Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8
On-board compressor

Does anyone use the Alpine's on-board compressor to inflate the unit's tires when the air pressure is less than required?

Thank you.
Zane
__________________

__________________
Zane Wetzel is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-20-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Wayne R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Winter Haven Brownsville, TX
Posts: 1,138
Only in an emergency, it is very slow. I use one of these: POWERTANK - CO2 Air Systems
__________________

__________________
Wayne & Kathy
05 Alpine 40FDQS #75330 Towing 24' car hauler, 2012 Spyder, 2003 Harley FatBoy
Wayne R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8
Thank you Wayne. Surely is a big help to talk with other Alpine owners.
Zane
__________________
Zane Wetzel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 437
Zane - I use the one on my Alpine when away from home if needed. I have a compressor at home so I don't need to use it then but while traveling I use the Alpine's to keep the tires aired up on both the coach and toad.
__________________
Steve
'01 Alpine 36 FDDS
SteveS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 06:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
I use the engine's compressor to top off tires. Takes about 10 seconds per 1.5 lbs of air added on mine, call it 5# increase per tire over 30 seconds. I added air to the 4 rears on the way back from Vegas as an excuse to spend a bit of time outa the driver seat; they were about 5# low each, now they are about 5# high.

My 175psi 25gal compressor at home is faster, but its tough dragging it around when we are on the road. I'd get a PowerTank, but I have enough other projects, & my big sweaty wad of money is not as big as it used to be.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 1,103
I use the engine compressor same as E. Mike does with the same results. I don't honestly think the C02 tank is any faster and it is one more thing to lug about. Engine compressor pumps up to 140PSI and it doesn't run out of air.
__________________
Ted & Carol Ulmer
2005 Alpine 34', 34FDDS
2006 PT Turbo pusher
Ted III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 08:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Wayne R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Winter Haven Brownsville, TX
Posts: 1,138
Ted III, The CO2 tank is like being at the tire shop. The guy that filled my tank last time said the CO2 was at 1500PSI prior to the regulator. I too have used the on board compressor, but it is painfully slow. You only have the 140-130 PSI for a few seconds then you are waiting for it to build pressure again. To get to the left front tire you need one long air hose. The air hose probably takes as much room as my whole setup. My biggest problem is keeping it full. All my friends that know I have it borrow it instead of firing up their rigs to air their tires. It also is very handy for air tools.

But to be fair the question was can you use the on board compressor and the answer is yes.
__________________
Wayne & Kathy
05 Alpine 40FDQS #75330 Towing 24' car hauler, 2012 Spyder, 2003 Harley FatBoy
Wayne R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 09:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
While I can use the engine air for tires, I can't use it for air tools. Been thinking about a 200psi tank & compressor ahead of LF tire for that, but that's down the list a ways. First, gotta overhaul the battery box to accept the 13" high 300AH AGMs I just got.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 11:38 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Dale777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX
Posts: 495
Emike,

Congratulations on the 13" high 300AH AGM batteries. You'll love 'em!
__________________
Dale & Karin
2006 Alpine Coach Limited 36FDTS
Watercolor Artist: http://www.cindydaunis.com/
Dale777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 02:26 AM   #10
Moderator Emeritus


 
Monaco Owners Club
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hangin' with Sacs and the Pins
Posts: 9,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by EngineerMike View Post
While I can use the engine air for tires, I can't use it for air tools. Been thinking about a 200psi tank & compressor ahead of LF tire for that, but that's down the list a ways. First, gotta overhaul the battery box to accept the 13" high 300AH AGMs I just got.
WOW...good for you, Mike!! Are you still in the Northern CA location..or are you "south"?
__________________
MM
*MonacoMama with the 2 Pins & SacsTC Nearby*
*2007 Monaco Diplomat 40' SFT<>2006 Chevy VortecMax Toad<>2006 Buick Lucerne Leading the Way*
MonacoMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 08:32 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Wayne R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Winter Haven Brownsville, TX
Posts: 1,138
Emike, when you get done with your 13 inch high AG M's please share with us. I need to replace my batteries sometime this year.
__________________
Wayne & Kathy
05 Alpine 40FDQS #75330 Towing 24' car hauler, 2012 Spyder, 2003 Harley FatBoy
Wayne R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 11:12 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sonora, CA
Posts: 121
I use the onboard compressor all the time for the MH tires.
__________________
2001 Alpine Coach 36'
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towed
GMDavidson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 01:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 133
It is all I've ever used. Works well for me...a little slow, but I'm retired, why hurry?
__________________
2005 40' Limited FDTS

Brandywine
Jim & Ingrid McIntosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 02:55 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
NorCal C&H's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by EngineerMike View Post
I use the engine's compressor to top off tires.
This reminds me of something my father had fifty years ago. You removed a spark plug (from a gas engine) and screwed in this device with its hose and nozzle. The running engine then inflated the tire, boat, etc. Anyone remember these?

Harold
__________________

__________________
2011 Allegro Bus
being pushed by a
2015 Lincoln MKC
NorCal C&H 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
Triple Slide-Out Control Board Dr4Film Monaco Owner's Forum 2 07-30-2010 12:30 AM
Energy Management system board failure Party Barge Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 08-21-2009 12:02 PM
AC Compressor Failure av42 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 7 06-04-2009 08:50 AM
Runaway Compressor Volunteer RV Systems & Appliances 12 04-28-2009 04:57 PM
Word to the wise on Norcold 1201LRIM power board replacement B.C. RV Systems & Appliances 3 01-16-2009 12:57 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.