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Old 06-02-2006, 03:20 PM   #15
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This is the air compressor I purchased at Home Depot. $39.99 it is lightweight very portable and is rated at over 100psi. The down side is that it takes a little time to air up; I have found it to be effective. My plan is to add an on board air compressor and air tank to my truck. This will give me plenty of air and an I can add an air horn so all of those jack**** that like to pull-out right in front of me while talking on their cell phone will at least hear my 52' long rig in their rearview mirror.

I didn't know you had any jackasses in Arizona. I thought they were native to and pretty much localized here in New "Old" Mexico, the super highway to "fast track" immigration and voting rights.
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:31 PM   #16
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Greetings.

Before each trip I check the tire pressure, among other things, before hitting the road. A couple of days before leaving, I usually schlepp my portable(?) compressor with me in case the tires need topping off at 65#. This also means I have to schlepp my 50# Honda generator with me since the power outlet by my storage space area is now locked.

The reason I do this, is that the one time I went to a gas station last year to get some air, it seemed that the pressure in my tires was greater than the output of air at the station. It just was not putting any air in the 'ol donuts.

It was one of those units that you have to feed quarters. Do the compressors at Mobil et al even go up to 65#???

Am I destined to proceed like this, or was it merely an anomoly at this particular Mobil station?

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I've had the same thing happen although not on the trailer, since I normally use my 12 volt pump to top them off at home. My problem is on the van due to the fact that the rear tires need 80 lbs. to put them at max load pressures. The local QT is a losing battle, so a local Shell at this point is my only local solution. I always fill for a little bit and then stop and check with my gage. It's not unusual to find that I've lost ground.

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #17
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I didn't know you had any jackasses in Arizona. I thought they were native to and pretty much localized here in New "Old" Mexico, the super highway to "fast track" immigration and voting rights.


Quick off topic theory... I'm from the Midwest (Iowa, Chicago, Indiana) before moving to AZ. When we first moved to Phoenix 9 years ago I immediately noticed that there are a lot of really bad drivers in AZ. (This was even before EVERYONE had a cell phone.) So...My theory is that a large percentage of the people that live here moved here because they did not like driving in cold weather and snow... So now our state Arizona, is populated with all of the bad drivers from the north. (Except for me of course)
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:03 PM   #18
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seems to have the one I was to referring to. A lot of off roaders permanately install them under the hood.
Thanks for this post. I found a local distributor and will investigate durability factors and the feasability of installing one under the hood of my Silverado next week. If workable, this would certainly be convenient.
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:33 PM   #19
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Thanks for this post. I found a local distributor and will investigate durability factors and the feasability of installing one under the hood of my Silverado next week. If workable, this would certainly be convenient.
Please take pictures of your installation. My Silverado wants one too!
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:43 PM   #20
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Jack.

80 Pounds???? Wow. I have never been able to get two of the same answers as to the proper inflation for the Eurovan.

I've just keep the preasure at 40 pounds on all four tires and hope that is about right.

BTW- I'm using Michelin Energy MXV4+ 225/60R16XL

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #21
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Jack.

80 Pounds???? Wow. I have never been able to get two of the same answers as to the proper inflation for the Eurovan.

I've just keep the preasure at 40 pounds on all four tires and hope that is about right.

BTW- I'm using Michelin Energy MXV4+ 225/60R16XL

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Check this thread,scroll down to post #6. Works for me.
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ures-4300.html
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Jack.

80 Pounds???? Wow. I have never been able to get two of the same answers as to the proper inflation for the Eurovan.

I've just keep the preasure at 40 pounds on all four tires and hope that is about right.

BTW- I'm using Michelin Energy MXV4+ 225/60R16XL

Jonathan
Yep, full sized 3/4 GM vans use E rated tires. Proper tire pressue per GM specifications when carrying a load is 55 lbs. front and 80 lbs. for rear. Obviously when not towing, I don't keep those rears at the 80 lb. level.
Tires run cool and the vehicle is very stable at these pressures.

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hi crazeylev and other inflators...

i 2 carry the genset and as compressor.....
and a 12v pump
and several bike pumps
and co2 inflators.....
so i feel your inflating issues.....

the bike pump internals, seals and chamber will get HOT during auto tire inflation and all but the best bike pumps will die as a result....

there is portable foot operated bike pump that is also approved for car tires...but it still takes 20 minutes to add 4-5 lbs pressure for a partially inflated tire...bike pumps are only for extreme emergency needs imo....

the 25 cent quik trip pumps are a waste....no compressor reserve so only good for 1-2 lbs at 35psi most places....and thats if the hose isn't leaky..

adding an on board higher duty cycle 12volt compressor is still really nice, and not unlike the compressors on the classic mohos and the hummer 1 and some other cars....but it it still extra stuff to carry 24/7 in the eurovan...for only occasional use....even though it is mounted and hard wired.....

consider going to costco once and using their free air inflation with dry nitrogen....with less water inside the tire, pressues will vary less....you could also get a compressed air cylinder (like the lpgas) and fill it with air at home. transport the can to the site and add air to several tires...then leave the cyclinder at home....my rancher/farmer friends do this....taking the red can of air into the field for tire inflation....

if you aren't carrying the genset and 120v compressor while traveling, consider adding sealant to the trailer tires now or before the next trip....

this stuff really does work and might save your skin someday rolling over a nail/screw or other road debris...you've got a single axle correct?

of course don't forget i carry redundant air systems....all of the time
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:21 PM   #24
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Please take pictures of your installation. My Silverado wants one too!
I'll be happy to. I'll most likely take at look at the options tomorrow.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:38 PM   #25
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Anyone here old enough to remember the type of tire inflators at service stations that had a crank to let the user dial up the desired PSI? If I recall, they were classy looking rigs sitting on a pedestal, made of enameled metal and trimmed with chrome. When the tire was inflated to the set PSI, a bell would ring. When you were done, you would hang the hose up on a hook which would shut off the air. Did I mention the air was free?



I don't remember them either.
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Anyone here old enough to remember the type of tire inflators at service stations that had a crank to let the user dial up the desired PSI? If I recall, they were classy looking rigs sitting on a pedestal, made of enameled metal and trimmed with chrome. When the tire was inflated to the set PSI, a bell would ring. When you were done, you would hang the hose up on a hook which would shut off the air. Did I mention the air was free?



I don't remember them either.
Was that to fill the air on the tires of your horse drawn car carriage.
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HaHaHa.

http://www.gaspump.com/Air_Meters/Air_Meters.html


This was my first carriage.

http://www3.telus.net/bjgcelt/59ford.htm
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Jack and Tom.

Interesting read about tire inflation on the other thread. But here is something that has me confused:

When towing something like and AS, boat, or any heavy trailer, do you have to adjust tire preasure? The way I'm seeing it, there is somewhere around 450# of weight added when hooked up. I suppose having weight distribution would put 112.5# of weight on each tire(?)

My guess would be to leave it as is. Let me know if my guess is wrong.

Jonathan

PS- SilverRanger: Was that when the guy used to come out to the car and wash the windows???
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