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Winnebago Owners Club Texas Boomers Club Freightliner Owners Club iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
My coach came with a fitting for an air hose. It is used to pressure up the system when roadside assistance towing is required.
I use mine all the time to pressure up to 110 psi with no problems. I have a 50 ft air line extension and fittings. I'm fortunate to say that in 3 1/2 years I have only used it 3 times. Once at the stick house and twice on the road when we went from extremely hot to cold weather.
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
I pull a 40 ft 5th wheel trailer with my Cummins 3500 truck. Jackasses are forever pulling in friont of me while merging so I installed a set of Gover air horns that wake the dead. The living just soil their underware. Having a tank and comprssor on board allowed me to reconfigure things so I have a quick release coupling under the passenger side running boards so I can air up tubes, air mattresses, etc. I also included an air pressure gauge on the tank visible under the running board so I can also air up tires. It's a 1/2 horse electric Thomas pump that also is mounted under the truck. It takes a while to air up a large truck tire or 5er tire but it works. Having access to 120 psi compressed air is all worth it while on the road.
-Paul R. Haller-
Mine is in the front drivers side compartment. If I dump my suspension there is no pressure. I would rather use my 150psi craftsman compressor but in a emergency I would use it.
Porta Cable is the same unit. Sure takes a lot less time and much easier on the hands. My rear tires take 120 psi. I don't think the onboard system would ever get them up to pressure, at least not in my lifetime.
I've had no problems airing up my tires when needed, even to 115PSI I run on the rears. I only use the onboard air when the engine is running and usually only need to add 5 to 10 lbs so it takes maybe a minute per tire. We full time and I have no room to haul a compressor.
2001 National Tradewinds 7370 300 Cat
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Officially fulltiming. The Journey Begins