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Old 02-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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nitrogen filled tires.

Just a follow up to Nitrogen filled tires. I posted that I had a flat on one of my nitro tires. Had it repaired at walley world but no nitrogen. This was in Georgia.
Since then I have returned to Florida and we have gone through some cold and warm weather while the fifth wheel is in storage.( outside ). The other day I checked the fifth wheel. All three nitro filled tires at same level. The one that was repaired with air is down 3 lbs ( been about three week since I checked pressure ) There is no leak. Just thought you would like to know the good part of nitro filled tires.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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Surprising when air is 80% nitrogen. The other stuff must have leaked out

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Old 02-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I had this debate with someone the other day.
I give it a maybe, but not worth the effort/ $$.
I say it is a gimmick by the machine manufacturer to sell machines passed down to the service seller. There is NO way possible to get the tire filled with 100% nitrogen, so it cant be that much better than the 80% nitrogen atmosphere in my opinion. On an idy car, maybe. On my vehicles, no.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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I have the Nitrogen filled tires on my Cedar Creek and was told the Nitrogen won't leak like air will because of the large particles in the nitrogen. BUT if and when Nitrogen filled tires need to be filled up the the recommended air pressure, just add air. It's always a good idea to check your tires before a trip and or when setting in a resort for a couple months. Just refill with air. unless you have access to Nitrogen.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:03 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Itsthetwoofus View Post
I have the Nitrogen filled tires on my Cedar Creek and was told the Nitrogen won't leak like air will because of the large particles in the nitrogen.

We were told the same thing by the dealer.
Checked our nitro filled tires before each trip all summer (March to Oct) & there was no drop in pressure.
Began to believe the hype.

The unit sat from Oct 31st to mid Dec (6 wks) when we took off for a FL trip.
Checked the tires the day before the trip & they were all down 5 lbs+/-.
Temps for Dec were mostly in the low-mid 30s.
I was not about to drag the 5er 15 miles round trip to fill the tires with nitro so I just used my compressor in the garage.
I normally donít mind spending money if I can justify the expense in some form.
But I think I will stay with old fashion air. Chances are Iíll have traded up for a new unit before the negative effects of air take toll on the tires/rims.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:14 AM   #6
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For anyone who lives where there are temp extremes like us. (it went down to -36 the other day and no that was not wind chill that was static temp) Nitrogen filled tires are well worth the money to get it done. In previous years on my 3/4 ton 4x4 when the temps went down past -25 the TPMS light was on but even at -36 the other day the pressures stayed within the limits of the TPMS. So anyone who thinks it is bunk... you should try living where these things do matter.

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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The pressure stays matter the temp. Believe it or not it works. My family used to race and we always used Nitro-Air. With the extreem stresses that racing puts on a tire I would think a camper tire would be the next best thing ! Its hard to find! But if you live in the North may be well worth it !! I agree with the Sasks ! Note** I wouldnt go out of my way to find it though, I just use it when I can. --- Answer just top off with air...your not going to hurt anything!
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