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Old 01-04-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Compressor size needed fo 06 Navigator

Hello!! Can anyone tell me the right size compressor to purchase for airing the tires in our 06 HR Navigator? It has the 22inch tires with the tag. Seems like I saw a thread on this but I can't seem to find it

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Old 01-04-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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Don't you have a pressure outlet on the front of the rig to plug in an air hose??
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:22 PM   #3
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Yes we do. I've not aired the tires that way but I'd love to know how. We have a 10k onan
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You will have 2 outlets for compressed air, one male and one female.

There is a male fitting that is probably mounted in front next to your generator. This is used in the event you need to be towed, the tow truck driver can attached an air hose that will supply air to your brakes so the Parking/Emergency brake can be released.

The other air connection might be near your fuel tank, drivers side, it will be a female connection. You can purchase an air house and get an air chuck and use it on your tires however, the air will not build up much beyond 80-90 lbs due to the governor on your compressor. You can trick the system by pressing your brake pedal to deplete the air pressure and as it builds up to the highest pressure start filling your tire, repeat as many times to get sufficient pressure in your tire.

Some people buy a smaller compressor at Lowes or Home Depot that will build pressure to 150 psi. You can also buy a smaller compressor for filling tires like this
http://www.amazon.com/40047-Viair-40.../dp/B002NLF658
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Thanks. I like the idea of having the portable unit. And 150 psi should be enough to inflate my 22 inch tires.
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I like a 120 compressor for tires, but that me. For a nice unit that will fit in most basement compartments I like this one, its fast, smaller, has regulator and goes up to 175 p.s.i.
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All you need is something like this.
Shop PORTER-CABLE 0.8-HP 6-Gallon 150-PSI 120-Volt Pancake Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
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Hello!! Can anyone tell me the right size compressor to purchase for airing the tires in our 06 HR Navigator? It has the 22inch tires with the tag. Seems like I saw a thread on this but I can't seem to find it

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sunset4k,
As you'll read, there's lots of choices out there for what you want. Some will advocate using the engines air compressor to do it and, others will boast about whatever one they have purchased for this venture. The main point is, no one is changing tires in their campsite here. 99.9999999% of the time, the air needed is for simple top-off of one, or more tires. And, even at that, it's in most cases, merely a slight few pounds.

I personally don't think firing up a monster diesel coach, at any time of day, simply to top off a tire or two, is very considerate. So, I opted to purchase a small, 120VAC compressor just for that purpose. The one I purchased is used by many on here. It was first marketed by Sears Craftsman and, was later re-branded as Porter Cable. It's lighter than most pancake style and, takes up a bit less room. It is however, a 150 psi. unit.

It's ultra rare that I even have to break it out to use it due to the fact that, my tires simply don't loose any air. But, I'm still happy I have it, just for those "once in a while" occasions. And of course, it can be used for our bicycle tires and motorcycle tires too. On sale, these units hover around $90-$99 or so.
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I have this one too. $100 on sale at Lowes. Using an AC powered unit to fill the tires is much easier than either a 12v unit or the on board air...I've used all three.
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I wrestled with this decision as well and finally went with a 12v Viair. I got an extra hose as well. It isn't as fast as a 115v compressor but is smaller. I also find for the rears I can power the compressor using the toad battery. Typically you aren't inflating a flat but rather adjusting the air pressure. I think either type of compressor is a compromise because the 115v are larger and heavier but work better whereas mine is smaller and lighter but takes longer to air a very low tire.
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I would go with the 120 volt 150psi as I have done. One or two tips, place the unit in a bay with a plugin, get 50` of the larger hose and a kit of inflation tools. With this setup you can reach the RV and the toad and even inside the coach if you find the need for air.

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150 psi is plenty to inflate your tires, but you want to get a model that provides a high volume of air as well as adequate pressure. Cheap little 12v compressors can easily produce 150 or 200 psi, but the volume of air flow (called SCFM - Standard Cubic Feet/Minute) is tiny. For those big tires you need a lot of air to change the internal tire pressure very much, especially if they are more than a few lbs low. I would look for a compressor rated at least 2 SCFM @ 90 psi, and 3 or more SCFM would be better.

I have the Porter Cable model someone posted above and it delivers 2.6 SCFM at 90 psi. That's adequate, but still a bit slow. It's a good general purpose unit, though. A buddy has the Craftsman shown earlier in this thread and that is oktoo, but somewhat slower on the big tires.
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Hello!! Can anyone tell me the right size compressor to purchase for airing the tires in our 06 HR Navigator? It has the 22inch tires with the tag. Seems like I saw a thread on this but I can't seem to find it



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I carry this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Viair-45043-Au...rds=viair+450p

I leave it in the toad so it's always available. It will increase the pressure in a 315/80R22.5 from 100 to 112 psi in about 4 minute. There is an "RV" version available that includes 2 air hoses so you can get 60 feet from the compressor. I elected to go with the standard "P" version. The compressor turns on when you press the air trigger and turns off when you release. The 450 is a 100% duty cycle model.
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I carry this one:

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I leave it in the toad so it's always available. It will increase the pressure in a 315/80R22.5 from 100 to 112 psi in about 4 minute. There is an "RV" version available that includes 2 air hoses so you can get 60 feet from the compressor. I elected to go with the standard "P" version. The compressor turns on when you press the air trigger and turns off when you release. The 450 is a 100% duty cycle model.
Mine is the Viair 88P and I found it will air up a low 22.5" tire pretty quickly. I have also found when home and using my full compressor, the air up time doesn't change a lot likely due to the filter valve stem cores which limit air volume passage anyways.

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