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Old 03-05-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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Is this over the top in airring up tires?

So I have a genset on order and I have been thinking that it would be nice to have an aircompressor in the TV for toping off the air in the tires if needed before getting underway (and the tires heat up and booger the pressure reading). Is this rational, or am I just off in silly land with this one? I dont want to swamp myself with crap I dont need, on the other hand I appreciate the need to have the tire pressures dead on. Thoughts?
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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I have a small portable one that I carry with me....not too big, also not too fast. It runs on 12v. I would suspect it will do most, if not all that I need....between that, a torque wrench and a hydr jack, life is good.
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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I take it back, they are called cordless/portable inflators.

Campbell Hausfeld Cordless Inflators

Mine is close to the CC2400.
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What does over the top mean??

Among the many many items we travel with is a small compressed air tank for tires. We fill it to 100psi at gas station when it gets low, or with big 110V compressor at home in garage.. Won't fill a deflated tire, but will top up a couple pretty reliabily. Weighs less, and less to go wrong than most of the 12V compressors, which seem pretty flimsy.. We've gone through two of those and developed air fitting leaks and had to toss them...

We also keep a pair of digital guages in the car and trailer... Never can be too sure...
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For what it is worth, I am looking at a 110 unit, not a 12V. So it would have more oomph. The problem started at lowes when I was looking at the 7" grinders and saw the priced to own compressors.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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not over the top at all...

hi rodney

lots of compressor threads

here are two good ones with user experience and models and prices.....

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ns-23250.html?

http://www.airforums.com/forum...on-18687.html?

the 2nd thread has a pic of the husky i carry and the 1st thread has pics of others....

...over the top might be installing a compressor and cylinder IN the truck...

under the hood or under the bed wall or in the bed...

otoh the guys that have done so, really like em!

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...over the top might be installing a compressor and cylinder IN the truck...

under the hood or under the bed wall or in the bed...

otoh the guys that have done so, really like em!

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Ok I'll admit.....I've looked into this...currently using a 12V its a bit slow, but gets the job done.....the air compressor is still on my wish list......over the top yes.....
On-board air tools....how cool is that....
Also if you get the air storage tank.....you'll need one more add on toy.....I'm mean safety warning device
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:45 PM   #8
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Now that's over the top...literally.

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Portable Air...

Hi Rodney,

This is what the fourwheelers use to air up their big tires at the end of the trail, Viair - Your Vital Air Source. about $275 , not cheap but it has become one of the tools I never hit the road with out.

A lot easier than trying to find a gas station with a working compressor .
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I carry a small two gallon air compressor. It will run off my Honda EU2000i.
I have had two flat tires (at different times) in January. If they had been on the side of road I would have had a problem.
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We carry a compressor but it needs electricity to work. It doesn't take up too much room and keep it under the bed in the Airstream.
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We carry a small compressor that runs off the 12 volt system. It will work as a backup for our pressure water system if we need it.
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We too carry a little 'el cheapo 110V unit with us that weight in at 7lbs and cost very little. If I were to leave it behind at a campground no big deal. I fell that what you ned to think of is how much extra weight to you need to carry around and can you. Do you often boondock in no-where land where AAA or Good Sams can't get to? Then you may need one. But other than that cheaper and lighter is better!
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Hubby carrys a small pancake compressor when we travel.. sure has come in handy..
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