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Old 10-21-2015, 09:48 AM   #29
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dlduck, you didn't give, and your profile doesn't list any coach info. The size of your tires could play into what is adequate for your use.

If you're rolling on 22.5 in tires you'll likely need something that will put out 150psi or it will take you a while to add a bit of air-- or you may actually be draining air. Something like this Porter Cable, available lots of places for around $150, give or take.

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Got to Branson, Mo. and went ot Home Depot and bought the above. Love it!! It now resides in my front bay and I use it all the time.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:55 AM   #30
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i am using a lowes brand Kobalt 1.5-HP 3-Gallon 155-PSI 120-Volt compressor. very happy with it.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:26 PM   #31
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Like Country, I bought a Kobalt 8 gallon 150 PSI compressor from Lowes. It's not small but packs a nice punch for approx $150. My 2 cents.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:21 PM   #32
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I purchased a high pressure (up to 150 psi) made for rv's etc from Harbor Freight. I've used it a couple of times and so far so good. I know the reputation of HF but for $60 it is worth the money. Hooks up to the 12 volt batteries, has hose and fittings and fits into a carrying case. It is small and goes into one of my underneath bins.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:47 AM   #33
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I'm not to far over the NH border and have a like new Dewalt pancake compressor you can have for 100
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:31 PM   #34
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Just a follow-up to the thread . . . Home Depot has a 150 psi pancake compressor for $99 for sale for their week long Black Friday sales. It available now at my Home Depot and I think it is available until Dec. 2nd.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:05 PM   #35
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dlduck, you didn't give, and your profile doesn't list any coach info. The size of your tires could play into what is adequate for your use.

If you're rolling on 22.5 in tires you'll likely need something that will put out 150psi or it will take you a while to add a bit of air-- or you may actually be draining air. Something like this Porter Cable, available lots of places for around $150, give or take.

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+1 I have the 450 RV so far so good

Good pick, if you're going to buy a Viair, go with the 450P with a 100% duty cycle.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #37
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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.
Same here. The Viair 400P RV is a great unit. Pricy but seems to be a high quality unit. I like the fact it cycles off when not using it.
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Question for the folks with the pancake compressors.
How noisy are they?

My son has a medium size oiless compressor (10gal tank), and i think it makes more noise than a idling diesel. But bleeding air to get the coach compressor to kick in is really loud.

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Old 11-25-2015, 01:40 AM   #39
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Got this model at Lowes, really like the design & features. Fits in my storage bay, runs off Gen AC and easy to connect air hose to access all tires and coach. I use the 3/8" x 50' pvc/rubber air hose (with quick disconnects), from Harbor Freight. Lightweight, flexible and less rubber smell.


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Item #: 57655 | Model #: 0200382 $129.00

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I bought this for $99 (without the nail gun). I haven't used it on the RV yet, but it works really well for everything else I've tried it on. It's very compact and quiet.

Shop Fini 1.2-HP 1-Gallon 135-PSI 120-Volt Hot Dog Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
+1 Love it! Great little compressor. It runs my air ratchet for odd repairs.
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Costs more but we are glad we invested in a Power Tank, a CO2 system. The inflation pressure can be set to over 170 psi. The Power Tank is silent so it can be used at any time. Power tools can be run from the Power Tank. And the size is compact.
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I carry a pancake 150 psi and it does the job for me!
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