Many tire shops are now filling tires with nitrogen, or at least offering it as an option for an additional fee. Proponents of nitrogen say: “Oxygen in compressed air permeates through the wall of the tire, thus reducing the tire’s inflation pressure. During it’s journey through the tire wall, oxygen oxidizes the rubber compounds in the tire, causing under-inflation and deterioration of the rubber. Dry nitrogen will maintain proper inflation pressure and will prevent auto-ignition, will not corrode rims, extends valve core life, and will help the tire to run cooler.”
I think that’s a lot of hype. And here’s why I say save your money:
Manufacturers add anti-oxidizing agents into the rubber compounds when making tires.
Any RVer who regularly checks his RV’s tire air shouldn’t need to worry about the air leaking out too fast.
The biggest cause of normal tire aging is external… UV-rays and ozone. What’s a little oxygen permeation compared to the aging done to the outside by the environment. Look inside an old tire… it will no doubt look nearly new except for a little dirt.
Here’s my last argument: Dry air contains roughly (by volume) 78.08% nitrogen and 20.95% oxygen. So just how much advantage could there be in a filling a tire with 100% nitrogen over just using air? I’m thinking not much, and certainly not enough to be worth paying extra.
I Have A Convection Oven in My RV. Now What?
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