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Old 08-26-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question Which 120V Portable Tire Compressor is Best for RV Tires?

I'm looking for a good portable compressor for my Class A gasser (MH did not come with a built-in compressor). The tires need to be filled to 90psi cold and I've found portable 12V auto tire compressors to not be up to the task. Would appreciate any input on a good, reliable portable 120V compressor that is small enough to easily fit in one of my exterior storage compartments and, of course, that isn't too heavy. And, I should add, I'll be happy just to fill tires with the compressor, it doesn't need to be capable of doing other things that would require a constant, sustained stream of compressed air.

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Old 08-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #2
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A search here will find many threads discussing air compressors. I have a craftsman/porter cable which is popular. Some folks have the pancake type compressor. Others from ViaAir.

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I have a porter cable 6 gal pancake, it pumps up to 150 psi, works great, it's small and light weight and usually sells for $99.00 at Lowe's.
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I bought a 125PSI Porter Cable pancake compressor at Lowes a couple years ago for less than a hundred dollars. Best investment I ever made, well almost! There is also a 150PSI model for slitely more money. They are pretty light, build pressure quick. I was so impressed, I actually gave my big compressor away and now its my only one.
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I like this one. I think it's now sold under the Porter Cable name.

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Old 08-26-2016, 02:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Clifftall View Post
I like this one. I think it's now sold under the Porter Cable name.

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I will second that I bought one 5 years ago and use it all the time to inflate tires to 95 PSI. I had to replace a small air release valve on the bottom last year other than that it has been great. I think the only available one now is the black Porter Cable unit same compressor.
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I bought the 150 psi Porter Cable mostly for use in my MH. I now use it mostly for my wood shop. For what little I have used on the MH , if I had to do it again and money was not a factor I would go with the ViaAir. In the 10 years I have had it, I have used it less than 5 times and all those times have been while at home. It is big and bulky, but would not leave home without it.
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Shop Kobalt 1.5-HP 3-Gallon 155-PSI 120-Volt Hot Dog Portable Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
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I have a Dewalt 165 PSI pancake air compressor with a 6 gallon tank. Along with 30FT of air hose with a clean out nozzle, air drill and air chuck in the storage bay on my 5er. My tires are aired to 110 PSI on the trailer and 70 PSI on the truck.
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Originally Posted by mrfix View Post
I have a porter cable 6 gal pancake, it pumps up to 150 psi, works great, it's small and light weight and usually sells for $99.00 at Lowe's.
Same here...don't know if the sale for $99 is still going on.

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