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Old 03-19-2015, 02:59 PM   #15
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After buying several crappy compressors, I went with a Viair 90P which cost about $70.00 on Amazon. It more than meets my needs for the Silverado and FC. The only drawback is that is requires direct clipping to battery terminals and reach can be an issue. I carry either a small 12v battery or use my jumper cables.
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:10 PM   #16
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Gosh, I just realized with the AS I have no source of compressed air as I had on the moho....mmmmm....will need to fix that I guess....correct?
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:20 PM   #17
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This one is very popular with the offroad guys. I carry one to air up my tires after a day on the trails. It out preforms the Viair. Even the Big expensive model. More then once I have been parked next to a guy with the big Viair and I finished airing up before he did. If you don't want to break the bank. you might consider this one.

Amazon.com: Q Industries MV50 SuperFlow High-Volume 12-Volt Air Compressor: Automotive
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:09 AM   #18
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This is several years old, but appears to be built well after I inspected the internals.... of course.

RV Air Pump_03.20.15 by Fantinesvoice.com, on Flickr

I have a plug which goes into the RV outlet on the back of my Dodge TV. Along with this I use a 50 foot air hose. One point to be made is that if we use long electrical extension cords, the voltage drop is not good. However, a long air hose has no issue as the air pressure is evenly distributed throughout and there is no loss even in a hundred feet.

Having said all that, this pump was designed for motor cycles, and I suspect it may take awhile to inflate a vehicle tire. I may even do a test run, now that I have wired it for the truck.

I found one here: http://www.sears.com/slime-slm40019-...SPM11206261119

I think this may be a good one as well... much faster:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z8HAUK/...l_8tnf3u18p9_b
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:29 PM   #19
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This one is very popular with the offroad guys. I carry one to air up my tires after a day on the trails. It out preforms the Viair. Even the Big expensive model. More then once I have been parked next to a guy with the big Viair and I finished airing up before he did. If you don't want to break the bank. you might consider this one.

Amazon.com: Q Industries MV50 SuperFlow High-Volume 12-Volt Air Compressor: Automotive
I had one of those, but I burned it up (I think) by running it too long while winterizing one year. No problem filling tires even to 80 PSI. It was a really great compressor...I really should try it to see if it still works or not. (And if it doesn't, trash it and get a new one.)
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:22 PM   #20
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I had one of those, but I burned it up (I think) by running it too long while winterizing one year. No problem filling tires even to 80 PSI. It was a really great compressor...I really should try it to see if it still works or not. (And if it doesn't, trash it and get a new one.)

Ran it today - the air was coming back out the inlet! I opened it up, and there's not much to it. The motor runs a piston that sucks air in one hole and pushes it out another one. I think there is supposed to be two thin pieces of metal - one on the inlet and one on the outlet - that lets it build pressure, but in mine the metal piece on the inlet holes was gone. There was some debris in the cylinder but not enough to account for the size of the metal piece, assuming it was the same size as the outlet piece. I would've taken pictures, but my hands were dirty. So I don't really know why mine failed - the thin metal piece broke for some reason, but I couldn't figure out why. It didn't seem like it was anything I would've done to cause it.

There's no electrical way that the pump would stop if it built up too much pressure. Seems like there's some max pressure it would build based on the volume of the cylinder when the piston is at the top of its stroke.

Still kind of want another one.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:34 PM   #21
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If you are carrying a generator anyway why not get a 110 compressor that actually moves air. Either the pancake Porta Cable if you need oiless for inflation of plastic stuff or to blow out the lines or the oil one from Home Depot at about the same price. Personally I do not carry the compressor when we travel.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:05 PM   #22
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This is several years old, but appears to be built well after I inspected the internals.... of course.


Having said all that, this pump was designed for motor cycles, and I suspect it may take awhile to inflate a vehicle tire. I may even do a test run, now that I have wired it for the truck.

I found one here: Sears.com

I think this may be a good one as well... much faster:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z8HAUK/...l_8tnf3u18p9_b
OK, let's be honest....LOL....as noted the pump was for motorcycles, and while it might inflate a trailer tire, many of us do not have that many years left...What I am saying is....this pump is a miserable failure for anything but a very small volume tire....

So, back to the drawing board.....And, as suggested, maybe one that runs from the generator in the bed of my TV....?
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:10 PM   #23
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This is what I use - Viair 450P. Love it. Haven't figured out how to use it for winterizing but I'm sure someone has...
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I carry a 120 volt HF 3 gal. "hot dog" compressor ($39) and a 120 volt/400 watt Pep Boys inverter ($25) mounted in my truck. It puts out 120 psi and, with a 25' air hose, airs up my truck (40 psi) and trailer tires (70 psi) quickly and can double for small air tool jobs.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:58 AM   #25
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Well, if you've the budget this one can deal with more than one kind of emergency...

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It is about how much money one spends... and I am of the conclusion a pump which is useable for inflating a vehicle tire to 65 lbs/in sq, will be at a minimum $100. Or, if the time factor is not important, i.e., one has half a day to inflate the tire, LOL, then the less expensive pumps may work.

The critical factor may be the rating of the compressor, as in CFM at 90 lbs/in sq should be over about 2 to get the job done in reasonable fashion.

And, I may be purchasing a new one to carry with me so as to be able to have a source for anyone's use at various venues I visit.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:25 AM   #27
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I'm with Bill M. I'd go for a 110V AC compressor rather than a 12V model. I have a Warn 12V and it's been good and reliable in getting the trailer tires to 65 psi and the truck tires to as much as 72 psi. But reaching the camper batteries means two people are required because the on/off switch is up near the battery and the hose is stretched to the max to connect to the valve on the tire. With a 110V AC compressor, you could hook up with an extension cord so the on/off is right next to you at the tire. And when necessary, the 110V AC compressor could be powered by a generator. Most of the time, I have shore power so the 110V AC would be handier.
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Since I generally take our Honda gennie with us on trips, I also take a small 110v workshop compressor from home with built in storage reservoir.

I make sure the reservoir is full before we leave home as the one disadvantage of the compressor I take is that it is a diaphragm type rather than the larger piston compressor I use in our garage (it is much too big to take on camping trips.)

The smaller diaphragm compressor (Campbell-Hausefield?) is handy but it is REALLY noisy - to the point that I would be embarrassed to run in in an RV park!

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