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Old 10-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Air Compressor / Tire inflater

OK, now that I have my Alligator valve stem caps in place, I went out and purchased a Porter Cable, pancake, 6 gallon, 150 PSI, 120 volt air compressor.
I purchased a long air chuck, mounted a "T", a round 200 PSI pressure gauge, and the nozzle fitting, this way I can monitor the line pressure.

One of my storage compartments on the driver side has a 120 volt outlet installed in it, so I put the unit there. This compartment has a small square tunnel over to the compartment on the other side. Since this compressor has two outlets, I attached the included black 25 foot hose and left it in the driver side compartment to service the tires on that side. I then routed a blue 50 foot hose I already had through the tunnel over to the other side to reach the tires on that side.

Now, I just need to turn it on, break out the gauge, air chuck and I'm in business!

The unit reaches 150 PSI in two minutes and 30 seconds from empty. No leaks. It held dead on 150 all night. I ran it full, turned it off and left it in the den.

I'm running 80 PSI in my 19.5" tires and as long as the line has over 110 PSI, it inflates them very easy. If the unit is running, it almost keeps up while I inflate. I purchased the unit at Lowe's and got the extended warranty just in case. This unit will live in the coach and may be used for other things, but its primary use is to keep the RV tires topped off.

I plan on getting a TPMS soon, and this will just add to that. I love that feeling of security, one less thing to worry about!
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Your set up sounds great.Did you keep track of your total cost?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Purchased all at lowes. $139 for compressor. $24.95 for ext warranty I think. Air chuck Assam. Was under $20. 25' hose comes with compressor. I already had the 50' hose on hand.
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UPDATE

Wow! It just gets better and better!

The Wife went by Camping World and picked up the digital air pressure gauge. On sale for $19.99 with Good Sam member discount.

This puppy is bad @$$!

If you want to know how much air is in your tires or any other item, to the half pound, this is the gauge to have!

It reads up to 150 PSI and has a blue flashlight in the handle!

AND!! I found out the 25 foot air line that came with the air compressor will service EVERYTHING on my coach!

I removed the 50 foot line from the other side. The single line will wrap around the rear to reach the other rear and the air bag stems inside each fender well. It will also reach around the front to the other side as well as to the front bag stems under the hood.
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