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Old 04-17-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Size/Make of Portable Air Compressor?

For my peace of mind I need to check the air pressure in my tires before every trip. Does anyone carry a portable air compressor that will inflate the larger Class A tires? If so, what size and brand?

Thanks for any input...
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Yes, Sears 150psi pancake 120v ac type.
105 on the fronts and 90 in the rears.
We also use it to blow out our water softener and to blow off the Segway tires before storing.
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Kobalt (at Lowe's) 150# - need 120#. Unit is bigger than I'd like but available at less than $100 on sale - lots of flexibility for hook-up of tools, etc. Looking at Sears' 150# Porter-Cable unit - smaller, not quite as big a tank and CFI - and may be discontinued soon (for what reason??).

I'm spoiled using a TPMS to track pressures (oh so easy - just a cup of coffee and a couple of minutes) - but love the rolling report on temps/pressures.
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PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor, found this on amazon, only weighs 20 pounds. Small, light weight for those of us with Gas units

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Yes, Sears 150psi pancake 120v ac type.
105 on the fronts and 90 in the rears.
We also use it to blow out our water softener and to blow off the Segway tires before storing.
Good idea. the Segway has a bad habit of tracking sand onto the ramps then just spinning when going up the ramps. Never thought of blowing off the tires. Only big headache I had on my florida trip last January. Thanks again!
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For my peace of mind I need to check the air pressure in my tires before every trip. Does anyone carry a portable air compressor that will inflate the larger Class A tires? If so, what size and brand?

Thanks for any input...

Sandi, I use the on-board compressor for airing the coach tires. When we had a 5th wheel I used a VIAIR portable compressor rated at 150PSI. It worked great but was kind of expensive, about $250 as well as I remember! Harbor Freight has one that looks exactly like the VIAIR for around $70.
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PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor, found this on amazon, only weighs 20 pounds. Small, light weight for those of us with Gas units

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This is the one I use as well. Been dependable for over 7 years.
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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.
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I have one from Harbor Freight, just clears my bay, works great.
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I bought Campbell-Hausfeld rated at 100psi when we had a WGO View on a Sprinter chassis with 15" tires. Obviously, that wasn't going to cut it for 19.5" tires on our WGO Vista but, rather than buy a new compressor, I bought a simple clip-on chuck from NAPA for $12. Now, I clip the chuck onto the tire and go about doing other things. In 20 minutes, the tire is at 90psi, the max that little compressor can achieve. Being cheap is its own reward!
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I had one of pancake compressors from Porter Cable. Worked well. Recently bought the more compact shrouded Porter Cable primarily due to being lighter to move about and a bit smaller. Also works well.
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quick note.........the small units work well for topping off the tires, but you would not want to have to completely inflate a tire............that takes lots of air volume.........you could do it, but it would take forever..........I use a porter cable 150 psi with a 1.5 gallon tank.........works well
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