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Old 10-15-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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My class A MH only has 19.5 " tires, but this compressor is available for $109 from Amazon and works great providing 110 psi for my tires.

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Old 10-15-2015, 09:14 PM   #16
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Christmas is just right around the corner. Lowe's usually has a pancake compressor on their Black Friday sale day for around $50 to $60 dollars.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:06 PM   #17
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Some may think this is over the top but I use this beast:
Makita USA - Tool Details - MAC5200

It can inflate tires in the blink of an eye AND run my 1/2 inch impact wrench with ease. I do 90% of my own mechanic work so it's an amazing tool!
Hey dlduck,

I also recommend the Makita MAC5200. It's a beast! A few months ago I was actively searching for the air compressor which would suit all my needs. After reading about this model on bestaircompressor-review.com, I purchased it straight away. No regrets! Highly recommended.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:48 PM   #18
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Air compressor

I, also, bought a Sear 6 gal. pancake model, oiless. I Also bought a Sears small air dryer along with a 50' spring loaded take up reel for 3/8" air hose.. Mounted everything in one of my bays against the back wall and have never looked back. 50' of air hose reaches every tire on our 40' motorhome and tow vehicle. I mounted it in the centerline of the coach and can unreel it out from either side of the motorhome bays.
Works for me.. I just got tired of trying to put in 5 lbs of air over a period of 20 minutes with the onboard air compressor mounted to the Cummins engine..
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:54 PM   #19
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I used a pancake compressor for a long time then bit the bullet and bought a ViAir 400P-RV. More expensive, but does an awesome job, lightweight, quick, and not nearly as noisy as running a portable pancake model or running your diesel engine to use the onboard air. Viair
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I too got the Viair 400 and love it. Very powerful, easy set up and portable with 50 feet of air hose, uses any standard Pneumatic connector and blow out devices.
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Well Sir,
You're going to get a whole gauntlet of answers here so, I'll just throw my two cents in too. Many of us purchased this one for "topping off" tires and, it's a great little compressor. The one I have originally is a Sears unit but, if I'm not mistaken, Porter Cable has taken the design over and ran with it.
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Love this little unit. Stows easy, regulator that I can turn down to 40 PSI for blowing out the lines. I teamed it up with a straight/lock on air chuck. EXCELLENT
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:12 PM   #21
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I use a Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit that's 12 volts, has long hoses and works at topping off the my tires at 110 psi easily.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:20 PM   #22
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I fill my tires easily to 105 psi using the compressor that runs of my Cummins Diesel engine.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:16 AM   #23
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as you see everyone has an opinion. I have the Craftsman.. If it ever quits I would buy the Viair.. I to saw it on RV Geeks.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:21 AM   #24
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Viair makes some really well made 12 volt compressors/inflators. Many different models to choose from. Small, light weight, powerful. Many of their models have a 100% duty cycle, meaning they can pump forever without overheating!


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Well Sir,
You're going to get a whole gauntlet of answers here so, I'll just throw my two cents in too. Many of us purchased this one for "topping off" tires and, it's a great little compressor. The one I have originally is a Sears unit but, if I'm not mistaken, Porter Cable has taken the design over and ran with it.
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Sears doesn't offer repair parts, Porter-Cable does. The reed valve rusted and broke on my Craftsman so I bought a P-C and repaired the old one then gave it away.
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Believe it or not this little guy does a pretty good job of topping off RV tires.

Stanley 'FatMax' 700-Amp Peak Jump Starter with Compressor #J7CS - Walmart.com
After sitting in a park for a few months last winter I needed to top off a couple of tires. Borrowed a Black & Decker unit similar to the one linked above. Worked great, didn't have to plug it in and moves easily as go from tire to tire. Pressure gauge on it was dead on with my tire gauge.
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I use a Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit that's 12 volts, has long hoses and works at topping off the my tires at 110 psi easily.

X2 on this Viair 400P. This compressor is awesome. I have used many small110v portable compressors that take forever to raise a motorhome tire 10 lbs. and I have burned out two in the last year. In my humble opinion, the Viair is every bit as fast and effective as a commercial air compressor. The components are high quality and it is easy to set up and use. It is a bit expensive, but it's the last portable compressor I will have to buy.
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Best is relative to your needs.

Though several of the above mentioned compressors are good, they may or may not be right for your needs or more specifically, the requirements for your tires.

In my case, my front tires require 120 PSI which means that anything less than a 150 PSI capable compressor is going to struggle.

This is the unit I chose due to its pressure capacity and its compact size. At only $109 (free shipping) from Amazon I felt it was good value. Not only is it handy for airing up tires but it's also great for blowing out dust after travelling gravel roads and other chores along the way.

I should also mention I purchased a good quality rubber hose that allows me to reach all my tires without moving the compressor out of its storage bay.
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