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Old 07-18-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Compressor Question

I have looked at the various threads regarding compressors on here but haven't really found the specific answer I desire.
If any member are using a Dewalt 6 gal 165 psi compressor, I would like to know your impressions on this compressor both pro and con.
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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Dewalt makes good equipment, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an air compressor from them. 165 psi is more than enough pressure to inflate the largest tires, you didn't say what the volume of the compressor is capable of. With an 8 gallon tank, it should have plenty of capacity to inflate tires, even from very low pressure condition. It might not have the volume to 'pop' or mount a 22.5" rim in the tire, but that shouldn't be done except in a steel cage.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:57 AM   #3
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The volume of this compressor is 165 max PSI 6.0 gallon tank (22.7 L) and 2.6 SCFM delivered at 90 PSI pump.
Another item that impressed me is the noise level is advertised at 75.5dBA which is the quietest I have found considering it's going into one of the bins
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This is a little off your topic but why do you think you need such a large compressor? It takes up a lot of space and adds to your weight. The reason I am asking this is I used to carry a compressor just like this one and never once used it and we are full-timers. My tires have not yet required any air and I check them with a good digital pressure gauge before each time we go out on the road. I also have a TPMS. In stead of this compressor I got a Harbor Freight compact 12 volt compressor that is good to 150 psi. I have used it on my Jeep that I tow. Remember, if you have a pressure loss in a motorhome tire of more than a few psi, you are going to have to call for road service anyway. Just a thought.
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I wondered at the size of the compressor also. Unless you're blowing up inflatable kayaks or the like I agree, it will seldom be used. As FreedomDream points out, many smaller compressors can be used for tire inflation the few times it has to be done. Noise on an occasional equipment shouldn't be a problem. Now if you're planning to repaint the RV...
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Honestly, I have a HF 12 volt that I got when I had my Jeep and considered using it but I believe it is only the 100 # version which should still work for what maintaining the tires.
Appreciate the replies.
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Wondering how important it is to have a drier of some sort on the outlet of whatever compressor you have . . . the tire people will tell you that moisture inside the tire is potentially a bad thing.

BTW I have this nifty portable setup that I like alot: VIAIR Corporation - 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor (P/N 40047)
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I purchased that compressor mainly because it had that capacity even though I only put 85 or 90 psi in my tires. It is actually more compact than one of the Porter Cables that I looked at. With DeWalts capacity, I can air my tires instantly. I am very picky about checking my tire psi.
Bottom line-------Very happy with this compressor!
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