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Old 06-09-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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Wal*Mart has an air compressor for about $55. Does anyone think it's good to have one? It runs on a gallon of gas. They also have some 12V, but not sure if they are powerful enough for the tires.
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Wal*Mart has an air compressor for about $55. Does anyone think it's good to have one? It runs on a gallon of gas. They also have some 12V, but not sure if they are powerful enough for the tires.
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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I carry an air compressor that is 120 volt in the bus --- can operate it via diesel gen set, shore power or inverter power. The truck - I use the air fitting that was used to go to a semi trailer. Both of these work for me. If you have a gasoline air compressor and don't use it very often, Murphy's Law #45 says it will not start - be out of fuel - gumed up carb - etc. just when you really need it~!~

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....I have an electric compressor that powers the water system....also will do tires given time and patience.....geofkaye
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I carry a Campbell Hausfeld rechargeable compressor. Use it for tires if need be, also to fill airbags when 5er is on the back.
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I purchased the Sears Compressor that is all contained in a sort of futuristic shroud. It goes up to 150# is very compact and tops off my 22.5" tires in a snap. The hose that is provided is a piece of trash, it broke the first time I used it. Sears replaced it with a higher quality hose.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I'll check out the Sears one and compare it to Wal*Mart's thanks to my fellow Navy retired.
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We have a Sears compressor with a two gallon tank and a shut off at 135# and on at 110#. It works very well for our 85# tires.
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Webster,

Are you sure the Walmart runs on gas? I just picked up a Campbell Hausfeld 1 Gal Pancake Compressor from Walmart for about $55.00. I have it in the 5er for most air needs, but I don't think it will top off my Goodyear 614's. I also have a Sears Pancake compressor that I leave at home for heaver work and it is a little too big for the 5er. The Walmart one seems to be perfect for my needs.

Personally I have never seem a gas powered portable.

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I have a Sears "tank-less" compressor which is no longer available. Sears retained the compressor shell however I believe they've added tanks to the entire line.

It inflates our 22.5" tires without any problems and I can pretty much say that it does a great job for us. Best part about our compressor is the low profile.
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Boy, you guys are a wealth of info. I'm going to look at the one at Wal*Mart again to be sure of the specs, but that Sears one sounds even better. Now I gotta find a Sears. I think we have a Sears catalog place up in Sonora (Jamestown is a very small town). I'm sure there's one down in Modesto.

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I have two TruckAir 275's (one home and one in RV) got them from either Wally World or KMart (don't know which). I keep my 22's at 95 psi - the TruckAir, while slow, has no trouble airing the tires. I have been using them for over 5 years. They are guaranteed for 7 years and are made in the USA. They run cool as the compressor is fan cooled. Best yet is the price around $40...
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I got the one from Home Depot. Works great, not heavy, not too big. Can't imagine not having a compressor on board. Use it for all kinds of things - very handy.
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....I tried the little compressor this week end...forgetaboutit goes back Thursday....I'm now using a pancake compressor 125 psi in 3 minuites.....little compressor took 40 minuites to fill a 235X85X16 to 110 pounds.....in that hot sun-I died 4 times.....geokaye
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