Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 86
Help! Where do I find air for my tires?

Hey all,

We are headed out for Tennessee when I get off work this afternoon. We need air in our tires and my little pancake compressor was not enough to do it.

Where can we find air?

We live in St Petersburg and I don't think there is any place over here to get it so we were thinking Flying J on I-4 & I-75 or another one on I-75 (exit 285). All the tires should be fine to go that far, but don't want to go all the way without a top off.

We are 35' + a toad. Any suggestions??
__________________

__________________
Patrick & Stephanie - Stanley & Ole (cat kids)
04 Damon Challenger 348F | 2012 Chevy Captiva Sport | ReadyBrute Elite towbar
Visit us at http://www.sikescentral.com!
patsikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,394
Stop at Home Depot - Lowes - Somewhere and buy a compressor up to the job. You know you need it anyway - so pick one up. Air em up before ya pull outta the driveway / storage. Be sure you have a core tool on hand in case one sticks open. It can happen. You can back it out and back in if needed. Ask me how I know.
__________________

__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Clayobx's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort, FL
Posts: 3,116
X-2 on the Lowes compressor. Even with the coach compressor the Porter Cable was superior. You need to carry it with you as every day before travel the pressure should be checked! Do I do it all the time? No, but I do check a lot! Low pressure contributes to the large majority of tire loss. Also I recommend a milton gauge and air tool. They are one and OSHA approved. Total cost $280.00 to be safe and save you money in the long run!
__________________
Clay & Pebble.. Miss Butter our sweet Goldie (Jan. 2005-Jan. 2015) Sissy our Border Collie
2012 Providence 42 M. Spartan Chassis, 450 ISL
Ford Edge toad, RM All Terrane, TST TPMS, SMI Air Force One, RVM95....
Clayobx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
If you drive to the Flying J just remember you'll be airing up warm tires and won't be getting a true reading. Tire pressures should be taken cold and aired the same. As mentioned pick a compressor up at one of the big box stores you'll need it anyway. Maybe even Harbor Freight if you have one close by.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,394
Clay - good call.
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2481426721.jpg
Views:	222
Size:	412.6 KB
ID:	47628
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3254591246.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	604.9 KB
ID:	47629

Porter Cable - Good Year and Great Gauge.

Steve - great advice too on airing cold not hot and run on. Probably best line of defense on what's tween you and the road.

OP - besides. Ya know ya want it.
__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #6
Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 86
Thanks for the info everyone.

Are you talking about a full size compressor or an inflator like this?

Shop Kobalt 12-Volt/120-Volt Dual Power Inflator at Lowes.com
__________________
Patrick & Stephanie - Stanley & Ole (cat kids)
04 Damon Challenger 348F | 2012 Chevy Captiva Sport | ReadyBrute Elite towbar
Visit us at http://www.sikescentral.com!
patsikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 86
Mine looks like the one pictured but only manages about 80 PSI.... I guess that's the way to go....
__________________
Patrick & Stephanie - Stanley & Ole (cat kids)
04 Damon Challenger 348F | 2012 Chevy Captiva Sport | ReadyBrute Elite towbar
Visit us at http://www.sikescentral.com!
patsikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
davismills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 242
I've been using this 12 volt for 2 years now. It's quiet and quick.
VIAIR Corporation - 70P Part No. 00073
__________________
Dave and Holly
2011 Winnebago Sightseer 33c with a 2011 Honda CRV behind.
davismills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
H. Miller's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,523
Quote:
Originally Posted by patsikes View Post
Thanks for the info everyone.

Are you talking about a full size compressor or an inflator like this?

Shop Kobalt 12-Volt/120-Volt Dual Power Inflator at Lowes.com
NO! It's only 90 psi! The ones mentioned above are 150 psi. With "line loss" you'll only get 135-140 out of the 150 psi and 80 if your lucky out of above...
__________________
Hal & Ginny Miller '04 Beaver Santiam PRT40
'04 Saturn Vue - US Gear Brake - Blue Ox tow
4"girls" (3 Irish Setters - 1 Retriever) - RIP Annie
H. Miller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:42 PM   #10
Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 86
Thanks all... Stopping for a Porter Cable 150psi compressor before we head out.
__________________
Patrick & Stephanie - Stanley & Ole (cat kids)
04 Damon Challenger 348F | 2012 Chevy Captiva Sport | ReadyBrute Elite towbar
Visit us at http://www.sikescentral.com!
patsikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,811
I use a 4 gallon Sears Pancake job with a 150PSI rating (Hits 160 per the gauge)

However any truck stop will do you or any truck tire store. You can google "Truck stops near me" on a GPS equipped phone or on your laptop try: Truck stops near {zip code where you are}
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #12
Community Moderator
 
bdickson's Avatar


 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 7,409
I recently bought one of these 8pc. Portable Air Compressor: Take Craftsman Power to Go with Sears. So far I'm very happy with it. I lost air in my rear tires while installing Crossfires and it took two 22.5's from 80 to 95 psi in less than 5 minutes.
__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdickson View Post
I recently bought one of these 8pc. Portable Air Compressor: Take Craftsman Power to Go with Sears. So far I'm very happy with it. I lost air in my rear tires while installing Crossfires and it took two 22.5's from 80 to 95 psi in less than 5 minutes.
Works great on topping off my 275/70/22.5's.

Inexpensive, lightweight and takes up minimal space in the cargo bay.
__________________
DaveS
1998 American Eagle 40EVS
FormerBoater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
CountryFit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Between the Oceans
Posts: 3,542
Blog Entries: 2
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.
__________________

__________________
2000 Country Coach Intrigue 40', ISC 350
2014 Ford C-Max Energi
CountryFit is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tires



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.