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Old 07-07-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Portable air compresser

I want to get a small portable air compressor to keep the trailer tires aired up. What would you all recommed and where would I get one. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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If your into DIY stuff, some mid to late 80's highline GM autos had self leveling rear suspension that included a neat little heavy duty 12 v air compressor. Toss in a old freon tank and a 100 psi switch and bingo, onboard air. Mke sure and use 10 gauge or larger cable, it takes a lot of grunt to get 100 psi so the current draw can be quite high.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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Don't buy the $9.99 one on e bay they will not do th job as they claim.

If you are a junk yard type you can get a 12 volt unit of anything that had air ride and use it. Lincolns and some Chrysler product for a start.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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hi bing-bing

search the terms 'air compressor' and 12v or 110 ac for variety...

or just go browse in the "tire" forums...

here are some threads with options...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ion-18687.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...res-30644.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ons-23250.html


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Old 07-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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I have the Husky but I don't take it trailering. See here for what I bought: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...tml#post356815
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:16 PM   #6
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I got one at Sears for about $20. It's a Black&Decker. Runs 120Vac or 12VDC, and runs (they say) up to 160 psi.

What I like is the size (as small as a breadbox), all the hoses and cables for both 120v and 12v fold into a compartment under the cover, it's light, and it has a large gauge you can set.

I haven't field tested it yet, but it ran ok in the shop. Anything this size is gonna take a long time to fill a flat.
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Thank you guys for the suggestions. I like the looks of the husky so I'll check around tomorrow to see where I can pick one up. You all are great to get back to me so quickly. I appreciate it!......Bing
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:52 PM   #8
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I bought the Husky portable system that will jump start my truck,air up my tires and has both an a/c and d/c outlet..All for 90 bucks....This way my wife can run her hair curler while watching me air up the tires.
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Our 59 SOTR has one

We have an Air compressor on board - 12v too - for the water pressure system. Now, to figure out a way to tap into it for access to be able to fill the tires if needed. Hmm... I'll have to work on that.
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