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Old 05-08-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hello folks I am a couple of weeks away from picking up my first class c 30ft. I would like to know which air compressor will do the job would it be something I plug into the lighter or something i hook up to the battery I would like something small but heavy duty enough to get the job done
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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I use a pancake compressor that I plug into the wall outlet. Never had the ones that plugged into the cigarette lighter. This one has been around for years now.
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The 12 v air compressors are limited in volume of air and pressure. A 120 v pancake compressor that will go to 120 psi is your best bet. Make sure you get an air chuck that will fit inner duals.
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On larger tires you are better, provided you have a generator and the space, with a pancake unit. I have seen enough 12 volt units melt down from over use.
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Once you decide on a compressor be sure to invent in a chuck that locks on. Getting the tires up to 90 pounds takes some time with even a 110v pancake unit.
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We carry a pancake compressor as others have mentioned. Use shore power or gen when needed. Get an extra length of coiled airline to reach far side wheels.
I recommend having solid dually stem extenders to help with access. My tire store does a lot of truck and RV work and had them in stock.
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This is the fill tool I use. The valve connection locks on stem. I added the T and extra pressure gauge so I know the supply line pressure. All available at WM.
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The tire store ground the wheel cover to improve access to the inside stem. I still need to cleanup the edge to remove some burrs. I need to do the same on front covers.
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I've owned and used a Harbor Freight 12V, 150psi high-volume air compressor for 6 years now. It isn't fast like 120VAC units, but it does the job, is easy to carry and use. It is a knock-off of the Viair 12V 100% duty cycle compressors that sell for over $150.
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