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Old 05-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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What air pressure gauge do you use?

I have gone through a few air pressure gauges since I bought my MH. Some are hard to read, some hard to use, and the digital gauge I have now reads + or -6 lbs at times.

Anyone have a good tire pressure gauge that they are happy with? What brand is it and where did you get it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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I use a calibrated air gauge that reads from 50-300psi in 5 lb increments with a 6 inch air chuck nozzle on it. The gauge is liquid filled. I have no idea who makes it or where it came from. I check the calibration periodically with a static gauge mounted to a nitrogen bottle.
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I have a Psyclops gauge, does two tires at a time and has a large dial. I have another digital gauge that I got from Duluth Trading, it reads in .1 # increments. In addition I have a calibrated gauge that I check against, got it at NAPA. It's a pen style gauge and I only use it to check the other gauges.
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I have a Psyclops gauge, does two tires at a time and has a large dial.
Me too. It's really nice to inflate both front tires the same, also gets the dually's at the same pressure to insure even loading.

It seems to be discontinued now but still available on EBay for $39
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I avoid liquid filled gauges. They lose calibration when there are big pressure changes, like crossing mountains.

Pick one where your desired pressures are in the middle of the scale.
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Double headed truckers tire gauge found at most auto stores for around $35.

I have the same double headed inflation that is chucked to my quick disconnet on my air hose that I plug into the MH's outlet/inlet (mfg install)

Just used both this morning . I had the front tires switched to the rear right duals and they set them at mid morning, yesterday, at ambient temperatures to 110 psi. This morning they were reading 102 psi. Don't know what type gauge they used. Took 45 seconds per tire to get them to 110 using the on-board system. (two 20 seconds loads, and 1 5 second load got them to 110)

Most good tire gauges are stated to be within 2% of indicated value. (SO I HAVE BEEN TOLD)
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I use this one: Longacre Racing - Online Catalog: Electronic Wheel Scales, Gauges, Pyrometers, Chassis Setup and More!
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Windy City,

That looks like a nice gauge!

I'm gonna go count my pennies now...
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I use a Milton double footed gauge and the end foot is straight 0-160. My front tires require 120psi. I've used these since 1973 and have had good service.
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If you want a real head-scratcher, just try a few different pressure gauges on an inflated tire. I did this recently and got different results with different gauges. Now I don't know which one to believe!
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When I got new tires I compared my dual head truckers gauge with the tire shop readings, don't remember where I got it. About the same so I'm happy. I compare all other tire gauges I have to that one. Some are off over 5 psi and othes are pretty close.
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When I got new tires I compared my dual head truckers gauge with the tire shop readings, don't remember where I got it. About the same so I'm happy. I compare all other tire gauges I have to that one. Some are off over 5 psi and others are pretty close.
When I find a good one, I'm throwing out all the other ones. I like the digital Longacre racing gauge, but a little out of my price range.

I would like something like that with an air release button for adjusting tire pressure with instantly updated readings. Something my old digital gauge would not do.
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I use one of these from Harbor Freight. Gives accurate preasure. Works for me.

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I use a Milton double footed gauge and the end foot is straight 0-160. My front tires require 120psi. I've used these since 1973 and have had good service.
I also use the Milton 976 gauge. Motorhome Magazine did a test on several gauges last year. They rated the Milton 976 the most accurate and most dependable.

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They aren't that expensive. Northern Tool sells them for less than $20.00

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