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Old 07-30-2017, 10:56 PM   #1
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Nitrogen in Tires

My RV has (had) nitrogen in the tires. When I was getting the RV service (slide) the other day, they told me that they put regular air in the tires because the tires were low.

Does anyone have experience with adding regular air to tires that are equipped with Nitrogen?

They told me at the shop that they do it all the time and it doesn't matter???


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Old 07-30-2017, 11:05 PM   #2
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I use a custom blend in my tires... 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and whatever else comes out of the compressor. Yes using air is diluting the nitrogen fill that is in the tire. How much and does it make a difference is open to debate. I don't think that it makes a huge difference in an RV tire. In a performance tire on a race car, yes.


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Old 07-30-2017, 11:06 PM   #3
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Our factory tires had nitrogen and when the weather got cold they needed air, so I put in air rather than run them low. There were no places near me that have nitrogen so air it was. The new tires have good ole fashioned 100% American air in them now.

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:38 PM   #4
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This new tiny toy hauler came with Nitrogen tires.

I've towed it across 7 states in the last 2 weeks. It pulls so smoothly I'm convinced it's hovering back there. Lol
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:17 AM   #5
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Has to do with moisture absorption and temperature. Tiny, if an difference than air unless you have an F-15. No problem mixing. Much, much better to have right air pressure than to have nitrogen.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:59 PM   #6
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Mine are nitrogen, I need to top them up maybe once a year, I do it at home with good ole dirty compressed air. They may take 2lbs a year, so in 25 years they will be back to 100% air.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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Mines was a little low and since I couldn't find any nitrogen I put just air the dealer said that it was okay.

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