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Old 11-25-2015, 08:09 PM   #43
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Where is the best place to get a flair 450p-rv? The company has no retail presence in Michigan and the web sellers either do not list it or list it for over msrp.

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Old 11-25-2015, 08:53 PM   #44
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I just did a Google search for Viair 400p-RV and it lists a number of sources. Right now Walmart and a vendor named Jet.com have it for $239. Thats better than what I paid for mine about 6 months ago.

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Old 11-25-2015, 10:47 PM   #45
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I carry the 150psi 5 or 10 gallon (small one) from harbor freight (90 bucks on sale) and it works fine. I'll probably end up getting a viair just to free up space but that would be the only reason.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:15 PM   #46
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I have the Kobalt Hot Dog compressor 150+ psi and works like a champ. Small and light enough to actually use without breaking my back or taking up a lot of room in the basement. This is what was recommended by a majority of the forums when i was looking early this Spring.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:37 PM   #47
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Best Portable RV Air Compressor

Originally Posted by soundsuperio View Post
Where is the best place to get a flair 450p-rv? The company has no retail presence in Michigan and the web sellers either do not list it or list it for over msrp.


Amazon has the Viair 450p-Rv for $240.51. The duty cycle on the 450 is better than the 400p
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:28 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by LarryH1481 View Post
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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Old 12-05-2015, 07:41 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by Old Scout View Post
Note--if you buy an "inflator" [ie no storage tank] almost anyone will do--may just take longer to inflate a tire based on quality/capacity. If you decide on a compressor [ie has a storage tank], then you need to make sure both the max PSI and the cut-on pressure are above you minimum need for inflation--eg 100 to 120 PSI. Many "compressors" are designed to power air tools, which operate at a max of 90 PSI. IF the cut-on pressure is not above you desired tire inflation pressure, the tire and the compressor will reach equilibrium and you have to trick [bleed-off] the compressor to begin pumping again.
A tip of the hat to Old Scout for a good, quick overview. I have the Porter Cable version of the Craftsman shown earlier in the thread and do need to "trick it" with a bleed off when topping my 22.5 tires at 115 psi but it does it. I probably should also carry a hose to use the on-board air supply as well.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:42 AM   #50
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I bought this guy and am very impressed with its operation and its quite enough to run inside MH. I got to try it yesterday on the Air Bags and Tire pressures. It worked great and topped off both with little effort. The tires are 225x70x19.5.
85 Fronts and 110 on the rears tires and if you have the Firestone air bags in the springs you know how touchy it is to fill, this worked great just like the big compressor in the garage.
I lost out on the sale ones but got this one for $179.00 and its not a refurbished one.
Not to say anything is wrong with the refurbished ones that are out there.
I have no storage space in the basement spaces on the PA that any of them would fit in so I have to keep in the MH.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:59 AM   #51
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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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Old 12-05-2015, 04:26 PM   #52
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i AM WITH former Boater on this.. I have owned low cost air compressors from discount places. Several of them None lasted a year (This was before I got the RV and needed MORE PRESSURE, MORE PRESSURE to take off on Tim Allen's character Tim Taylor in Home Improvement)

I now own the forerunner of the one Old Boater linked to.. it is a Crafstman it's 10 years old and as of the last time I used it (Earlier this week on a small tire repair for "Work") it still worked. In fact it is the Park's air compressor since I'm stuck here. Anyone who needs air comes to me if they do not have their own.

Will put 115 PSI in my tires.. Will blow out my water lines (Several re-fills to do the full job) Sprays paint. Cuts metal, Loosens and tightens bolts, picks up anything under 12 tons (Depending on what tool I hook to the end of the hose) and more... Does a great job.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:16 PM   #53
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I have the Bostitch 135 psi Six Gallon Pancake which I got several years ago at a Home Depot Black Friday sale for $99 and it came with a nail gun. I have no problem topping off my 22.5" Michelin Tires at 115 psi.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:23 AM   #54
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I also got a 6 Gal pancake compressor, Bostitch, when I had my older Class C RV. I liked the idea of being able to air up my motorcycle tires, trailer and coach tires. I don't leave home w/o it.

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