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Old 09-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Tire Inflators. What's Best?

I have tried a few different 12v as well as 120v tire Inflators and compressors. Not overly impressed so far. The only thing I hear in reviews are that they pump up car and truck tires. The 12v one I bought couldn't get over 80 psi. I could stop the flow with my thumb over the hose.

I have a 125 psi 120v compressor but have to run it 3 times to get a tire from 80psi to 95psi on my 22.5's

I'd like to get up to 110psi in the tire if needed.

What do you guys have on board? I'd like not to have to pay more than about $150 Canadian. Shipping from the US adds about $40 to the cost.

What's reasonable, pumps up relatively quickly and is small and compact to carry on board?

I've heard good things about the Viair 300 but am scared to by something else only to have to return it.

Opinions on what works on our RVs would be appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Do a search on Sears Craftsman Air Compressor on this site. The reviews seem to be favourable and you should be able to find it at your locale Sears Canada.
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Do a search on Sears Craftsman Air Compressor on this site. The reviews seem to be favourable and you should be able to find it at your locale Sears Canada.
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Tried that. Our Sears can't get it. Found t on eBay as well. They don't ship to Canada.

Does anyone have a 12 v that's a good one?
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Tried that. Our Sears can't get it. Found t on eBay as well. They don't ship to Canada.

Does anyone have a 12 v that's a good one?
Your local Home Depot (Canada) stocks the Sears compressor, under the Porter Cable brand name. This is widely recognized on this forum as the most effective unit out there. We purchased ours at the Home Depot in Kelowna...great unit!
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Your local Home Depot (Canada) stocks the Sears compressor, under the Porter Cable brand name. This is widely recognized on this forum as the most effective unit out there. We purchased ours at the Home Depot in Kelowna...great unit!
Is that the "pancake" compressor? I looked at it and understand it can only get to 100psi.
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I bought a Coleman unit at Lowes. Goes to 150 psi and cost just less than $100 USD. Works fine on our tires (22.5's) up to 120 psi in them.
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Is that the "pancake" compressor? I looked at it and understand it can only get to 100psi.
No....it is the egg shaped Sears Compressor you'll see in all the threads which discuss compressors...easily pumps to 150psi.
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I 2nd the egg shaped 150psi compressor works great.
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No....it is the egg shaped Sears Compressor you'll see in all the threads which discuss compressors...easily pumps to 150psi.
Jack, Home Depot has two of these. A 4 gal. And a 6 gal. Which one did you get? The 6 gal. comes with a nailer that I don't need. Here is a pic of the 4 gal. Red with black top. The 6 gal. Is red with silver top.

The 4 gal. Has 165 psi. max.

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Hey Dog.....neither. Went with the one pictured below. Also suggest you invest in a good "in-line" gauge, with a bleed valve, double chuck and some quick connectors. System works great for us.

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Hey Dog.....neither. Went with the one pictured below. Also suggest you invest in a good "in-line" gauge, with a bleed valve, double chuck and some quick connectors. System works great for us.

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Thanks Jack!

I was in Home Depot last week in Vernon. They didn't show me that one. Our Vernon store is smaller than Kelowna's. I wonder if Kelowna's HD still carries them.

Do you have a model number I could refer to?
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Thanks Jack!

I was in Home Depot last week in Vernon. They didn't show me that one. Our Vernon store is smaller than Kelowna's. I wonder if Kelowna's HD still carries them.

Do you have a model number I could refer to?
Model # CMB15

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Thanks Jack.

I just reached Home Depot and they have 3 in stock! Heading there this AM.

Does yours have to fill multiple times or is there enough air to bring it up if low?
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I just reached Home Depot and they have 3 in stock! Heading there this AM.

Does yours have to fill multiple times or is there enough air to bring it up if low?
If you're starting from scratch to reach 120psi in a 22.5 RV tire it will need to recycle the compressor several times. I am normally just topping-off a couple of psi or using it with an air gun to clean my mountain bike.
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