Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
New Member
 
2006 22' Interstate
sylvan lake , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Recommend a good tire inflator

HELP!!!

Am looking for a reliable, capable tire inflator for maintaining air pressure in my class B motorhome tires (driving a 2007 Airstream Interstate). Believe a 120 volt-type unit---one I can plug into a wall outlet---is probably my best choice, but am not sure which brand or model will best meet my need. (Recommended tire pressure for the Interstate ranges from 55 to 80 psi.)

I want something that will do the job efficiently and am having a "dickens" of a time trying to identify the right product. Can anyone recommend a good tire inflator for doing the job? (Getting a little tired of running to the local gas station and throwing quarters into air machines that time-out after only a few minutes of questionable service.) THANKS!
__________________

__________________
lg_sylvanlk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
I have a compact 120v unit of the type favored by roofing contractors. It is a cheap brand but has given good service. I believe I went to Fleet Farm and bought the cheapest one. It does weigh 30 pounds or so however so not suitable on the road. I have a 12v pump for that.
__________________

__________________
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
1971 29' Ambassador
Leonardtown , Maryland
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 262
Images: 3
I have a Black And Decker Air Station. It works on 115vac and 12vdc. It is not the fastes, but when on the road but, it works well.
At home I have a garage kept 115vac compressor with a 12 gal tank.
__________________
_________________

Rebee - WBCCI #1325
2002 Classic Ltd 30'
2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7 Cummins
Rebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
TerraYacht's Avatar

 
2005 30' Land Yacht 30 SL
Castro Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 335
I have a pretty good 12v compressor in an outside storage spot. I have used it on car tires but have not used it yet on my moho tires. It is rated to the 100# I need for proper fill. I've done business with this vendor for about 15 years and trust the products they offer. 12 Volt Air Compressor - Air Tools - Tools - Griot's Garage
__________________
TerraYacht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 03:25 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Colleyville , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,502
At the recommendation of a friend on this Forum I purchased a SENCO air compressor that is compact and lightweight. Google SENCO Air Compressor for more information and where to find the best deal. I bought mine on Amazon.com for around $115.00. While not as fast as my large shop unit it does the job quickly enough and is easy to carry on trips. Coupled with one of my Honda generators it will do the trick in an on the road emergency as well.
__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 03:59 PM   #6
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar
 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,464
Images: 1
Maybe 12 volt more versatile

Quote:
Originally Posted by lg_sylvanlk View Post
HELP!!!

Am looking for a reliable, capable tire inflator for maintaining air pressure in my class B motorhome tires (driving a 2007 Airstream Interstate). Believe a 120 volt-type unit---one I can plug into a wall outlet---is probably my best choice, but am not sure which brand or model will best meet my need. (Recommended tire pressure for the Interstate ranges from 55 to 80 psi.)

I want something that will do the job efficiently and am having a "dickens" of a time trying to identify the right product. Can anyone recommend a good tire inflator for doing the job? (Getting a little tired of running to the local gas station and throwing quarters into air machines that time-out after only a few minutes of questionable service.) THANKS!
Take a look at this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...sor-63580.html

I bought the "Warn SPC" 12 volt compressor discussed in this thread and have been very impressed with it. I used in June to inflate the flat tire on my campground neighbor's truck. He was unable to get his spare free from the truck. It took his tire from near 0 psi to 75 psi in just a couple of minutes. (I wish I had timed it). This allowed him to drive to the tire shop and have the problem taken care of.

It has the versatility of being available in a rest stop, on the shoulder of the road, or in the middle of nowhere. It beats changing a tire, especially if you are going to the tire shop anyway. It is very compact and easy to store.

Regards,

Ken
__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 04:33 PM   #7
Halimer
 
2006 25' Classic
New Hyde Park , New York
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 244
Seconds on the Warn SPC. I have used it to winterize the camper and pump up TV and AS tires. I wouldn't leave home without it.

Mark
__________________
halimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
AirsDream's Avatar
 
1999 23' Safari
Perrysburg , Ann Arbor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 914
I"ve carried one of these for years, plus a stop-n-go tire plugger kit, and have only used once - on my motorcycle - but it worked like a champ and saved my bacon when I found my rear tire had a nail and was totally flat one morning. It's small, lightweight, pricey, but worked fine. On a MoHo tire, etc., I dont' know. Photos in the ads show it being used in Iraq on a HMMV type vehicle tire. YMMV.

Buy Now: Cycle Pump Motorcycle Air Compressor, EZ Air Tire Gauge, Tire Repair Kit | Pashnit Moto
__________________
AirsDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 30' Excella
Full-time traveling , Hmmmm. what day of the week is it?
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 131
It appears the Warn inflator is no longer made, so I was wondering what folks are using nowadays?
__________________
JBBeaubeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 03:27 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,135
Images: 33
I carry a couple compressors, both from Harbor Freight. A small 12 volt and a lightweight AC 100 PSI oil less 3 gallon pancake model. Happy with the performance of both. Of course the AC model is much more efficient and quicker to use.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 03:42 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
drboyd's Avatar

 
1978 25' Tradewind
Metro Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,428
Check the ratings for 12 Volt compressors on Amazon...
__________________
"Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely?" - E.C. Bentley, Trent's Last Case
drboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 03:57 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
Silverbee's Avatar
 
2015 28' Flying Cloud
2012 25' Flying Cloud
2007 20' Safari SE
Fuquay Varina , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 382
We bought the Viair 450-P in 2012 and it has performed very well. Looks like now they have a 450P-RV. Does a great job and is quiet.

Amazon.com: VIAIR 450P Automatic Function Portable Compressor: Automotive
__________________
Silverbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 08:54 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
2016 30' Classic
Erie , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,245
Images: 1
Viair 400P-RV does fine and a bit less expensive than the 450.
__________________
Gary
2015 Classic
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax
ProPride
NōVPN
ghaynes755 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 09:12 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
A W Warn's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
1999 34' Excella
Davidson County, NC , Highlands County, FL
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,568
I have one of these and have been really happy with it.
VICTOR Direct Drive Tire Inflator,150 psi - Tire Chucks and Inflators - 5DYY9|22-5-60135-8 - Grainger Industrial Supply
__________________

__________________
Alan
2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 5.3L maximum trailering package (yes, I'm towing the 34')
A W Warn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Generator Do You Recommend? mistermike Generators & Solar Power 35 08-19-2010 01:49 PM
When a good tire goes bad ArtStream Tires 6 06-03-2009 12:52 PM
wheel/tire recommend for single ax. overlander (1957) p.dow Tires 23 10-01-2008 02:59 PM
Spare Tire.What is a good rim? Devoman Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 6 09-08-2006 05:43 PM
Good 'Ole Glycerin for tire dressing JodynJeep Tires 10 01-25-2006 08:54 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.