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Old 10-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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I'm using this one: VIAIR 90P Portable Compressor : Amazon.com : Automotive

It works well, and so far, I'm using my jumper cables to allow it to reach the trailer tires.

Whatever you end up getting, make sure it has an actual piston in it. Diaphram pumps can't deliver the volume you need and they don't last.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #16
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So how long is the cord? It would need to be long to reach my trailer tires from the Tow Vehicle Battery. I supposed it could be hooked to the trailer battery but that is a little harder to get to.

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I use my 12 volt compressor by plugging a home made extension cord into the trailer receptacle on the back of the TV. This picks up the charge line. The other end terminates in a lighter plug. Heavier wire is better.
That way I can reach the trailer tires.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:32 AM   #17
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X 2 for the Viair. Nice little Comp.
Seems well built (but not fast).
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
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I wanted a VIAIR. But just went ahead and got a 120V CRAFTSMAN 3-gl. If I get a PACBRAKE for the truck, then a compressor is included. The SEARS unit is fast for the ten tires I maintain. And the exhaust brake piece will fill in while on the road.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:52 AM   #19
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Dznfog, You might be referring to pirate 4x4 ? I read a few threads on there a while back and most of what I found was pretty creative, useful stuff. Those guys drive trucks into the middle of nowhere, then break down. Sometimes I think on purpose, they seem to be gluttons for punishment. Want to weld in the boonies with no welder ? They know how. If you're looking for 12v compressors, a lot of "mudders" bring one with them on the trail. I'd bet they'd have some good leads, having probably figured out whats junk and what works in the middle of nowhere, where it counts. Happy hunting, hope this lead proves useful for someone.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #20
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Slime makes one that works well and is tiny.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #21
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I've been using an old fashioned bicycle tire pump. 150 psi no problem. For just adding a few pounds it takes no longer than hooking up an air compressor and you enjoy the benefits of a short work out to boot!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #22
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I've been using an old fashioned bicycle tire pump. 150 psi no problem. For just adding a few pounds it takes no longer than hooking up an air compressor and you enjoy the benefits of a short work out to boot!

I'm curios how long that would take to inflate a flat 16 inch truck tire to 80 psi. I am guessing it would be a lot more than a short work out.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #23
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hey,

I am using the Viar 300p ( about $140) I use it on my jeeps 33 inch tires. It takes two minutes to go from 18 lbs to 33. This is the best little compressor you can find. When I top off my AS 30 tires it takes about 30 seconds. The Viair comes with evrything you need including an attached gauge.
Just watch out these things get hot.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #24
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Viair 450P Automatic

Not cheap but 100% duty cycle with pressure switch and decent flow rate. Cords and hose are plenty long enough to reach. Comes with a nice quality gauge/filler and also a nice storage bag.

The positive reviews on Amazon are warranted. While it was more expensive than I initially had hoped for, I went ahead with the notion of "buy once". It it did take me a while to swallow the price but I have no regrets after using it.

VIAIR 450P Automatic Function Portable Compressor : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #25
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I wanted a VIAIR.
Those are pretty good from what I've read, although expensive. I bought one of these for about $50 and it worked great, even for the 80 PSI required by the B190's rear tires. It had a few quirks, none major. I wrote this describing my modifications to it to make it fit my needs perfectly (which involved adding more hose to inflate tow dolly tires, etc.).

Unfortunately I think I killed it by running it too long while winterizing one time. But for inflating tires it was great.
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I'm curious how long that would take to inflate a flat 16 inch truck tire to 80 psi. I am guessing it would be a lot more than a short work out.

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The wrong road means plenty of time. A bicycle pump is not at all a bad idea considering how little room it would take to store. Thanks for the idea.

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The wrong road means plenty of time. A bicycle pump is not at all a bad idea considering how little room it would take to store. Thanks for the idea.

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I always have one with me when camping, because I always have a bike,
however unless it fails, I will use the compressor.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #28
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Gave up on 12v "compressors" long ago....

Honda 2000i= Black&Decker AC Inflator.

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