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Old 11-21-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Anyone compare the porter cable c2002 and similar looking craftsman compressors?
I am looking tor a compressor that can handle 6 22.5 tires at 110-115 pounds in a reasonably short time and also car tires, beach toys, etc.
Any other units I should consider? I plan to leave it in the MH.
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:27 PM   #2
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I have the Porter Cable C2002. I works very well for inflating 22.5" tires, but I think it is too bulky to carry in the coach and the round shape wastes space in rectangular storage spaces the same way that round containers do in refrigerators.



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Old 11-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #3
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That one is a bit bulky. I have the Craftsman 1.5 gal. 150 PSI Air Compressor, Model# 919.153090 of which there is a Porter Cable model too. It is a bit more compact and handles my 22.5" tires easily. I have also used air tools with it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
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I have been looking at the Porter Cable 150 psi but its not getting good reviews. I'm looking at there 135psi and its getting better reviews but costs a little more.

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That's the one I use. It's a great unit.
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That one is a bit bulky. I have the Craftsman 1.5 gal. 150 PSI Air Compressor, Model# 919.153090 of which there is a Porter Cable model too. It is a bit more compact and handles my 22.5" tires easily. I have also used air tools with it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:02 PM   #6
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The Porter Cable isn't a bad unit but really is bulky for hauling in your coach. Lowe's does have them on sale now for $99.00 which is a pretty good price.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:26 AM   #7
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Should the knob be turn all the way clockwise for inflating rv tires?
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Should the knob be turn all the way clockwise for inflating rv tires?
Pretty much so. All the way would be calling for the full 150psi in the tank, which would cause the compressor to kick on at a higher rather than lower psi. That would mean a shorter filling time for high pressure tires.
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I just got a Porter-Cable at Lowes for $99...regular $169. Does fine for my 315/80R22.5 tires. Doesn't take up that much room.
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I use the Viair 400P-RV 12vdc compressor, p/n 40047. It is an automatic unit that cuts off @ 145psi and cuts in at 120psi. Comes with 50' of coiled air hose and everything stores in a nice easy to store bag.
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VAPOR3000: I use the Viair 400P-RV 12vdc compressor, p/n 40047. It is an automatic unit that cuts off @ 145psi and cuts in at 120psi. Comes with 50' of coiled air hose and everything stores in a nice easy to store bag.


Second this recommendation, I have it as well. Very useful, self-contained and mobile. Runs off any 12v battery.
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The Viair is a good choice but if you go for it, buy the 450P with a 100% duty cycle. Not much difference in cost but a much better device.
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I bought a Coleman tank unit at Lowe's some years ago. But with our size tires (315/80's drive and 365/70's tag and front) it is slow
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Observation and SAFETY comment.

If you discover your tire has lost more than 20% of its inflation you should not be inflating the tire outside a safety cage as the tire may have suffered damage to its structure. You don't have to drive on a low tire to do damage.
Here is an LT tire that went from 80 down to about 50 while parked.


It is scrap even though it was never driven on..

If you are only down 5 to 10 psi and know you are not actively leaking and have included my suggested +10% margin you should be able to drive a few miles to the nearest truck stop and top off the tire using their high pressure air.
Here is a post on how to "Top Off" your tire even when it is warm.

and HERE is a post on things to consider before you even buy a compressor.
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