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Old 01-17-2014, 02:07 AM   #1
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Nitro tires

Not finding a posting on this subject. Turns out my new Crossroads TT has nitro filled tires. I have no experience with this type of tire. Can I add regular air to my tires or do I need to fine a place that carries nitro?
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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My DH has nitrogen in his camaro tires. While adding nitrogen is preferable, air is acceptable. The nitrogen is meant to last longer and give better performance. Hadn't heard of putting it in trailer tires yet. This Website may offer some answers for you.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:32 AM   #3
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My 2013 Crossroads Z1 came with nitrogen filled tires. So far the pressure has remained exactly at the correct pressure. This is one of the advantages of nitrogen, virtually no pressure changes due to temperature and less natural leakage. If you need to add pressure it would be best to add nitrogen but you can add air with no worries. If you add air it will degrade the positive effects of nitrogen and bring the results of air only tires. Hope this helps.
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The nitrogen has nothing to do with performance ( well maybe for running cooler) if you have the larger tire and travel elevation the nitrogen may help there , specially if you have 22.5 tires and youíre rolling down the road at 65 when itís 105į out. The nitrogen does not expand as much and keeps the tires cooler and yes you can add Regular air pressure if needed. Or you can rent and nitrogen tank keep it in your garage and air up as you need
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:44 AM   #6
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:09 PM   #7
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Nitro molecules are the larger part (78%) of oxygen (22%) and move slower. Advantage of nitro filled tires is that it doesn’t escape as fast as 100% oxygen and it also doesn’t allow moisture build up inside of tire during up/down heating/cooling. Yes, you can use straight air in nitro filled tires.
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:15 PM   #8
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nitro molecules are the larger part (78%) of air with oxygen (22%) and move at the same rate. Advantage of nitro filled tires is that it doesn’t escape as fast as 100% air and it also doesn’t contain moisture. Yes, you can use straight air in nitro filled tires.
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I'm too cheap to pay for filling my tires with nitrogen.
Instead: I use "Nitrogen Light"... It's about 78% pure nitrogen.
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:44 PM   #10
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I bet itís a real drag getting that air hose connected to that can of nitro light and not spilling any.
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I bet itís a real drag getting that air hose connected to that can of nitro light and not spilling any.
It's rough: I tell ya...

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Old 11-25-2019, 04:38 PM   #12
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Exactly. You beat me to it.

Also, runs cooler.

For those nonbelievers they also help lift the rv so there’s less weight.
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Heck: I'll even try Helium if it helps...

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FWIW, my previous Open Range TT had nitrogen filled tires. I thought it was a sales gimmick. Sold it two years later and never had to add a single pound of air to any of the tires. Maybe it works...maybe I just had good luck. Who knows...
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I have a bridge...........and some waterfront property in AZ.............

I'll take that bridge. Nitrogen is far superior to common compressed air. It's cleaner (does not deteriorate the rubber inside the tire, it doesn't expand ( so your tires are always at the proper inflation, tires run cooler so you won't leave parts of them on the highway (hopefully) and they get a pretty green valve cap. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Where do you get it, and what would be a reasonable cost for it?
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I'll take that bridge. Nitrogen is far superior to common compressed air. It's cleaner (does not deteriorate the rubber inside the tire, it doesn't expand ( so your tires are always at the proper inflation, tires run cooler so you won't leave parts of them on the highway (hopefully) and they get a pretty green valve cap. Just my 2 cents worth.
Cleaner than filtered compressed air - No
What about the rubber deteriorating on the OUTSIDE of the tire?
Nitrogen expands just like all other gasses in response to temperature - so I believe Boyle would argue that point with you.
How could they run cooler than an air filled tire at the same pressure? Does nitrogen push the heat from friction out the back door?


But you do get a pretty green cap for your money. Maybe they'll put a pretty green sign on your bridge too.
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I get my funky-colored tire valve caps on E-bay...
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My Wife didn't notice. I took the Green Caps off her Range Rover.
I put them on the Axis and now the Axis handles much better.
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