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Old 04-30-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
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Best Air compressor to air tires

I was just wondering what air compressor you are carrying . I have been caught two times now, traveling and could not find air. ( travel a lot of back roads ) Would be a big help for some of your input. I have a winnabago 27N with 19 " Tires. Room to carry is also a consideration .
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I carry a Viair. So far it has performed well.
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I'm told it's a Craftsman model. I'm not sure which one. I looked for it in Canada and couldn't find it. Must be a US model. A lot of good reviews on it here. Hoes up to 150 psi no problem.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:35 PM   #4
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I carry one of these. I looked around and found it locally at a better price.

Porter Cable Pancake Air Compressor Kit 6-Gallon, Model# C2002-WK | 1 - 10 Gallon Air Compressors| Northern Tool + Equipment

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Old 04-30-2016, 02:35 PM   #5
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The craftsman red pancake model as said above works well. You need 120v to run it. I have a 12v via air 200 psi compressor with a 4 gallon tank built in under my truck. It auto fills my airbags and also have a chuck on either side behind the cab I can hook into and air tires or run air tools
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I also carry the craftsman egg shaped 150 psi. Something else you should carry, a extra valve core and tool. I was piddling and decided to check my new tires pressure for the first time put the gauge on and it leaked bad when I removed. I wiggle,poked did no good dropped the jacks and took off to the local truck tire store and got several cores and a tool. That cheap part can leave you in a bad way.
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Best Air compressor to air tires

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I was just wondering what air compressor you are carrying . I have been caught two times now, traveling and could not find air. ( travel a lot of back roads ) Would be a big help for some of your input. I have a winnabago 27N with 19 " Tires. Room to carry is also a consideration .
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There's always a thread or two on here or, other RV forums concerning air compressors. Everyone's got their opinion on what's good for them. To start off with, much of it depends on storage space. In all reality, the larger the compressor, more CFM, high volume, etc. the more efficient they are and, the faster the fill rate.
I've used just about all of them, including engine mounted and driven ones. I have the Viair 400P that I carry in our Jeep. It's hideously slow but, it eventually does the job. Eventually I'll outfit the Jeep with the Kilby Enterprises "On Board Air" unit. Engine driven.

As for the coach, I, like Cliftall and others, use the Craftsman 150 PSI unit. It's the same exact one as the Porter Cable unit only badged differently. That unit, like all smaller ones, i.e. pancake and more, still has to work a bit to get a 22.5" up to 95-100 but, it will eventually get it there.

As has been stated, it does require 120VAC so, a generator or, shore power is required. It's possible that a higher powered inverter might have enough punch to handle the demand.

Anyway, there's lots to choose from out there. Storage space, 120VAC or, 12VDC powered are some of the things to consider. One of the things that always cracks me up on some of those tiny air compressors is the high pressure ratings. As in, 150-200 psi. Yeah sure. In any case, you have some suggestions here. Good luck.
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This would probably be the best portable compressor you could buy!

VIAIR Corporation - 450P-Automatic Compressor (P/N 45043)
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This would probably be the best portable compressor you could buy!

VIAIR Corporation - 450P-Automatic Compressor (P/N 45043)
Taking this compressor for example you have 150 PSI at 1.8CFM
At 100 PSI it is only .94CFM and at 110PSI you get .9CFM

To inflate a 275/80R 22.5 tire from a pressure of 80 to 9-PSI it takes 49 seconds
To inflate from 90 to 110 it takes a little over 5 minutes.
To inflate from 110 to 130 it takes 6 minutes.

So, to go from 80 to 110 will take approx 6 minutes.

Not real efficient but it is only a 12 volt pump.
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Add my vote for the Porter/Craftsman egg shaped unit. Works great and will actually fill to 125 if necessary. I bought two different compressors on a recent trip, both rated over 110 psi. Neither one would go above 95 and even that took forever.

If the instructions say not to run it for more than 10 minutes without cooling for 30, forget if. It won't handle a Motorhome tire of any size.

Also, if you have a Motorhome, get a 120v compressor instead of 12v, more powerful and easier to hook up. (Long extension cord, short hose)
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:38 PM   #12
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Mine is a 8 gallon 125psi Harbor Freight oil type compressor. I like the oil type because it's not as noisy as oil-free. Getting over 100psi in a tire takes a while but it can handle it. It's also a 120V but no problem for me.
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I think my Porter Cable is the same thing as the Craftsman. Either way, it works great and is not too noisy. Reviews are also excellent on Amazon:

Amazon.com: PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor: Home Improvement
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This is what I have and it works great. Quick too.
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