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Old 05-28-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
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Nitrogen. Yes or no

Will putting nitrogen in my tires on my Rockwood 2608 help prevent blowouts. I just put a new set of Goodyear marathon 205 75r14c on the camper. The Goodyear dealer didn't mention it


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Old 05-28-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yes possibly maybe and it should.
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Nitrogen is a larger molecule than oxygen so the tires will not "leak" as much as fast, so less need to re-inflate.

Nitrogen is also supposed to run cooler that regular air - I only say supposedly because that's what I've heard - I've never tested the theory.

So if it does run cooler than air, and doesn't diminish air pressure while parked, thus leaving the tires inflated properly, it SHOULD help eliminate blow-outs not caused by road debris.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:50 PM   #4
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I use 79% nitrogen in my tires.............it comes straight out of the air compressor.
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Although opinions vary on the forum about this, there is a reason why FR spends the extra money to fill the tires of its units with Nitrogen.
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I use 79% nitrogen in my tires.............it comes straight out of the air compressor.
X2 ^^^^ and then as the smaller molecules of the other 21% keep leaking out, I top it off again and again using my handy dandy air compressor and figure sooner or later I'll end up with 99% percent Nitrogen by filtering out the other stuff.

Sorry, not being a smart butt, just having a tough afternoon and needed a little laugh for myself.
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Although opinions vary on the forum about this, there is a reason why FR spends the extra money to fill the tires of its units with Nitrogen.
Me thinks Forest River uses it as a ploy to sell more units.

Unless the tires are filled while in a vacuum, it is impossible to get 100% N2 in the tires. The volume between the unfilled tire and wheel contains air, which will still be there after filling with N2. If you repeatedly empty and refill the tires, you might get close to 100% N2, but I doubt the manufacturers go to that kinda trouble.

So my question here is: Is ~95% nitrogen that much better than 79% nitrogen ??
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I use 79% nitrogen in my tires.............it comes straight out of the air compressor.
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Purely a waste of money if you are putting it in your tires it prevent blowouts. It will NOT do that.......... Tire pressure & proper loading more important.

As far as Forest River using Nitrofill in our tires they probably pay almost nothing to do it. Nitrofill is advertising on the sides of the trailers. Our car dealer when he first started using Nitrofill it was an extra $39.99 But that included an insurance to replace tires if they were damaged (road hazard). Now he must of got tired of complaints as there is now, no extra charge. We got the same or worse wear on tires of the junk Subaru we bought from them with Nitrofill.

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Will putting nitrogen in my tires on my Rockwood 2608 help prevent blowouts. I just put a new set of Goodyear marathon 205 75r14c on the camper. The Goodyear dealer didn't mention it


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Nitro, will run the tire temp cooler, as far as the vacuum. If they use the machines it will vacuum out any air in them. That is the main reason they use it in Plane tires, Also your PSI is more stable then compressed air. It is also supposed to stop tire rot. Compressed air has water molecules in it to where Nito is dry. This is the reasons right or wrong. When I changed tires I did not buy it, just plain old air.
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