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patterpusher

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I hear a lot of you talks about the Air Compressor you take with you in your RV. As I have yet to find anyone who will check and fill my tires I'm planning on getting one. I would like to know the brand and the specs on the Air Compressors that you carry. As weight is always a problem in Class C's and the need to reach high pressures for those rear duals it seam few are available. I found one called a "300 psi Truck Tire Inflater" in the Northern tool and equipment catalog that weighs only 5 lbs ($44), but wonder if that has enough muscle to do any good. Another is Called "2.5 Gallon Oil-Free AC", rated at .7CFM @ 90 PSI ($89) that weighs 22 lbs and states the working pressure to be 70 to 100 psi. That sounds a little low to me. Please tell me about your Air Compressor and where you got it. I'm planning a trip to town next week to possible buy one.


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we have a craftsman was on sale for $99.00 works excellent! came with all nozzles and accessories, tryed it today filled my rear tires 80 psi no problem, was a Xmas present and performs perfect! Randy http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&fromAuto=YES&bidsite=CRAFT&pid=00915310000

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TruckAir is a 12 volt compressor available at Camping world and most large auto parts stores such as auto barn etc. It is priced between 29.00 - 44.00 depending on where you buy it. it is rated at 300 psi and can definately accomplish it. it is warranted for seven years. the compressor can run for 8 hrs. straight with out having to stop the compressor to cool down, like other 12 volt models after 15 min. Inflates my duals with no problems, although, it is hard to do the outter tire without extensions.


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I bought a Campbell Hausfeld Model FP2040 110 volt 2 gallon tank type compressor. Harbor Freight sells one under their Central Pneumatic labels just like it, both are about $70 and 25 lbs. There are a number of similar small but serious compressors that people use for 80psi and lesser psi Class C tires. I bought quick disconnect fittings for $5.00 and an inflator with dial guage and pressure release for $15.00 at Harbor Freight. We take ours on long trips. The coiled nylon hose is just long enough to reach all six tires. I don't think that most 12 volt compressors would hold up for long and top off 80 psi tires quickly.

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I ended up buying a small, REAL, compressor. Originally, I bought one of the cheapies, and found that it took forever to pump up even a car tire. With a gallon air tank, I had two useful seconds of power with an air tool before needing to wait two minutes for it to catch up. Gave that one away to my father for his bike tires.

Yes, my compressor is a little bulky and heavy, but it's a useful tool. Since you listed the specs of what you were looking at, here's what the Dewalt Emglo is rated at: 4.5 CFM delivered @ 100 PSI, pump recovers in under 15 seconds. It has a 4 gallon tank. I found that it sneaks nicely in one of my storage bays. It wastes no time filling up MH tires, operating an impact wrench, or operating any of my air tools.

If you're only planning on filling a tire in an emergency, then get a $40 model. If you plan on doing regular maintenance, and using it for more than just filling a tire now and then, spend a little more, get a lot more.


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I have some thing called a "power Tank"Its fairly small.And fills your tires with CO2.One tank will fill 39 Class A tires.You can refill the tank at any welding supply shop.It has a PSI of 200.I use it to fill my 5er tires,truck tires,i run air tools with it.Very powerful.Fills in a matter of seconds.Its pricey but for me its worth every penny.As a matter of fact I have 2 tanks.they are stored in my front storage compartment.I use a 50 foot air hose with this.I also use it to clean off my slide roofs before leaving camp grounds.Take a look for yourself and decide. www.powertank.com.

Can you buy cheaper?sure can.Can you get a protable air compressor that has the power this has?I don`t think so.


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I bought the ROADPRO 300 psi 12-volt Compressor from Kbizz online: $38 w/shipping. The first time I used it, the cigarette lighter connector overheated and warped to the point it no longer works. KBizz.com claims that their website was destroyed after my purchase, and all records were lost, and the person who answers emails musta died also. I cannot find an address for ROADPRO either. It has a 90-day warranty... Goodie!!!


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Today I bought a 110 volt, AC, compressor. Our MH has a generator, so if boondocking it can still be used. It has a 2 gallon tank, max pressure is 115psi, air delivery: @40psi 3.8CFM, @90psi 2.4CFM. It has an automatic cutoff, and no time restriction when using it. The weight is 15 pounds. I can use a regular two-way air chuck so I can get to the valve stems of the dual tires, not one of those cheap "clip on" ends the will not fit through the holes in my rims. I got it at Kragen Auto Stores, the total price was $46.00. I plan to try it out in the next couple of days. If there is a problem I'll add another post here.

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6/3 update. Well the compressor does work. It does have a reset switch that shuts off the unit if it's been on too long and starts to overheat. It's okay for topping off the tires if they are down a pound or two. But that is all. I'm going to keep it because that is what I wanted it for, and is compact in size. If I have a flat tire then I would call for road service anyhow.

I looked at one that Sears has, the cost was $100.00. But it is a lot taller and weighs over 20 pounds. That one also says you can spray paint with it so most likely the compressor would run for a longer duration without overheating.

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Thanks a lot for all the input, Your comments have brought a lot of things to my attention that I hadn't really thought about before. Such as the high current that would be needed from a 12 VDC source or the high start current from a 110 VAC compressor motor. That rvpowershot.com CO2 tank looks like it might be the safest for the RV but the $300 + price tag for an empty tank I'd have to carry to the local Pepsi bottling plant to get filled with CO2 has me wondering. At present I think I'll have to settle for a full sized compressor and use it here at home while I'm researching a portable unit that will work and is safe for the rig. Thanks a bunch Patter

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I have both a truck air (carry on the jeep for trail use, along with a 7 gal. air tank) and a 2.5 gal pancake compressor. I thought about using the Truck Air on the RV, but after airing some tires on the trial, ain't no way. It can take forever to completely air a tire the size of my Endura's. I use the pancake around the house and it fits in my basement storage fine and I can just plug it into the compressor. It is set to shut off at 100 psi so I have plenty of pressure.

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