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I also advocate for 110 volt compressor as said by "bpounds " but , I never would run a compressor on an extension cord . You can move air thru a hose with out increasing the amps needed , unless the extension cord was at least # 12 ga .

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I cannot imagine bringing a 110 volt compressor for RV use. I rarely camp with hook ups and I would want to be able to deal with a tire out on the road.

Ten years ago I bought a cheapie, Slime compressor from Walmart. It was about $35 and the equivalent units are not much more expensive now. I have used it a great many times. It is slow if you need to pump up a tire that has leaked. I use it mainly for adjusting tire pressure over time or due to temperature changes. In addition to being cheap it takes up very little space.

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I had bought a portable 12v one named Truckair that goes to 150psi that I have had for years and works great. I use it for the tires, pinbox and hitch



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wanderingbob wrote:

I also advocate for 110 volt compressor as said by "bpounds " but , I never would run a compressor on an extension cord . You can move air thru a hose with out increasing the amps needed , unless the extension cord was at least # 12 ga .


Well the great thing about the on board Viair on my TV, is that as stated before it will operate my impact wrench with it's 2.5 gallon tank. so I could loosen a stubborn lug nut if needed.


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Well the great thing about the on board Viair on my TV, is that as stated before it will operate my impact wrench with it's 2.5 gallon tank. so I could loosen a stubborn lug nut if needed.


Or for about $15 you can buy a 2' breaker bar from Harbor Freight. That way you would not need a large compressor, electrical hookups, a 2.5 gallon tank and the impact wrench.

Especially for RV use, I always look for the low tech, low cost solution. Actually I try to avoid changing my RV tires. I spend roughly $150/yr for Premier AAA coverage. I only had one flat and the AAA driver had to make a 150 mile trip in each direction. Fortunately we were already at a campground so the 3 hr wait made no difference.

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