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 01-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Question Portable Tire Inflator

I would like to add a portable tire inflator to the RV for emergency purposes. I have a 35 ft Itasca. I would like something that would allow me to inflate a flat RV tire or top off a tire. I don't see many of these online and the few that say RV are very expensive.

Please let me know your experiences and any recommendations for a portable tire inflator.

Thanks
Joe
__________________

__________________
jondrejik 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 01-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bob109's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 344
Quote:
Originally Posted by jondrejik View Post
I would like to add a portable tire inflator to the RV for emergency purposes. I have a 35 ft Itasca. I would like something that would allow me to inflate a flat RV tire or top off a tire. I don't see many of these online and the few that say RV are very expensive.

Please let me know your experiences and any recommendations for a portable tire inflator.

Thanks
Joe
I just purchased a nice compressor from Sears. It has 150 psi capabilities, is light in weight and small in size. If you purchase this unit make sure you follow the 15 minute break-in procedure.

Craftsman 1.5 Gallon Portable Air Compressor with Hose and 8PC 15309#
__________________

__________________
bob
2001.5 Fleetwood Discovery 37U 330HP Cat
Toad-2008 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Delux
bob109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Barlow46's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Coast Fl
Posts: 1,135
I presently have 4 compressors and the (sears) one in the link above is far and away the best of the lot. It stores easily in one of the bays and has enough "oomph" to bring my pressure up to 125 in a fairly short time. Also has some handy attachments along with regulator and tank is easy to bleed off.
__________________
Barlow46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:01 PM   #4
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Pond Piggies Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,267
Blog Entries: 1
x3 for the Sears Craftsman AC. We got ours about 6 years ago & paid $85 on sale. Works great, stows easily.

Lori-
__________________
Lori & Dave - FMA #3415 | FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2006 Fleetwood Bounder 36Z & 2014 Honda CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
NLOVNIT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #5
KIX
Senior Member
 
KIX's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 3,579
Quote:
Originally Posted by jondrejik View Post
I would like to add a portable tire inflator to the RV for emergency purposes.
Joe
By "portable" I am assuming you mean that it will operate by using your 12 volt battery and not your generator? If a 12 volt air compressor is what you are looking for be prepared to spend way more than $150 to be able to top off tires at near 100 psi in a reasonable time period.

You can do the same job with a 120 volt air compressor for much less. You'll just need to start your generator or connect to shore power. And, for occasional use I suggest a tankless compressor to save space.
__________________
KIX
'02 Ultimate Advantage 40J Spartan MM - Cummins ISC
2013 Jeep Rubicon JK Unlimited
KIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 314
Bob109, is the 15 minute break-in explained in the booklet that I imagine comes with the compressor? Thanks, HarveyP
__________________
94 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE

Cummins/Allison
HarveyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 11:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
gpscotty's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas 76036
Posts: 120
I just replaced my Sears 12v, because forgot about the duty cycle (my bad). Small, worked well, auto shut off at set pressure and had lights. Not the fastest from 0 to 125 but it would do it. On sale less tha $40.00 delivered to the house, large stores will have them on the shelf. I had used the old one thru 2 toy haulers and the motorhome. It worked for me gpscotty
__________________
gpscotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
bob109's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 344
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarveyP View Post
Bob109, is the 15 minute break-in explained in the booklet that I imagine comes with the compressor? Thanks, HarveyP
The 15 minute break-in procedure is spelled out in the instruction manual which comes with the compressor. The info is not in the beginning of the instructions and could be easily overlooked before starting the unit. They are simple..... open the tank air drain valve with your fingers and start the compressor. You don't want to build any pressure for the first 15 minutes the compressor runs. This allows the piston to properly seat while not under load.

As has been mentioned, this is a great unit for a reasonable price
__________________
bob
2001.5 Fleetwood Discovery 37U 330HP Cat
Toad-2008 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Delux
bob109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 06:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by NLOVNIT View Post
x3 for the Sears Craftsman AC. We got ours about 6 years ago & paid $85 on sale. Works great, stows easily.

Lori-
Santa brought me the Sears unit for Christmas.

Easy to break-in , run and stow.
__________________
FormerBoater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 07:09 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
patmsp's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 399
Well I overlooked the break in on this unit and did not do it. I've been using the unit for about a year. It is just GREAT. I hope I did not do it much harm to it (by not doing the break in) but I guess I'd only know if it was next to someones unit that did the break in the correct way.

Pat
__________________
Pat and Judy, Molly and Emma
2000 Monaco Dynasty-2007 Lexus GX470
Winter S/W Florida....Summer Eastern Tennessee
patmsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Barlow46's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Coast Fl
Posts: 1,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by patmsp View Post
Well I overlooked the break in on this unit and did not do it. I've been using the unit for about a year. It is just GREAT. I hope I did not do it much harm to it (by not doing the break in) but I guess I'd only know if it was next to someones unit that did the break in the correct way.

Pat
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger....me also and I always read the book. Guess I better start reading it twice. Seems like they would do that during the quality control test but wishful thinking on my part. Mine is doing well also.
__________________

__________________
Barlow46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tires...country or origin??? teofff MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 03-15-2010 09:59 AM
Changed Tire Myself! GaryKD Class A Motorhome Discussions 45 09-29-2009 10:37 PM
Follow-up to tire purchase and tire balancing Tagalong Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 0 05-12-2009 10:15 AM
Inside tire inflator for less than $23 Map40 MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 07-24-2007 05:17 PM
MH Tire Inflator? FrankO Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 07-19-2007 02:09 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 PM.


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