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Old 10-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #15
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I just bought this one from Lowes a month ago. It has performed very well.
Shop Kobalt 1.5-HP 3-Gallon 155-PSI Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com

I have air available from the on board compressor for the air brakes, but sometimes I want to put air in the toads tires or use for something else without starting up the MH diesel. I find it much easier to carry this compressor on board.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #16
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if your 04 Damon Challenger uses air brake, you have a built in compressor which produces air above 120 psi. You may be able to find the live air nozzle - typically the quick connect type, just connect a hose and pump up your tires. If no such a nozzle, have an RV shop connect a T to a live air line to make one. it's a guaranteed air and you will never need to worry about it.
CountryFit, the engine mounted compressor cycles approx. 90-120psi. If you need 110psi in your front tires (fairly common), the internal air system will vary from "sometimes barely adequate" to "non-functional".

I went to HF and bought this one for $104. Works great. All the time.
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CountryFit, the engine mounted compressor cycles approx. 90-120psi. If you need 110psi in your front tires (fairly common), the internal air system will vary from "sometimes barely adequate" to "non-functional".
I have one of the pancake compressors and it does pretty much the same - pressure drops to maybe 80 or 90 psi before the compressor kicks in. So if a tire is 10 pounds low I have to stop airing up the tire and wait for the pressure to build back up. In my opinion it has about the same functionality as the onboard air system.
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I have been using a Porter Cable 120V 4 Gal pancake oil-free compressor Model C2004-WK for the past few years with great success. My Motorhome tires require 120 lbs pressure which this compact unit handles without difficulty. The compressor features a cut-out max pressure of 165 PSI and a cut-in startup pressure of 135 PSI. It weighs approximately 30 lbs and is easily stored in a basement compartment. It comes with a 25' x 1/4" hose but I purchased a higher quality 50' x 1/4" coiled hose for utility and convenience. Once pressurized, I can quickly check and top-up my 6 coach tires (or the toad) as required, usually with the pump cutting in perhaps once or not at all. Here is a link for more details on this unit: Porter Cable Product Details for 165 psi, 4 gal Oil-Free Pancake Compressor with 25' PU hose and fittings - Model # C2004-WK
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I'll try that Porter Cable link again: http://www.porter-cable.com/Products...roductID=16710
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Thanks again all! We made it to Clarksville Tennessee last night!
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Thanks again all! We made it to Clarksville Tennessee last night!
Did ya get the Porter Cable and how did it work?
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Did ya get the Porter Cable and how did it work?
Sure did. Worked perfectly and wished I would have thought if that myself. I did not think a pancake compressor would work due to the Harbor Freight one I had would not work.

Now I just need some short valve stem extenders because the outer dualy tire stem is in the middle of the rim and really hard to get air in.
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Small world. What campground are you in? I'm at Clarksville RV Park, off I-24 Exit 1. Got here yesterday.
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Sure did. Worked perfectly and wished I would have thought if that myself. I did not think a pancake compressor would work due to the Harbor Freight one I had would not work.

Now I just need some short valve stem extenders because the outer dualy tire stem is in the middle of the rim and really hard to get air in.
Sweet! Nice looking rig and site ya have there too!! Ok - from my pics above you can see I upgraded to a 50' GoodYear 3/8" 250 psi hose with 1/4" ends. And - have a Power Tank TIG 8160 inflator kit that store in a little black box. The inflator kit comes with a dual head chuck and a clip on. Not sure if it would work for you but what came with the compressor wouldn't work well with my duals either - but the inflator kits works great. The gauge is fluid filled and I'm betting will outlive me - but it should at $109 from Amazon. But it also kept me from needing extenders.

The heavier 50' hose is long enough to go around the coach without having to move the compressor.
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We are at Fletcher's Fork which is a MWR campground at Fort Campbell. It is open to the public but quite full right now due to the 4 day leave the base us on. Only a couple open spots.

The grounds are really nice but the shower house is a bit run down.

My nephew is stationed here.
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We are at Fletcher's Fork which is a MWR campground at Fort Campbell. It is open to the public but quite full right now due to the 4 day leave the base us on. Only a couple open spots.

The grounds are really nice but the shower house is a bit run down.

My nephew is stationed here.
This campground is pretty full too. Columbus day weekend ...

Tell your nephew "Thank you for your service to our country" for me.
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This campground is pretty full too. Columbus day weekend ... Tell your nephew "Thank you for your service to our country" for me.
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