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Old 03-06-2016, 05:45 AM   #29
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I have the egg shaped craftsman also works well for me.

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Old 03-06-2016, 08:19 AM   #30
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During my 5th wheel tow hauler days I got a Husky, sold at Harbor Freight, 8 gallon, 125psi oil type compressor. Not as noisy as the oil-less type, but the max pressure I can get out of it is 115-120 according to the on board regulator and gauges. Plus the duty cycle has it kick on at 90+- so topping of the tires took forever as I had to release pressure on the compressor, let it build back up, and then add air again. If the ones mentioned in this thread, the Kobalt, Craftsman, Porter Cable, can actually get close to the labeled 150psi, I'll get that one. For the reasons stated in the thread, I don't like to use the on board compressor except when really needed. I didn't take the Husky on my last trip due to space limitations. I will make room for another one though.

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:01 PM   #31
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Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread! This forum is always a great place to share ideas and to gain knowledge!

Based on all of the advice, I decided against the 20 gal, 5.5 hp air compressor...went with the Kobalt 3 gal, 1.5 hp, 155 PSI unit. Fits in the basement of my coach nicely.

Again, thanks for all of the great advice!

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:57 PM   #32
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Just curious as to why most do not just use the air system on the coach? Trying to learn. Thanks.
I tried that and it just didn't seem to put out enough air to do the job, even with the engine revving.

Also, I often top off my tires the day before I leave and starting the engine inflates the airbags that then have to be deflated to get back to level on the extended jacks.
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Just curious as to why most do not just use the air system on the coach? Trying to learn. Thanks.
Different strokes I guess. Besides the coach and toad tires to service we travel with bicycles and a two person blow up kayak. I am also OCD about checking pressures so the little compressor seemed like a better fit for us. We are also almost always on shore power.
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This is a good compressor! Kind of expensive, but worth it!
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As I explained above, firing up a 400HP CAT or Cummins engine, and create a whole bunch of noise, all just to put a pound or two in a tire or two, when it can be done with a much quieter small, compact electric one, again, in close quartered campgrounds, is just something that many of us feel is the right thing to do and be good neighbors.

Can you use the big beast's engine and compressor, sure you can. Is that why the manufacturers put the air supply lines etc. in place so you can top off tires etc. yep, it sure is. But, the MANUFACTURER is not in the camp ground, we and you are. The manufacturer is back in manufacture-ville so, the noise to them, is of no consequence. We're just trying to be considerate.
Hope this answers your inquiry.

Makes perfect sense. Never thought about it like that. Thanks.

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