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Old 04-30-2020, 03:25 PM   #21
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Unfortunately the ‘nitro’ filled tires are more of a gimmick than anything and can be expensive if you only fill with nitrogen, supposedly they don’t lose air as quickly as regular tires, with just air you will probably lose between 1-2 pounds of pressure a month, just check your tires on a regular basis then there is no need for nitrogen filled tires
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:29 PM   #22
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did you check to make sure your trailer emergency brake was not activated? If you get things tangled up it easy to do that.
If emergency brakes are activated, wouldn't the wheels be hard to turn or squeal as you drive? Wouldn't you be able to tell that they're dragging?
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:30 PM   #23
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It came with Nitro Fill tires. From what I know they are good tires
Nitro Fill is not a tire brand, it simply means that the tires were filled with nitrogen. You need to actually look at the tires and see what Brand they are.
Agree that nitrogen filled tires are a marketing gimmick, unless you are a race car driver.
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:31 PM   #24
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Unfortunately the Ďnitroí filled tires are more of a gimmick than anything and can be expensive if you only fill with nitrogen, supposedly they donít lose air as quickly as regular tires, with just air you will probably lose between 1-2 pounds of pressure a month, just check your tires on a regular basis then there is no need for nitrogen filled tires
I heard that the nitrogen keeps moisture out of the tires. Don't know what happens when moisture gets in???
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:32 PM   #25
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Nitro Fill is not a tire brand, it simply means that the tires were filled with nitrogen. You need to actually look at the tires and see what Brand they are.
Agree that nitrogen filled tires are a marketing gimmick, unless you are a race car driver.
I thought that after I sent. I will check the brand when I get home
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:54 PM   #26
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Your GMC 1500 might be capable of PULLING 9500#, but what is it capable of carrying (Cargo capacity - yellow sticker on door jamb)? How much cargo (and passengers) did you have in your GMC 1500? Tongue weight on your 2509S is listed at 709#. Don't forget to add that to your cargo capacity numbers.

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709 lbs is the Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW) i.e, the DRY tongue weight. Actual tongue weight loaded-ready-to-go could be up near 13% of the GVWR of 6869 lbs i.e., 6869 x 0.13 = 893 lbs. PLUS another 75-100 for the WDH.
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and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not
include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional
equipment or dealer installed accessories.

*Estimated average based on standard build
optional equipment.
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If emergency brakes are activated, wouldn't the wheels be hard to turn or squeal as you drive? Wouldn't you be able to tell that they're dragging?
Yeah, it SHOULD lock them up. But if the brakes aren't adjusted properly, who knows? Just something else to check.
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I'm picking up my 2509S next month. I wouldn't trust the castle rock tires that come on the trailer. First place I'm going is to Discount Tire to get Goodyear Endurance put on.
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https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/nitrogen-vs-air
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Low mileage

My two cents, I think if you were driving into a headwind at 70 mph, thatís pretty normal mileage. At 60 to 65 and no wind, Iíll bet you see 9 or 10.
We had a Rockwood Mini Lite 2109s. Pulling it with a Tundra with the 5.7, we would get around 10 to 12 at 60mph. Hereís an interesting thing I found, towing in Colorado over high passes and at much higher elevation than here in the PNW, my mileage increased by 1 to 2 mpg. That was counter intuitive. Iím told it is because of thinner air at elevation. Basically itís like pulling a parachute when pulling a trailer. These things, with a few exceptions, have very poor aerodynamics.
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