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Old 04-18-2016, 07:40 AM   #15
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This is the one I use as well. Been dependable for over 7 years.
When we first started I didn't carry a compressor. Needed to add air to a tire and stopped at a service station. ONCE!!! Seriously unusable air hoses.

Bought the this unit AND one of the great adds - a lock-on straight air chuck!!

I use a TPMS system and like to keep my tire pressure well maintained. I had a slow leak (loose valve stem) that was detected and needed to add about 30 lbs of air. The little compressor that could took about 3 minutes to bring the PSI back up to 92 PSI.

Which ever compressor you wind up on - the lock-on straight air chuck is invaluable. This is the one we have - CTA Tools 1930 Straight Lock-On Air Chuck
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I purchased both a portable air compressor, capable of inflating tires upward of their 123 psi max. pressure, as well as a very flexible air hose to make the job hassle free.


The PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor is light, compact and easy to store. The same unit is also available under the Craftsman brand name but may be slightly more than the $99 dollar price on Amazon. It is very capable of handling the pressure of big rig tires, especially when paired with a good hose.


The Legacy HFZ3850YW2 Flexzilla 3/8" x 50' Hybrid Air Hose is a great add-on. Its 50 ft length and super flexible hose are tangle free, making airing up chores a breeze. You can leave the compressor in its bay and reach all your tires, even on a big 45 ft rig.
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Thank all of you so much for your input. Most of the units suggested are smaller than what I thought was needed. I will also get the lock on air chuck.
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Under $100 when on sale.
Bolted it down and added a 50' flexible hose. It's 6 Gal. tank is a plus when topping off tires.
I have the same one...works fine.
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lenjen...... I think you see a trend here! There are several brands available, but the consensus of experience seems to say if you have large tires (22.5 in) that need 90-100 psi or more, your answer lies in a 110vac unit that will pump at least 150psi at a respectable flow. Cost will be around a C-note, +/-. I happened to get mine at Harbor Freight.

Left unsaid by about everyone is that most of us have tried to take advantage of the chassis onboard air system for the tires. Most who try it find the exercise cumbersome and frustrating.


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I have the same one...works fine.
X3 on the Porter Cable. pretty fast on coming up to pressure. With the two quick connect outlets, my plan is a semi permanent mount in the rear electric bay, with an extension hose mounted to give me a air access point on the other side of the coach. That way, a 25' hose is all I need. Just need to get my back healed up so I can crawl around and get it set up.
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lenjen...... I think you see a trend here! There are several brands available, but the consensus of experience seems to say if you have large tires (22.5 in) that need 90-100 psi or more, your answer lies in a 110vac unit that will pump at least 150psi at a respectable flow. Cost will be around a C-note, +/-. I happened to get mine at Harbor Freight.

Left unsaid by about everyone is that most of us have tried to take advantage of the chassis onboard air system for the tires. Most who try it find the exercise cumbersome and frustrating.
Thank you, my tires are 22.5 Michelin and the 100 psi was the issue with the smaller air compressors. I must say I love Goodyear around the Southern East Coast for helping me keep a check on the air pressure, great people and service but having my own air would save time and worry in an emergency situation. The lock-on straight air chuck will be part of the answer and my next purchase.
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