When I had my blowout and realized the spare didn't look quite inflated and/or was losing air, I headed to the glove box in the Excursion for the pressure gage. To my surprise there were two in there. I always check my tires at home using a digital gage I keep next to the compressor. As my luck had been steadily declining I perceived this as good news, a primary and backup gage. Both gages maxxed out at 50psi, no good for trailer or TV. Down on my luck again. Not far from the campground was a discount store. Found a new presure gage and my son found a small 12v
compressor for about 14 bucks - perfect I thought and even better when it rang up for only 10 and change. The 12 v cord was way too short, but there is an outlet in the rear of the truck, so with some tricky maneuvering and the folks in the adjacent site having just left (Cape Cod, they really pack 'em in, not as bad as International), the power and air hose just reached. After about 15 minutes and very little increase in pressure on the installed gage, the airhose blew right off the discharge of the compressor. Back to square one. Bottom line; tire pressure gage in the correct range and I'd also like to have a small compressor, I think 12v
vs 120v would be more versatile, opinions?