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Just add air
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just add the air -
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:35 PM   #7
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Just add air as needed. Air is about 78% nitrogen anyway.

My trailer was delivered with a nail in a tire. 3 tires are nitro filled and one is air filled.
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Just add air as needed. Air is about 78% nitrogen anyway.
Not only that, eventually the oxygen in the compressed air will permeate the inner liner and find it's way out of the tire. As more air is added, the same will continue although it will take less air each time. Eventually the percentage of Nitrogen in the tire will climb to around 90% which is pretty close to the max percentage for a Nitrogen filled tire anyway. That is unless the tire is mounted inside a sealed, Nitrogen Only, environment. Kind of hard for the operator to breathe though
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One of the many "good for us" items, that the auto industry puts on us. Pretty much close to a scam.
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One of the many "good for us" items, that the auto industry puts on us. Pretty much close to a scam.
It is a scam
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It is a scam

It's only a scam if you get charged extra for the Nitrogen. My trailer came with Nitrogen filled tires. Will I seek out a shop that can keep them topped off with Nitrogen? Nope! Will I worry about it? That would be a big "NO" there too.
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:59 PM   #15
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Yep. Been telling my customers that for years. But OMG the ones that have been sold it...they have wanted us to pull their wheels off their car and take them to a place to get them refilled. Then get WAY upset when we tell them that we will charge them 135 for the down time of the lift AND the porter we have to send.

But we are the rip off?!
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:05 PM   #16
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We had nitro in our 1st TT, for seven years tires never needed filling, kept at proper psi
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Nitro tires on my TT got filled for free. I tipped the guy five bucks.

We had nitro tires on our Frontier. In about four years, some, not all, needed filling ONCE.

Is it worth it? You make the call. But they maintain pressure better and run cooler. Those of you who worry about trailer tires a lot might want to give that some thought.
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It's only a scam if you get charged extra for the Nitrogen. My trailer came with Nitrogen filled tires. Will I seek out a shop that can keep them topped off with Nitrogen? Nope! Will I worry about it? That would be a big "NO" there too.
X2, but what do I know? I am still looking for the strings that hold the airplanes up.
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