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Old 08-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Are there portable air compressors out there that would do a good job on a large RV tire? And would store easily?
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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egl....many of the forum AC compressor referrals went to that of a Sears Craftsman type with a 150PSI rating. I have selected a cheapo HarborFreight 12v high pressure model. It seems to be holding up OK. I can assure you it is small enough.... 12 Volt, 150 High Volume Air Compressor

Not a serious type compressor...but when you need one it does the job.

Here is a pancake model too.
1.5 Horsepower, 6 gal., 150 PSI Professional Oilless Air Compressor

I personally bought the 12v model because I felt that I did not want to run a 120V bigger appliance on my MH power.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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I use the 150psi egg shape craftsman works well.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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I use the 150psi egg shape craftsman works well.
Yep, same here. 2 CFM at 90 psi is pretty impressive for such a small unit. Has no problem airing up my tires.
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Are there portable air compressors out there that would do a good job on a large RV tire? And would store easily?
This is the portable air compressor that we bought. It's worked for us every time we've needed it. Super neat too for charging your cell around the campfire .
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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I have been using Porter Cable Pancake Air Compressor Kit 6-Gallon, Model# C2002-WK | 2 - 9 CFM Air Compressors| Northern Tool + Equipment for 6 years now. Got it on sale @ Lowe's for $99.
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I use the compressor on the engine. Most portable compressors don't have a tank large enough to help inflate a 22.5" tire. Most don't turn on until they drop below ~90PSI. My coach has an air chuck on the bulkhead right above the generator. I use that and a 50' hose that I leave coiled up on top of the generator. Best part, it takes up NO space.
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I use a Coleman 120V 150 psi tank unit I got at Lowes a few years ago.
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I use a DeWalt 150 PSI unit... No problems, and it stores nice...
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egl....many of the forum AC compressor referrals went to that of a Sears Craftsman type with a 150PSI rating. I have selected a cheapo HarborFreight 12v high pressure model. It seems to be holding up OK. I can assure you it is small enough.... 12 Volt, 150 High Volume Air Compressor

Not a serious type compressor...but when you need one it does the job.

Here is a pancake model too.
1.5 Horsepower, 6 gal., 150 PSI Professional Oilless Air Compressor

I personally bought the 12v model because I felt that I did not want to run a 120V bigger appliance on my MH power.
I also have a HF 12V compressor, slow but gets the job done. I bought a Craftsman 150 psi compressor and it would not actually reach 120 psi, so I returned it and still use the HF compressor ( a Viair knock-off).
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I use the compressor on the engine. Most portable compressors don't have a tank large enough to help inflate a 22.5" tire. Most don't turn on until they drop below ~90PSI. My coach has an air chuck on the bulkhead right above the generator. I use that and a 50' hose that I leave coiled up on top of the generator. Best part, it takes up NO space.

May I ask....do you keep the engine running when using the on-board compressor to air up a tire? How about when you are set up with bags dumped, slides out, etc.? Do you just start the engine for the compressor to run?
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Look at these tanks. They take less space and are much lighter than a compressor. They are silent where a compressor makes lots of noise. You can air up your tires early in the AM and not bother others. It costs about $ 5/7 to refill them and they last a long long time.


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Are there portable air compressors out there that would do a good job on a large RV tire? And would store easily?
Yes!

This is the Porter-Cable version of one I bought at Sears as a Craftsman tool

PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor - Amazon.com

There are a few other good options already mentioned.

These are good for topping off a tire but you will need to plan a lunch if airing a tire from empty. LOL I have used this unit on 305/70R 22.5 tires with max PSI of 120 running 112 on the front tires...no problem.
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