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Old 10-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Catching Air (so to speak)

Our new DP want 125lbs in the front tires and 120 in the back. I know the inside rears are down to about 95 right now, because that's all the higher the regulator on my air compressor goes.

So now the stupid question: Where the heck does one go with a 40' motorhome to put in air???? I stopped at one truck stop and all they had was a silly 'quarter machine' that didn't go any higher than my home air compressor. I can't relly get this thing through the parking lots at the tire dealers around me.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Just a thought, Truck Stops.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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. I stopped at one truck stop .
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I think he tried a truck stop.

I would try a truck tire shop. I have my regulator on my garage compressor set to 100 psi but I can increase that up to 120 if I want.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Get one of these at Sears

8pc. Portable Air Compressor: Take Craftsman Power to Go with Sears
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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That's the one I have. Does the job.

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I carry a CO2 tank in my Jeep to air the tires back up after off-roading. Use it also for the MH tires.
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Large tire shops that sell truck tires will normally top off air for no or minimal charge. Most truck stops have air available at the diesel pumps. As others have said, though, you really need to get a portable compressor that can handle the pressure you need. I bought a Kobalt at Lowe's that has served me well for five plus years.
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I gather you don't have air brakes
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #9
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There are many posts on the forum about air compressors. There are several that are rated at 150 PSI. Many do not have a large storage tank so it will take some time to inflate.

Just a note. I think the pressures you are talking about are to high. Be sure you weigh the coach and follow the tire manufacturers recommendations for PSI based on weight on each axle

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There are many posts on the forum about air compressors. There are several that are rated at 150 PSI. Many do not have a large storage tank so it will take some time to inflate.

Just a note. I think the pressures you are talking about are to high. Be sure you weigh the coach and follow the tire manufacturers recommendations for PSI based on weight on each axle

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I have the same compressor . Although I have lost most of the ' accessories', and replaced them with stuff I use ( good air chuck,, 50 ft hose ). easily powered when inverter is turned on..
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If you have a DP then you should have an onboard compressor correct? If so why don't you use it air up the tires. Also you must be carrying some serious weight to need 120+ psi.
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Ditto
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If you are going by tire sidewall Max. PSI rating, don't. See the load chart that should be in your documentation.
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First thing is I question the need for 125 on the front axle. 125 is a serious amount of pressure and I would question that. I would also question the need for 120 in the rear.

I know I have a much heaver coach than you do and my recommended pressures are 120 front and 110 rear max.

I think you need to weigh your coach

Based on my coach weight, I can reduce my front to 95 and my rear to 100.

I know my CC weighs more than your coach
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