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Old 05-23-2012, 09:28 AM   #43
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Use a portable Sears unit with 150 psi and it really does a nice job on the tires and many other uses.
I have one now!
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #44
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Got the Porter Cable pancake, very handy item.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #45
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I bought a little 12v air compressor from Costco 8 years ago, being an avid off roader I air down my jeep tire and air them back up constantly. Last March I got the coach stuck in sand at Occotillo Wells, CA.

I aired down the tires on the coach to 30 lbs to get it unstuck, which worked very well. Now it was time to air up the tires, using my Bosch pancake 6 gal/150lb comp was taking forever and could not get those last 10lbs in. So I hooked up that little 12v comp to the remaining 5 tires and about 40 minutes later all the tires were back to their normal air pressure. The difference was 12v had a screw on attachment and I could walk away and check it every 5 minutes. Point of story none, other than any air system is better than none.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:38 AM   #46
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jth camper-

I have the answer for your "air chuck" problem-

Go here to this link and order this very special air chuck- It'll be the best $15 bucks you'll ever spend- Guaranteed!!!

A little history- I was getting new tires installed on my old motorhome years ago at a truck shop. When the tech was going around airing the tires he put his chuck on and walked away- I said "how in the heck did you do that?" He showed me this chuck I gave you the link to.
You merely push (or pull) the chuck straight on to the stem, until air is going into the tire AND THEN TILT it ever so slightly- it locks on and works like a charm. To release it, just touch it ever so slightly- it'll "pop" right off. The secret is: it has "fine" internal threads slightly larger than the valve stems it fits over- CLEVER-

I set the output regulator on my Porter Cable 150 psi compressor to my desired pressure, put the air line and this chuck on (with quick disconnect fittings), and go do something else- .

If you have aluminum wheels, click on "Gemplers Master Catalog" link on the above link I gave you. They have a special "Lock on" air chuck for your use.

Good luck, Try not to get stuck anymore- - LOL.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #47
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I just bought one of these http://http://www.blackrocktools.com...or-d55141.html very quick, quiet and reasonably light weight. Now just have to wait for our place to sell so we can order the new coach to fulltime in
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