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Old 04-23-2012, 08:54 PM   #29
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #30
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Cold tire pressure is at any ambient temperature when the tires have just sat for several hours. However, the sun beating on a tire will have an effect of a pound or two so it is best to do it when the Sun is not beating down on it. Just remember that the Sun will make a difference and if the Sun was not shining it would be the same as the other side of the rig. Also on the duals, if it is a little cool out the inside dual may be a pound or so higher in pressure because the heat from the MH from being on the inside may keep it up a pound. Nothing to worry about. If it is within a pound or two just ride on it and a mile down the road they will both be equal

I have left my rig stored in a roof covered only storage area for two months and when I check the tires to leave they are within 2-4 pounds of when I left them. I leave them like that. Drive it to the house, load it up in a couple days, check the tires before we leave and everything is back to normal. I also check my tires every time we pull up site. One time in the last 3 years in the mountains did I have to put about 4 pounds in each tire, and then we we got back down to deflate them again. Every other trip we have been on the tires have maintained the pressure i have put in.

One exception - a blow out on an inner dual required a lot of air to be pumped into the new tire.

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #31
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I tried for over an hour to inflate the front tires from about 115 to 120 psi, finally gave up. It just couldn't do that measly five psi. The high cut off is 125 and the low is 85 so you have to bleed off air till the compressor kicks in, just not worth the time!!
My onboard compressor tops out at 132. I installed an in-line bleeder adjacent to the air chuck, if I need to bleed the compressor down, the bleeder is just a couple inches from the inflator.

Start to finish the onboard compressor is quicker than my previous Porter Cable 150 PSI electric compressor.

I can add as much as 4 or 5 lbs to each tire without the need to cycle the compressor.

It probably works better for as my tires don't run as high as yours. Depending on loading I run 110 to 115 front and 90 to 95 rear.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #32
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My DW uses a 140# 1.5 gal. compressor which she keeps in the rear basement, its 110 volts.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #33
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Like several replies before mine I too have a sears 150psi portable. It's alot lighter than the twin tank I replaced it with.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #34
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None of the above. Mine's built in to my coach. I have an air tap at the front of the coach, and can inflate my tires to over 110psi.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
But not if your air tops out at 125 psi and your tires take 120 psi. It just doesn't work.
Besides I'd rather run a 1 hp electric pump than a 435 HP diesel pump in a campground.
I have to have 120 psi in my rear tires (XRV-1 singles). At 69 I don't have time left to wait for the on board compressor to top off those tires. My PorterCable 6 gallon 150 psi compressor rides in a spot I nornally don't use and it can top off any of my tires in less than 2 minutes. It's worth it weight in blood pressure pills.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:54 AM   #36
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #37
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I carry a Porter-Cable 150psi 6-Gal.Good for topping off tires, runs Hydrolic jack, impact wrench.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:35 PM   #38
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Porter Cable 6 gallon 150 psi compressor. Can even run my impact wrench with it!
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Originally Posted by R2Home View Post
DP with air brakes, so as long as the engine is running I have air. I have an air hose that plugs into the system and can reach any/all of my tires. Sure makes it nice.
Yup, same here.

Anyone with air brakes should have a connection to hook up a air hose to the air system. I've got two hoses hooked together, I think I've got like a 100' reach. I've helped many smaller RV's with airing up, rafts, bicycles, even my corvette from time to time. I sold the old portable
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I carry a CO2 bottle that can air up 50 large tires when the tank is full. It has a pressure regulator and goes up to 150 lbs.
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I have onboard air on the Jeep that I tow. 14cfp and 160psi
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:24 AM   #42
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I use my on board comprfessor and have it set up similar to Sdennislee. Split it 3 ways - 1 to a digital inflator, 1to a psi guage to monitor the coach system PSI and 1 to a bleeder (handle operated) Start DP and set cruise control to get a fast engine idle. Bleed as necessary to get the DP compressor to cut in for more pressure and you have no problem getting to 115 or a bit better on mine. I don't know how slow it might be getting to 120 as my dp compressor cuts out at 120. Will try that though and see. Anyway I am hoping not to have to carry a separate compressor. I don't mind if it's a little slower.

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