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Old 01-02-2016, 11:05 PM   #29
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I know the question was about what compressor to use, but I went another route in the end. I run 80 lbs. in the truck and 100 lbs. in the 5th. That means I would need at least a compressor rated at 125 + lbs. For a while I did carry a pancake compressor that was marginal at the required pressure. I do not have an inverter or generator in my rig so I was limited to inflating only where there was 110 volt power. 12 volt systems would take forever to inflate my tires. So I installed a 20 lb. CO2 system, regulated to 150 lbs., in the basement and now top off the tires very quickly any place and any time. Just saying there are other options.

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Old 01-03-2016, 07:02 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Aguyfromcalg View Post
If you do a search on here you will find that a Sears Craftman compressor was often preferred.

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Porter Cable makes the same 150 psi model.
That's the one I bought.

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I too have the Porter Cable 110V pancake compressor and use it as a backup for my big shop compressor - I don't carry it as it is fairly heavy at about 35 pounds with hoses and air chucks but even worse, a pain to safely store. There is also a little Craftsman 12V emergency compressor that will work if I really need to air up a leaky tire.

With that said, I looked at the VLAIR line on Amazon and other sites and was dismayed to find that many of their models are being manufactured in that Far Eastern country with a less then stellar reputation for quality tools while other models manufacture countrys are conspicuously not mentioned. Yeah, I know that's not a reason to condemn them but it sure doesn't make me happy.
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I have a Porter Cable also inflates very well. Keep it in the basementof fiver. Plug it in and carry 50 ft of hose. Works out well.
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I have a 200PSI Viar mounted under the truck with a 2 gallon tank. It runs my airbags from inside and has an air chuck on each side of the cab for tires or tools. works great

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