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Regardless of the time of year I run that "mixture" of 78% Nitrogen plus 21% Oxygen in my tires, its worked well for me ............Should be changed every 4000 miles right?????????????????? Don't you hate dirty old stale air........

 John T

 

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I run the same air year around.  We don't travel as much during the winter and it gives the summer air time to rest so it can be ready for new travels in the summer.

I know one fellow that sucks out the air each winter and stores it until the next winter.  He also does the same for his summer air.  He keeps it compressed so it does not take up much room.

 

Ken

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I buy Arizona desert air by the barrel.  It is dryer and contains fewer industrial contaminants.  The lack of moisture and contaminants reduces corrosion on the inside of the tires and the wheels.  Aluminum wheels are particularly susceptible to this sort of damage.  I prefer the winter desert air because it is denser.  Winter desert air is more expensive because there is a much higher demand for it due to the snowbirds breathing it all up.  When you fill the tires with this air in the Northern Hemisphere you should be careful to use a counter clockwise compressor to negate the coriolis effect in mid-latitudes.  A clockwise compressor should be used south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

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10 hours ago, Jinx & Wayne said:

When you fill the tires with this air in the Northern Hemisphere you should be careful to use a counter clockwise compressor to negate the Coriolis effect in mid-latitudes.  A clockwise compressor should be used south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

Wayne, so that I do not need to worry with compressor rotation, I make sure to use a coiled air hose that has  clockwise spiral.

 

Ken

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On 5/19/2021 at 8:28 AM, TXiceman said:

Wayne, so that I do not need to worry with compressor rotation, I make sure to use a coiled air hose that has  clockwise spiral.

TXiceman,

Do you change compressor hoses for the tires on the other side of the vehicle?

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

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On 5/18/2021 at 6:15 PM, oldjohnt said:

Regardless of the time of year I run that "mixture" of 78% Nitrogen plus 21% Oxygen in my tires, its worked well for me ............Should be changed every 4000 miles John T

 

Is that 4000 miles or X months whichever comes first. I have been told by salespeople saying using straight nitrogen is better as it is the Oxygen that leaks off when the 78-21 mixture is used.  But I have a little environmentalist in my blood, I hate the thought and using straight Nitrogen and having a blowout. That could up-set 78-21% balance.

Clay I lay awake night worrying about my Oxygen  may be leaking off.  LOL

 

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18 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

Temp. hit 90 here today, my MH air springs aired up by themselves when the winter air in them expanded. I may need a stepladder to reach the door handle.

This would not have happened if you had added volume stabilizer during the winter solstice.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

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Let's kick this up a notch and save the planet.  Lots of expensive research going on about reducing carbon dioxide and sequestering carbon.  I have 16 huge tires on my truck and trailer.  The answer seems obvious, fill up our tires with carbon dioxide in the winter (increased density). 

Carbon captured - problem solved!

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42 minutes ago, DanZemke said:

The answer seems obvious, fill up our tires with carbon dioxide in the winter (increased density). 

You may need to fill out an EPA hazardous materials release incident report (in triplicate) when mounting new tires.

I'm having way too much fun here.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

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6 hours ago, Jinx & Wayne said:

This would not have happened if you had added volume stabilizer during the winter solstice.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

DW uses hair volumizer will that work? OH, wait; I need that not the MH tires.

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11 hours ago, Jinx & Wayne said:

You may need to fill out an EPA hazardous materials release incident report (in triplicate) when mounting new tires.

That would be outrageous!  What's clearly needed is more regulation.  For example, gas stations could convert from air to CO2 and carbonated beverage manufacturers should be required to buy our recycled tire CO2.   And as TXiceman's inspirational link points out - "I'm sure the government will buy it". 🙂

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1 hour ago, DanZemke said:

That would be outrageous!  What's clearly needed is more regulation. 

Maybe we should just switch to methane.  It is a more potent greenhouse gas.   Farmers could sell cow flatulence at roadside stands.  We could just pull over at a farm, a farm hand could back in a couple of cattle up to the rig and, presto, we would have a better world.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

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3 hours ago, Jinx & Wayne said:

Maybe we should just switch to methane.  It is a more potent greenhouse gas.   Farmers could sell cow flatulence at roadside stands.  We could just pull over at a farm, a farm hand could back in a couple of cattle up to the rig and, presto, we would have a better world.

Wayne & Jinx
2017 F-350 diesel, dually
2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ

Wayne, now we have another issue that the methane would have to reclaimed when the tires are changed.  And look at the mountain of government forms to complete if you had a blow out on the road and the sudden release of methane.

Ken

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