If I fill my tires with helium instead of air, could I haul more weight legally?

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  1. tracyq144

    tracyq144 Heavy Load Member

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    I recently hauled a load that put me over gross by 25 pounds. Luckily, the state scales were closed, but I was sweating it all the way.

    So, would helium in the tires have fixed this problem?
     
  2. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    And if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump its ### when it hops.

    Sorry but I just have a hard time taking a question like that seriously lol.
     
  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Use hydrogen instead... as long as you don't have Continental tires.
     
  4. Broke_and_Hungry

    Broke_and_Hungry Light Load Member

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    That's day one stuff right there!! Everyone knows that.
     
  5. Concorde

    Concorde Medium Load Member

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    Don't bother with helium, just let 1.5 psi out of each tire :)
     
  6. Steel Tiger

    Steel Tiger Road Train Member

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    To cut weight, try these:

    -Don't top off your blinker fluid
    -remove 5 lug nuts from each wheel (that's all 4 wheelers have)
    -don't eat b4 you cross the scales
    -make sure all your trash is thrown away (those empty soda cans add up)
    -on the topic of helium.....fill up a few dozen balloons with helium and float them in your sleeper. They'll help pull the weight off the ground.

    Do all these and you can save up to 1.5 lbs.
    Hope this helps
     
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Helium by atomic weight or mass is lighter than Room air. Which is a mix of nitrogen (75%, oxygen approx 20% and rest other gases)

    You will run into thermal problems pretty quick with helium. The weight of air vs helium is negligible. You would save more weight tossing out that trashbag you have been sitting on last few days. The gain in tare is negligible.

    Me thinks you have been thinking way too hard. Take some time off, relax enjoy a woman back home or something a while. Take a load off.
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Don't forget to throw out the lot lizards before you roll onto the scale!!!
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    And that foot high stack of paper forms handed to you back in orientation, toss that too.

    Then see if you can get a bucket of wrench grease.
     
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