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Old 02-07-2015, 02:59 PM   #1
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Tires...when to add air

While on the road, can anyone recommend a portable air compressor? 120v vs 12v?

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Old 02-07-2015, 03:16 PM   #2
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On the road 120v does not make a lot of sense to me. Most 12v compressors have to work pretty hard for trailer pressures, the cheap ones are not reliable. I have one from VIAIR. Expensive, but reliable and some models with 100% cycle time(no rest period needed).
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:33 PM   #3
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I have one from VIAIR. Expensive, but reliable and some models with 100% cycle time(no rest period needed).
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Which model do you have and does it provide enough air to blow out the lines for winterizing? We're going to be returning to cold weather in a week and I need to winterize again. I'm looking for something small for tire pressure but also to blow out the lines again.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:50 PM   #4
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See'n as I carry a genet anyway I use a 120v Black&Decker.
I also have a 12v pump & small tank on the Burb for the Grover if needed.

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Old 02-07-2015, 04:51 PM   #5
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Viair is great, there are small portable ones which I've used and they are all amazing. I am upgrading to their Heavy Duty Constant Onboard Air to run my tools. Plus I want to be able to re-inflate 35s quickly from when I air down to 10psi.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:10 PM   #6
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I have the 450P auto and I have no idea how it works for blowing out lones, I do not do that. It is 1.66 cfm and 150 psi
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So I wanted to recommend something else, that's worked really well for us,

Q Industries MV50 SuperFlow High-Volume 12-Volt Air Compressor



I still keep it in my Ram. Matter of fact almost everyone in our Offloading club uses this pump to air up their tires after offloading. It's been great, and it's affordable for anyone's budget.

Had mine since 2012.
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Viair 350P, never leave home without it. It is an excellent 12 volt air compressor that proves you get what you pay for. It is very high quality and I have not had a need for the larger capacity Viair units. It has substantial alligator clips that must be attached directly to the battery and it will reach all the Airstream and TV tires when attached to a battery on the yoke. I have not tried to use it for winterizing. Very happy with the purchase. Jim


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We have used the Ryobi battery powered 18v air compressor for year. It will adjust the pressure in all 4 tires several times on one charge. We take it along for pumping up the bicycle tires, but it works good for the trailer and TV also.
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12V 100 PSI High Volume Air Compressor

I have been using this one for several years, it quickly adds a few pounds and is very solidly built and reliable for being so inexpensive.
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