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Old 04-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #29
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It has been posted that to break it in you should open drain plug at the bottom, turn both knobs counterclockwise and run it for 15 minutes. I read the manual 4 times and didn't see any mention of a break in. Some have said it can't hurt to do it. That's all I know.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:36 PM   #31
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You gave the reason, it only works when the compressor is running. Fill one tire and then go to next but reduce air until compressor starts. If you stop filling to check tire pressure then try to add more, you have to repeat the procedure again. That get's to be a PIA.

This is the same procedure you have to use if you have a 125# compressor. That's why I suggested a 150# unit.

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Pairajays,

Don't know what your unit is but, my on board compressor will easily and quickly go to 115+ lbs for my front tires. The secret is to inflate while the compressor is running and not after it cuts off. If it cuts off, release air until it starts again. Nothing wrong with carrying a portable compressor, but why if you don't have to?

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Old 04-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #32
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I had this one for home and RV use-

Delta Machinery|Porter Cable Product Details for 150 psi, 6 gal Oil-Free Pancake Compressor - Model # C2002

Then bought the above Harbor freight one ($40) for the RV. It was way too slow for me so I returned and and bought the 21 gal HF unit for the garage and left the PC in the RV. It works very well. I even installed a dedicated outlet for it so as not to have the need to drag around an extension cord.

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P.S. Just used the PC pancake today with a PC 1/2" impact wrench to change the wheels/tires on my 3/4 T pickup bed water hauling trailer. It removed and replaced the lug nuts just fine, just not enough air flow for final torque. Had to add 1/4 turn with a 25" HF breaker bar. ($4.77 close out and 20% coupon.)
That's the unit I have and use. My rear tires take 120 lbs (Michelin XR1s) and I can adjust them in less than 2 minutes. The on-board compessor takes a half a day of your fingers don't give out first. It's worth the money, the weight and the space to have the Porter Cable for the time savings and convenience.
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Paraajays,

No PIA it takes about 20 sec to release enought pressure to start the compressor.

To each his own.

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Just bought a lightweight 150 pound compressor from Sears online. 90 bucks. On sale. I have another, but it won't get over 80 to fill 100 pound tires. The sears is light, easy to carry and now I have two, one for the house and one for the RV.
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A friend on another forum tells me to put one of these air filters in line to remove the moisture before it enters the tire Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more .

Have any of you thought about this and if so, what are you doing about it?
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:51 AM   #36
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I have a Viair portable air compressor for RV's. It does not have an air storage tank but is small, powerful, and heavy duty.
VIAIR Corporation - 400P-Automatic RV Part No. 40047
It is pricey (~$270) but is compact and comes with nice set of accessories.
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A friend on another forum tells me to put one of these air filters in line to remove the moisture before it enters the tire Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more .

Have any of you thought about this and if so, what are you doing about it?
. Never felt a strong need to filter the air, but that would be a great way to add that capability, and good price. I would add quick connects like on the hose to keep it easy to store in the MH. I just might get one of those!
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A friend on another forum tells me to put one of these air filters in line to remove the moisture before it enters the tire Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more .

Have any of you thought about this and if so, what are you doing about it?
If you decide to use one of the filters in the link you'll need to keep it upright when in use.
If you have air brakes and are using the onboard compressor then the air is already filtered and dry.
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