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Old 05-23-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Wanting to top off my AS tires during trips what is the best way others accomplish this. Not using air at gas stations etc. I have a bicycle style pump but after 55 or so lbs is really hard. Appreciate any ideas?
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:11 PM   #2
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We just got one of these. Nice small size, and worked well to top off the tires.

We had to pump up the tires before hitchup so that the nose of the truck is facing the trailer tongue to get the cable to reach. You could buy a longer cable if you wanted to.

Very compact size to travel with...about the size of a standard toaster.

http://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-88...=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
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Wanting to top off my AS tires during trips what is the best way others accomplish this. Not using air at gas stations etc. I have a bicycle style pump but after 55 or so lbs is really hard. Appreciate any ideas?
Most people use something along this line that can be powered off your AS or TV battery:

http://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-88...ds=air+pump+88
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Wanting to top off my AS tires during trips what is the best way others accomplish this. Not using air at gas stations etc. I have a bicycle style pump but after 55 or so lbs is really hard. Appreciate any ideas?
A combination jump starter and air compressor is always a handy thing to have on the road. This is the one I carry on every road trip:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-Fa...essor/38243753

It can be recharged from a 12v power outlet or from 120vAC, and the compressor can run off the jump starter's internal battery so it doesn't have to be plugged in just to air up a tire.
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Never at a gas station unless it is lees than a 1/2 mile from home.

Tires are inflated cold.
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I do a reading in the morning. Write it down as to number and what is needed. Then top off at leisure, going over slightly. And correct downwards next morning.

Calls for sixty and it shows fifty eight. I add 3-5 psi. Adjusted next morning.

10% below rating is considered to be a flat. Then a replacement tire is needed.
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We use this air compressor with the 23D and Mercedes. We have a special two pole twist-lok plug on the compressor and a #10 wire 25' two conductor extension cord that can plug into a dedicated outlet in the back of the refrigerator compartment so the unit can air both the trailer tires as well as the tow vehicle tires.

VIAIR 450P Automatic Function Portable Compressor

It is available on Amazon at a lower than list price.
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I use my Sears compressor at home. If I need to top off on a trip I will use a filling station air supply. Do not see any reason not to use the filling station air. Since I got rid of the Marathons I have very seldom had to add air while on a trip. Maybe once or twice in 10 years time.
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