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Old 04-29-2007, 09:35 AM   #15
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Gulfstream Pilot too?

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I have always used nitrogen in my 7.50 x 14 tires. They are speed rated for 160 mph and load rated 8700 lbs. If they're good enough for a Gulfstream, they should be good enough for an Airstream.

Just kidding. Unless you operate your trailer at 38,000 ft, I think the 78% mix is good enough.
So what you're telling Mark is you drive a Gulfstream too?
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:57 AM   #16
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Not yet. Those %#* idiots at Powerball HQ keep picking the wrong numbers!
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:11 AM   #17
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We used nitrogen in the tires when I was in the USAF 40 years ago. A tire only lasted a month or two, so I do not think it was to prevent rot from the inside. We also had to check / air the tires every day. I think the main reasons were to prevent moisture from building up in the tire and turning to ice at high altitude and to keep the pressure from getting too high when the tires became hot.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #18
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Anyone running nitrogen in their TV or trailer tires?
YES I use nitrogen in tyres of my F150 & A/S...

So when I asked if , in USA , you refill tires , as in Europe, there was a lot of laughts from members......

See my old thread about that ( souvenir):
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ires-4975.html

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Old 04-29-2007, 04:02 PM   #19
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People in AZ use the nitrogen too. I have seen the little green caps. However for most of the year the air here is really dry. <10% humidity. So I see no point in the use of it, if I have to pay for it. I have several air compressors and rarely travel at speeds anywhere near super sonic.


I can hear the south of the border conversation..........
Action: Hey, where can I get nitrogen for my van?
Mexican: Huh?
Action: Yeah, a do you know of a place where I can get nitrogen for my tires?
Mexican: Silly Gringo, we don't need any stinking nitro here.

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Not yet. Those %#* idiots at Powerball HQ keep picking the wrong numbers!
Yes indeed those things are a bit on the expensive side
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:15 PM   #21
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I agree with 2Airishuman, I used to race and used nitrogen for the same reason, but use good old air in the rest of my tires. Our MH has 275/80x 22.5 tires and mine hold 105 p.s.i and I don't have a problem with them losing air.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:36 PM   #22
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For TT & TV tires, the benefits of nitrogen are in the noise level. Some tire stores provide it as std practice (Costco) and that's nice.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:25 PM   #23
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We use nitrogen only in both the GV (51K ceiling) and the C-130 and every other aircraft I've ever serviced. Biggest reasons is because its dry, non flammable, and minimum expansion with high heat, but the tires do loose pressure. I check or service them before every flight. My Globetrotter has nitrogen in the tires only because they were flat when I bought it and I had a small 3000 psi nitrogen bottle handy but no compressed air bottle.
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #24
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Been running Nitrogen for 1.5 years now in my TV 05 Burb 3/4. Here in Florida they claimed better gas mileage. Dealer told me to bring by the AS when I pick it up in NJ. It would be a hassle finding a place to refill on the road. I am satisfied with its performance in the TV. To Be honest I do regular maintenance and I have not checked for loss of pressure. I will now when I start towing a Classic 31 across country!
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The COSTCO store where I buy tires puts nitrogen in their tires when they mount them or service them every 5000 miles.
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