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Old 11-03-2015, 09:45 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a recommendation for an air compressor to use with class A
tires? I want to get something capable of 90-95lbs. inflation. I would like to take it with the coach, so size is an issue.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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Do a search on here. There have been many threads on the "best compressors"
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:59 AM   #3
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VIAIR Compressor

Check out the RVGEEKS video about air compressors. I watched it and purchased the VIAIR and I and I am very happy with it.

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Old 11-03-2015, 10:02 AM   #4
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This one is highly recommended. Compact, operates on 12V and works up to 150 PSI. There are less expensive versions but the 450P has a 100% duty cycle.

Amazon.com: VIAIR 450P Automatic Function Portable Compressor: Automotive
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+1 on the ViAir. I've had other compressors and this one is, by far, the better of the bunch for our use.
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The Viair is a top-of-the-line compressor (I have one), but quite expensive. Lots of folks are using the similar one from Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12volt-...sor-69285.html
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The RV Viair 400 model comes with all that you will need to take care of your tires. Like others it makes life easier!
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Does anyone have a recommendation for an air compressor to use with class A
tires? I want to get something capable of 90-95lbs. inflation. I would like to take it with the coach, so size is an issue.
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Most, (but not all), diesel powered Class A RVs have an engine powered compressor that can be used to air the tires.
Does your coach have one?
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:05 PM   #9
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this is mine, 165 psi. fits easy in basement.
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The RV Viair 400 model comes with all that you will need to take care of your tires. Like others it makes life easier!
The 400 is a good product but, if you are running 22.5" tires that require 90-115 PSI inflation pressures, I would spend the extra few bucks and buy the 450P which has a 100% duty cycle compared to a 60% for the less expensive models.
I have read other posts stating they had problems with their 400 failing in a short period of time. Operating on the edge of the duty cycle will shorten the life for sure.

Having said that, if you have a 400, just be cautious of the length of time you have it running and the time allowed to shut down and cool off.
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Whichever air compressor you buy, make sure the cut-in pressure/ when it turns on, is at least 10psi more than what your tires require. Otherwise you'll get frustrated and may end up neglecting tire pressure
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Whichever air compressor you buy, make sure the cut-in pressure/ when it turns on, is at least 10psi more than what your tires require. Otherwise you'll get frustrated and may end up neglecting tire pressure
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That is an excellent point.
It is difficult and time consuming, (although not impossible), to air tires up to the required pressure with an air compressor with a cut-in pressure lower than the pressures you need in the tires.
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http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-Automati...air+compressor

Ok, you folks cost me my allowance again. I bought the metal bracket mount and installed it and use wing nuts on the pump to hold it in place. The hoses are plenty long and the attachments are well built. I added some length to the power cable so it will reach my batteries. I have a small compartment that now holds my water softener, pressure washer, and air compressor. It is not a speed demon but sure does work. No more idling the coach and pressing the brakes to get the governer to kick in.
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I'm leaning towards this one its 50 bucks more but I will be able to use for different projects.
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