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Old 11-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Looking for Air Compressor

I have read the threads on this forum extensively looking for some info on a TPMS. It looked like their was no front runner among the different brands, with some liking the TST Systems ans some liking the common system made by Tire Traker and others. I purchased this one.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System for Truck or RV TPMS 10 Sensors Minder | eBay

What I am looking for now is a portable air compressor for filling tires when they are low pressure. I have seen some recommendations from some of you on here. Would you post a web page for ones that you have purchased and like? Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have the TST and got this one from Sears. I need 105psi in the front and 100psi in the rear, works great plus I have the room for it and this is a great price.
3-Gallon Portable Air Compressor: Get the Air You Need with Kmart
I did not use the air hose that came with it, I got a good one.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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Lowes or Home Depot both sell pancake compressors in the 1-1/2 gallon range that are capable of delivering 135 to 150 PSI. Last winter I bought a Porter Cable from Lowes for less than 90 dollars. I was so pleased with it I gave away my big compressor. Now this one does everything I need/want now.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:31 PM   #4
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What do you think about this model? Is it big enough to get the job done?

http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-P...air+compressor
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
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What do you think about this model? Is it big enough to get the job done?

Amazon.com: PORTER-CABLE PCFP02003 3.5-Gallon 135 PSI Pancake Compressor: Home Improvement
If your tires require no more than 100 PSI it might work. Remember, 135 PSI is the maximum pressure developed, not working pressure. The cut-in pressure is important because; if the compressor does not kick-on above your required tire pressure it will be a real pain in the backside to use. In order to use it you will continually be bleeding off enough pressure to get the compressor to begin running so you may resume inflating a tire.
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Here's what I use. Bought on sale at Lowes. Plenty of power.
PORTER-CABLE 0.8-HP 6-Gallon 150-PSI 120-Volt Pancake Electric Air Compressor
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So, I am not sure that I copied this correctly, but "The Rv Geeks" recommend this Viair portable air compressor, they have a video of using it.. I believe its about $250 on Amazon. My $100 Craftsman 150 PSI unit works fine for me, but This Viair would be lighter and smaller to store it.

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Here's what I use. Bought on sale at Lowes. Plenty of power.
PORTER-CABLE 0.8-HP 6-Gallon 150-PSI 120-Volt Pancake Electric Air Compressor
A factory refurb. of above is $84.99 with a years warranty. Google it..........
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As mentioned above, I recently purchased the Innotech RV TPMS with 10 sensors. I had right foot surgery in September and still have a foot/ankle in a cast and am unable to access my RV. I have gone through the manual where I will be able to install everything when my foot heals and I am able to get inside my MH. One thing not mentioned in the manual is the actual installation of the sensors on the wheels. I assume you are just supposed to remove the valve stem and install these in its place. I am really wanting to get to my MH and it kills me that I can't. Is it as simple as just removing the valve stem and then just screwing these in? Thanks.
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Recommended Air Compressor to Carry on RV
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air comp for basement

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Hello all. Appreciate all the advice. Wish I could have found the Craftsman 150 psi compressor suggested by some of you but it is no longer produced or sold. I ended up buying this one.

Amazon.com: PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor: Home Improvement

Weight was a huge factor in the decision to buy this one. I am handicapped and needed something easy to move around. It was reviewed by many RV'ers who gave it good reviews. Hope it gets the job done. Thanks for all your input and assistance.
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What I am looking for now is a portable air compressor for filling tires when they are low pressure. I have seen some recommendations from some of you on here. Would you post a web page for ones that you have purchased and like? Thanks for your assistance.
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Doesn't your Thor have an engine driven compressor?
If it does why not use that compressor to add air to any tire if/when it gets low?
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Check this one too.

http://tinyurl.com/mmg96xf

I have it mounted permanently in the bus, and plumbed into the utility air system. It can air up the bags in about two minutes before starting the engine. Also keeps the bus air tanks pressured up for stuff like toilet flushing, door locking, etc. One of the reasons that I picked this brand is that it is quieter than most small compressors. I mounted it in a sound controlled area, so it is barely heard.
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