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Hello guys, we are going to Fl. this coming March, and I want to take with me a portable air compressor for emergencies, I've got road assistance and cans of slime, but our PW has those air coils, plus if one tire is just low I'm not going to call someone and wait, my wife gave me some time ago a Craftman tire inflator, that was very good, I used it in my car for many years until it finally died, but for these tires I'm going to need something bigger and stronger, anyone has any suggestions? Thanks for any help. Latter. Louie.


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look into a co tank, most of the small compressors struggle to make 80 psi.


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We carry a Craftsman 120 V portable compressor in our PW Excel that works perfectly when you are plugged in. Easily pumps the tires to 80 psi required and has an inflator connection on the hose. We also carry a cheap 12 v compressor for emergencies or when we camp unplugged. You will need an extension to reach the air bag fittings on the bumper.

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This compressor does not struggle, it just takes a while depending on many lbs to air up a tire. Using it for my air bags it is very fast to the 50 lbs I run at. http://www.viaircorp.com/ sorry I don't do links well.


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I assuming you are dealing with a class B that need 80psi cold.

Get a good sized one that gets you 120psi or so in case you have to inflate it hot (e.g. to 90psi).

Plus it need to be good sized to deliver the volume --- a 12v job is limited by the energy the socket can pull, often set at 15amp or less.

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I've never seen a 12 compressor last long doing much heavy duty tire inflating.
Buy a small 110 volt compressor if you have a generator. Oil ones are better that oilless, but if you plan on using it to blow out the RV lines, get an oilless. A compressor that uses oil will have a small amount of oil mixed with the air, and that is not good in the lines, tanks, and water pump.





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Remember that most of the 12 volts compressors are for limited duty. Keep for emergency use only and not as your only compressor. 110 volt for home use.
Usually when you have a leaking tire it's a nail or screw. Easy to plug temporarily. The key word here is TEMPRARILY. Once you get to civilization let a qualified Tire Store break it down and patch if possible.
Don't use Slime as repair shops hate that stuff.
I bought a couple of 12 volt compressors from HF (10 bucks) and although I don't expect them to last forever one use is cheaper that a service call.


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Posted: 02/24/12 10:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lowes sells a 12 volt/120 volt 120 psi tire compressor with sufficient psi to inflate 80 psi. It is nice as it goes both ways. I have been looking at a lot of small compressors as the small shop compressor that I have been carrying takes up way too much room in my Class B RV's limited storage area. This one at Lowes by Kobalt (which is Lowes own label) looks like a good one and gets good reviews. Here is a link.

If you need to fill from flat to full this may not do it or may not do it very fast, but to add several pounds to bring the tires up to psi, this will do fine.

Once the warm weather comes back and I de-winterize, I plan to get one.


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We've had this one for a couple of years and have been happy with it:

http://www.amazon.com/Industries-MV50-SuperFlow-High--Compressor/dp/B000BM8RT8/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1330193292&sr=1-3

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