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Old 01-23-2016, 11:02 AM   #15
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Few years back we were in Branson Mo. and needed air in tire-only place were gas station and they would not air up my tired(on truck)- had to call GS to come from Arkansas to have tire aired up- now carry compressor.
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A compressor is great for more than just tires. Use it to blow dust & dirt from one area of the basement to another in the name of cleaning. Fantastic for getting a stubborn fire going. Sit back in your chair, aim the nozzle at a glowing spot & before you know it even wet wood will burn with enough air blown at it.
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:34 PM   #17
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A compressor is great for more than just tires. Use it to blow dust & dirt from one area of the basement to another in the name of cleaning. Fantastic for getting a stubborn fire going. Sit back in your chair, aim the nozzle at a glowing spot & before you know it even wet wood will burn with enough air blown at it.

I never would have thought of that use!
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:06 PM   #18
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Got a $40 pancake air compressor. Money very well - spent. But even better is this cheapo;


Got mine from Amazon in the $20 range.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:59 AM   #19
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Bought a Porter cable 150 psi at Home Depot for $90 made in America and works great and fast. I like to air down my rear truck tires when unhooked and the 12 volt just took forever. 60 to 80 lbs in a min or less can't beat it . Weighs about 20-25 lbs.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:37 PM   #20
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I have a 5th wheel (75 lbs in tires), that came with nitrogen in the tires. I have read about the supposed benefits of that, but I decided early on to forget about it and to use my own air compressor as opposed to trying to find nitrogen at a service station or garage. Also, even looking for a close-by station for regular compressed air with ample parking is a big problem at times. So I just use my little compressor to top up whenever I want to.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:25 AM   #21
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I carry an ARB 12 volt compressor. It is actually a twin compressor and a 1 gallon tank in a small case. It is heavy but very portable. I can use it on anything with a 12 volt battery. It has enough pressure/volume to use an air impact to remove wheel lugs.
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I own a compressor and that does the trick. It's a Porter Cable pancake with a 3 gallon tank. Highly portable and one of my generators will run it nicely. It also comes in handy for blowing out my water lines.
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Just make sure the low pressure where the compressor turns back on is higher than your required tire pressure or you will never get to your 125psi target. My compressor is 165 high 135 low.
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:50 PM   #23
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Good point and the Porter Cable meets that requirement for me. Other results may vary.
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Any truck stop will be able to do it...
and they are everywhere ...
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(but I too have a compressor)
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Any truck stop will be able to do it...
and they are everywhere ...
Pilot Flying J

(but I too have a compressor)

Respectfully, I have not found this to be the case. At least not to achieve 125 psi.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:19 PM   #26
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Being that you are running up to 12 tires going down the road you should have a compressor of your own that will take care of your tires. The cost of 1 blowout will more than pay for itself well over. Plus the convenience of having it on hand when needed.
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Every truck stop I've ever been in has high pressure air available. There are plenty of pancake type compressors available at the big box stores but they require 110 volts.
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There are plenty of pancake type compressors available at the big box stores but they require 110 volts.

Quite true. Good thing a lot of us carry generators.
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