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Posted: 10/16/20 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My small tire pump is really struggling to get tires to 80 psi. Also, the cord won't reach from truck to rear tires. What are you using?


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Rolair 1 gallon compressor with a 50' hose

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Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor

Works great and has a long enough air hose and power leads to reach all the tires.


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I use a Husky air compressor from Home Depot. It goes up to 110 psi. But since I purchased new trailer tires from Discount Tires, that store has been letting me have free air from their compressor, which works a lot faster than my Husky compressor.

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Ryobi battery powered air pump but I only need a max of 65. Recharge from truck's 110 plug. Powers my saw, drill and impact wrench too. Five years now.


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Posted: 10/16/20 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A 120v Porter Cable rated to 150 psi.


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One of those small dual tank compressors from a Harbor Freight. $45-50. Easier to move around than my larger 10 gallon horizontal shop compressor. Both 120VAC.


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I use a "Slime 40026 2X Heavy Duty Direct Drive Tire Inflator" pump that I found on sale for $60. The power cord is short, but the hose is long (it takes a really heavy power cord to carry enough current for a 12V pump, that's why it comes with a long hose).

I tried using a cheap cigarette lighter pump and ran into the same problem as you -- it could barely make it over 70psi, but I needed to get to 80psi.

If you get a 12V pump, get one with battery clamps, not a cigarette lighter adapter, the cigarette lighter can't put out much current, so those pumps don't have a lot of power.

If money is no object, ViAir has some great 12V pumps, but they are not cheap.

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I use, and am highly satisfied with, a Fini AirBoss compressor. This is among the most compact "real" compressors available, and not as loud as some though by no means quiet. I have no trouble getting my tires to 80 psi with it, and without needing an overly long time to do so.

(Craftsman also rebrands the same unit.)





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I use a home pancake compressor b4 I take off ... on the road I carry an electric compressor which takes a LONG time to fill but I rarely have had to use it. Seems like a decent compromise for someone who isn't on the road for a long time.


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