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Old 02-03-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Air compressor recommendation needed

I want to carry portable air compressor for emergency, any suggestions? 12 volt or electric? I do have honda 3000 generator in my truck if electric is way to go. appreciate some advise. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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We have the Ryobi air compressor and the Ryobi 18v drill to adjust the jacks and stabilizers. We love it
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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We picked up a fairly beefy unit for little $ at a WalMart on the road. It claims to be for 'Big' tires and had no trouble getting the tires up to 60 Lbs. on a mountain, and included a nice case and some plugs and tire "Goo". It was the most expensive one at Walley World but that is still cheaper than the cheapest at Camping World. If this will not do the job I call 'AAA RV'!
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #4
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BTW, it is a 12 v. unit and it is small enough to slide under the seat in the TV but not too small that you forget were it is.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:42 AM   #5
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PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor
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I think this compressor is awesome. I can use it to fill tires, winterize the RV by blowing the water lines, and I have an attachment to blow air if I need to dry something. Bought it on Amazon.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:16 AM   #6
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I've used one of these for several years...It comes in a hard plastic case...

12 Volt, 150 PSI High Volume Air Compressor

I installed a Male 12 volt type plug on the end, replacing the clamps, I then installed a female 12 volt plug on the wires from the clamps as a 'adapter' in needed...
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:17 AM   #7
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I've used one of these for several years...It comes in a hard plastic case...

12 Volt, 150 PSI High Volume Air Compressor

I installed a Male 12 volt type plug on the end, replacing the clamps, I then installed a female 12 volt plug on the wires from the clamps as a 'adapter' in needed...
I have the same one but came with a cloth case. It's a big big improvement over the old Coleman's.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #8
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I have one very similar to Ahab's. Check in with the off-road jeep forums for a lot of discussion on the 12 volt units. They use and modify them heavily.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:51 PM   #9
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Viair

This is what I bought: VIAIR 450P Automatic Function Portable Compressor : Amazon.com : Automotive

After my research, this is what I determined to be the best that I could buy. I wanted one that would never fail and had no duty cycle, that is, could run continuously.

The HF unit is obviously a good price but the manual says nothing about duty cycle. My experience with HF stuff is that it is cheap and will work, but is not well made for the long term.

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Anyone have experience with Viair units enough to know how well this one would work? Thinking of something for LT tires. 80-90 psi.

http://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-88.../dp/B005ASY23I
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:59 PM   #11
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Anyone have experience with Viair units enough to know how well this one would work? Thinking of something for LT tires. 80-90 psi.

http://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-88.../dp/B005ASY23I
Bought one of those in late 2012 to use both with the trailer tires and the TV tires (275/55 R20). It does an excellent job, doesn't take too much time to fill the larger tires and seems to be very well built. I don't hesitate to recommend it to people who want a good 12-volt pump that does not take forever to fill the tires.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:59 PM   #12
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Ditto on the Viair 88P. I use it on both the trailer and TV. My nephew bought one at the same time to use on his offroader to air up his 33 in. tires and is also happy with it.


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Old 03-19-2015, 02:33 PM   #13
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I just installed a Viair 400c, real happy with it.
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