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Old 12-28-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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Portable power packs and compressors

Thinking I would like to have a good quality portable power pack and compressor to throw in the rv when taking a trip. They usually come with lights and some with inverters to run ac devices. But I want a good quality one. One that will work when I need it.
Looking at this one.
Rescue 1060 Portable Power Pack with Air Compressor and Inverter

Any other suggestions are welcome!
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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Up North...in order to get intelligent responses for the peanut gallery, you should add your RV info to your signature line. The RV type and use would help in responses. The description of the power pack doesn't detail out the capabilities of the air compressor part.

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The Clore brand name makes the best.

Here is one option for you.

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Old 12-28-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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The Clore brand name makes the best.
Here is one option for you.
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I question what something like that is good for, (other than lightening my wallet by over $200)?
Maybe to truck around in a toad?

If my 2 big 12V chassis and 4 12v house batteries fail to start my diesel engine a little thing like that would be of little help.
A tiny compressor takes forever to air up a motor home tire.
There's already an inverter, (and a generator), in my coach that I can use to make 120V power whenever I need it.
Most people already have more flashlights than they have hands.

What is it that I don't get?
Wondering.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:46 AM   #5
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That one might work,, Had a bunch in that size class I picked up at Costco for a towing company and they used them for jump starts and such.

The compressors in them are slow, and likely not up to a motor home tire, but should work on a towed, or even a pick up given time.

The one I have now is smaller and jump start only... but I have a portable compressor. They are very handy.

One use: When I built campfires for my wife, one of the issues in some places was getting enough air into the fire pit for a good fire.

I have two 12 volt blowers one designed for those new modern concrete "Safety Rings" and one for older metal rings, that I powered with one of those.. Worked great.
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Keep in mind that this emergency backup is over twenty times smaller in terms of power storage than many RV's. With that in mind it could be useful at times.
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It could be good to jump start toad or generator.
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You get what you pay for. I've had 2 cheapo's ($39 from Menards, $69 from Northern Tool) and both let me down. At the end of the day, it's the quality of the battery that makes the difference. I purchased a HD unit from quickcable.com three years ago and it allows you to choose and replace the battery when needed. Yes it cost me about $200 bucks, but it has been well worth the investment.
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You get what you pay for. I've had 2 cheapo's ($39 from Menards, $69 from Northern Tool) and both let me down. At the end of the day, it's the quality of the battery that makes the difference. I purchased a HD unit from quickcable.com three years ago and it allows you to choose and replace the battery when needed. Yes it cost me about $200 bucks, but it has been well worth the investment.
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What do you use it for that makes it a worthwhile investment?
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Well here in AL I have used mine many times. It is 6 years old and counting. Here is what I have used mine for. Husbands CPAP machine during ice storm power outages and when dry camping. Powered light bulb outside when camping with a group a lot. Jump start dead batteries. Powered TV when power is out. Emergency radio on mine. Any case where boondocking and quiet time to save batteries on mh for the heaters. Live on a farm and it has had multiple uses for that. So I know I have gotten my monies worth from this one.
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