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Old 05-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #41
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Nitrogen keeps your tires running cooler and the larger molecules don't leak out as fast as regular air from the pump, but the one thing that will help keep your tires rolling is an inspection before each trip. Check for cracks, bubbles, tread separation or whatever else looks odd.
The next very important check is of the tire valve. The best valve stem is the metal stem, but most manufacturers use the rubber stems. Take your finger and put a little pressure on the stem, if you hear a hissing sound, you've got a problem. If you really want to check, use soapy water to see if any bubbles appear around the stem.
The next thing is to check the tire pressure. This is always a controversial subject because of different trends of thought. My tire manufacturer representative told me to inflate the tires to the psi printed on the tire. Reduced tire pressure causes the tire to heat up which causes sidewall blowouts.
The sticker on the side of my trailer gives the psi for the tires they installed on my unit. Those tires were Class "C" tires. I have since replaced those tires with Class "E" tires, which carries more weight. I may have too much "Class" but I would rather have too much and not have a flat as opposed to being "Low Class" and having a blowout. (sorry about that, couldn't resist).
They say RV tires only last about 4-5 years. Some have had theirs on longer and others have suffered, like I have, stopped on the side of some roadway trying to change a tire while trucks pass by, as close as possible, rocking your trailer back and forth on the jack.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:36 AM   #42
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Reading through this thread I expected to read that someone had a blowout with their tires filled with nitrogen but, did I miss it? Surely this speaks volumes when this forum is full of blowout stories, but we have seen none in this thread about nitrogen filled tires.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:37 AM   #43
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No, it's a sales ploy
x2 i agree. Keep the right amount of air in your tires and keep them covered.
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Reading through this thread I expected to read that someone had a blowout with their tires filled with nitrogen but, did I miss it? Surely this speaks volumes when this forum is full of blowout stories, but we have seen none in this thread about nitrogen filled tires.
Most, if not all blowouts are with factory filled N2 tires.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:09 AM   #45
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Oldcoot you beat me to it. As far as running cooler. Can someone that says this please point me to a test were they have shown this to be true. And I mean a scientific test were they tested one tire with air against one with nitrogen under controlled conditions.
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Reading through this thread I expected to read that someone had a blowout with their tires filled with nitrogen but, did I miss it? Surely this speaks volumes when this forum is full of blowout stories, but we have seen none in this thread about nitrogen filled tires.

When my unit was new....200 miles on it.... nitrogen filled tires..... one exploded going less than 55 mph down the road.....

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Old 05-30-2015, 11:39 AM   #47
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The only tires in 30 years we have had issues with had nitrogen (Nitrofill). The campers tires have needed nitrogen numerous times in three years..... the car tire wear was the same or worse than tire wear with nitrogen than we had air filled tires........ did it have anything to do with the nitrgen probably not but the Nitrogen did not help........ just lightened the pocket some......

I own/pull 5 different trailers, and drive over 50,000 miles a year & just can say I have had better luck with air...........

My vehicles do not fly or go 200 mph......... sometimes the DW might not agree

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Old 05-30-2015, 12:23 PM   #48
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When my unit was new....200 miles on it.... nitrogen filled tires..... one exploded going less than 55 mph down the road.....

Now this is what I wanted to read, actual blowouts with nitrogen because no one had alluded to that and I thought it should have come up by now.
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Had nitro on my new 5th wheel tires. Tires cracked and stretched within a year and all had to be replaced. Was it nitro? I doubt it. But my RAM tires (3) had nitro and I could keep tab on tires pressure through the dash computer. The fourth tire had regular air and kept the same pressure. Another point is that my dealer said that you cannot top of your tire if nitro is low. He said that they would have to inflate and deflate the tire 3 times to bring the tire up to pressure. I know what your thinking - he did not charge me anything to do this work and it took almost 20 minutes per tire. I will stick with regular air from now on.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:36 PM   #50
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Putting nitrogen in your tires will not help prevent blowouts. Like MtnGuy said, you already got 79% Nitrogen in your tires. People selling Nitrogen for your tires are ripoffs.

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