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Old 05-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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How would you handle air pressure checks?

I have my new rig in an outside storage facility, basically just a lot with a fence and gait, no electric.

I have a thing about checking tire pressure regularly, and topping it off as needed. Since there is no power in the storage lot, and since doing the air at a nearby gas station is all but impossible I have been thinking about buying an electric air compressor for the rig, and running it off the generator when needed. With recommended pressures of 90 PSI, but old car-type pump is no longer up to the task.

So, does that make sense or is there a better solution? If it is sensible, any recommendations for electric air pumps?

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Old 05-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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Hello Rich:

Look at this company Viair as they supply a lot of air compressors to 4 wheelers who need a lot of air at the end of a ride. The compressors they sell are 12 & 24 volt. I hope they can help

http://www.viaircorp.com/
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #3
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Rich...First of all Congrats on your new RV!! Have you posted any photos of your new rig yet??

I have done a search on Portable Air Compressors so you can see what others say about the different models.

It is easy to do a search on your own by clicking on the "Search" button near the right corner of the forum area.

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I use a Sears brand 110v compressor with a maximum of 150 psi -- keeps my 5th wheel tires at 110 psi and also my large truck tires. Patience when using these low volume type compressors -- you may have to wait for the pressure to build up, then add air and wait. Not a big deal.

MM, your link appears broken?
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Many of us have something like this. 150 psi, 6 gallon tank and quite capable of airing up any tire.

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Rich...First of all Congrats on your new RV!! Have you posted any photos of your new rig yet??

I have done a search on Portable Air Compressors so you can see what others say about the different models.

It is easy to do a search on your own by clicking on the "Search" button near the right corner of the forum area
Thanks. Like your link, my search came up empty. Or at least it is showing no matches when I click it. But I'll try again with differnt search terms.

Ahh, pictures. I'll work on it .
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I use a Sears brand 110v compressor with a maximum of 150 psi -- keeps my 5th wheel tires at 110 psi and also my large truck tires. Patience when using these low volume type compressors -- you may have to wait for the pressure to build up, then add air and wait. Not a big deal.

MM, your link appears broken?
Hmmm..I tested it last night and it worked fine. I just fixed the link..but I am wondering if it is set like the attachment setting was..If I log out- it breaks the link??
I will have to do some testing on it....
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I have an electric air pump and it works well with my 400 watt inverter that I keep in my toad for a variety of electric tools and even my laptop. You can plug it into a cig lighter. Any inverter larger than this needs to be hooked direcly to the batteries (no big deal). Buying a tool like this that has many uses keeps costs and junk accumulation down.
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If your new rig has air suspension, there will already be an air compressor onboard. You can use that to fill your tires up to about 100-105 psi.
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I like the idea of having an on board compressor. I also have the Porter Cable in the photo above, it works great and will fir in a low compartment.

Also, this would give you a chance to exercise the generator, not that I do that ofter enough!

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Picked up a new Husky 1-tank, compact, meets the needs and parameters suggested here - though a little light on the cubic feet/min department. Tried it and it works well. The blower attachment might be nice for blowing leaves off awnings, too.

Thanks for the tips.
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