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Old 03-26-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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air compressor for our allegro bay FRED

we traded in our winn. journey diesel for a 34' allegro bay FRED. the journey had a built in air compressor new one none. want to buy after market to have for tire inflation and other camping needs. does anyone have experience to share?
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:52 PM   #2
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I bought this one: Shop PORTER-CABLE 6-Gallon Air Compressor at Lowes.com and am very happy with it.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:49 AM   #3
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I have the same compressor and it is very good. You can google it and also find it on sale as reconditioned. Joe
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:43 AM   #4
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We purchased the re-conditioned version direct from Porter-Cable web site and couldn't be happier. It's size & weight are perfect for MH's and 150 psi works for us
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thanks to all:

We have the porter cable 6 gal patty for home use. I reupholster plus taking care of car tires and misc use. It seems like we already have the best right at home. Do any of you have your unit mounted on your vehicle or do you just stow in compartment?

Thanks again for all your help.
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Mine is kept in a basement compartment.
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This is what I use in our Bounder, on sale at Sears they are $ 99.00 , Works good,

Bolted it up threw the bottom using the rubber feet.


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I bought this one: Shop PORTER-CABLE 6-Gallon Air Compressor at Lowes.com and am very happy with it.
Ditto this one, love it.
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I cut a piece of 1/2" plywood to fix in the compartment. I drilled holes in the plywood to match the 3 rubber feet. I attached the plywood to the floor with screws and then set the compressor feet in the holes. I can remove the compressor if necessary without unbolting it.
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I bought this one: Shop PORTER-CABLE 6-Gallon Air Compressor at Lowes.com and am very happy with it.
Home Depot is 159.00.
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I've been using a DeWalt Emglo D55140 compressor (http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_ ... ctID=15513) for the past 2-1/2 years and have been very satisfied with its performance. It's fairly light (24 lbs) and relatively compact (19 " x 14.5" x 9"); I store it upright in the driver's side rear storage bay in my 08 Allegro Bay. I run my front tires at 100psi and the rears at 90psi; the compressor will put 5psi into a front tire in less than 1-2 minutes which I find entirely acceptable. It's currently $128 at Amazon with free shipping.

Here's a link to another thread on this same subject: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f86/air-c...ors-57497.html

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Those tank compressors are heavy and take up a lot of valuable space if you want to take one in an RV. I don't have one of these yet, but I am looking at a Viair 400P 12v unit. This is a heavy duty 12v unit, not a cheap Wal Mart plastic type. You have to clamp it to a battery because it draws some serious amps. There is an RV model and a 450P model which is 100% duty cycle. Google Viair or check on Amazon.com.
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The Vivair is a decent unit. Keep in mind that the Allegro Bay doesn't have pass-thru storage, so that larger compressor might take up some vital space. I have a little 120V, 1 gallon Campbell Hausfield that I bought at Wally World for like $40. I never had to use it to fill a tire, merely to 'top it off' & it works fine for that
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I have the same one and it works fine. It will air up my tires @ 105-110 psi, no problem.


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