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Old 04-03-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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When I purchased my trailer last year it came with Nitrogen filled tires. Over the winter the pressure has gone down enough that the stem monitors (the green/yellow/red) are showing low on some of the tires.
Can I fill the tire with air and tow it to a dealer to replace with nitrogen? I guess I could remove two at a time?

How have you all handled this?
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:49 AM   #2
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This question comes up often. Nitrogen has some benefits, but they are negligible in TT tires. In addition, the air from a compressor is about 78% nitrogen. Fill from a standard compressor and do not waste your time or money on nitrogen.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:52 AM   #3
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Nitrogen fills are pretty much a gimmick, as long as you fill the tire with low-moisture air youíll be fine and air is 78% nitrogen anyway.

No need to do anything special. Also, nitrogen will expand and contract with temperature changes just like air. Normal summer pressures will become low winter pressures if there are large temperature changes between seasons.
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When I purchased my trailer last year it came with Nitrogen filled tires. Over the winter the pressure has gone down enough that the stem monitors (the green/yellow/red) are showing low on some of the tires.
Can I fill the tire with air and tow it to a dealer to replace with nitrogen? I guess I could remove two at a time?

How have you all handled this?
Sounds like your RV dealership sold you another unneeded add-on to your RV.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:55 AM   #5
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Just do a search on "Nitrogen" within the forums. You'll have a few days worth of reading.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:19 AM   #6
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Sounds like your RV dealership sold you another unneeded add-on to your RV.
Luckily, no... It was already filled that way when I picked it up- nothing extra.
Thanks for the info, my home compressor should be just fine then.
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Luckily, no... It was already filled that way when I picked it up- nothing extra.
Thanks for the info, my home compressor should be just fine then.
Yes, your home compressor will be just fine.
As mentioned, even when using your home compressor, the air you will be putting in the tires will contain 78% nitrogen.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:24 PM   #8
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Nitrogen filled tire are just the new scam by the tire industry to increase price as if tires aren't getting expensive enough.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #9
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I just got a great deal on a new "Green" compressor. It puts out 78% Nitrogen into all my tires.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:34 PM   #10
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A tire guy was offering to fill my tires with Nitrogen, when I needed a top off. I told him I already had 80% Nitrogen in them now, plus trace elements of noble gases. He asked "Where did you get that?"
He filled my air with regular compressor air, and I left him no wiser.
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Don't waste the time and money. Nitrogen in anything less than aircraft tires and high speed racing won't do a thing for your tires, your safety, your handling. It is a gimmick the auto and RV industry pulled from aviation and racing technology physics that don't make a difference on our side of the realm. And if a manf or dealer will lie to you or use better quality control in their work, what makes us think we can trust them to air up tires from a Nitrogen tank instead of cheaper breathable air?
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Nitrogen filled tire are just the new scam by the tire industry to increase price as if tires aren't getting expensive enough.
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A tire guy was offering to fill my tires with Nitrogen, when I needed a top off. I told him I already had 80% Nitrogen in them now, plus trace elements of noble gases. He asked "Where did you get that?"
He filled my air with regular compressor air, and I left him no wiser.
I think I may have to steal this if the opportunity presents itself!
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Yea just top it off with air. Donít waste your good time and money.
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Sounds like your RV dealership sold you another unneeded add-on to your RV.
In this case, it's not just the dealer. My Salem Cruise Lite actually had a label from the factory touting nitrogen filled tires. And Costco does it too.



My compressor works fine.
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My favorite explanation on nitro-fill. I find this guy hilarious, even if he is a bit off-color...
https://autoexpert.com.au/posts/top-...elp-your-tyres
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This poor dead horse is taking another beating. Let's cut him some slack and close this since other threads have said all that need to be said.
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