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Old 12-22-2016, 08:30 AM   #15
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To be clear, I principally just want a compressor to periodically air up my coach tires which include the fronts running 125 psi. but on occasion may want to use certain air tools such as a small hand held buffer as I do my own detailing of both autos and the coach.

Thanks for the recommendations thus far.
The compressor I will buy will not be for the purposes of transporting it in or with my coach. I just want to have one in my shop/garage where I store the coach so that I can periodically service my tires and do so in a short amount of time (i.e. CFM).

As someone stated, I don't want to be holding a air hose for 20 minutes/tire trying to bump up my tire pressures.
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Then you don't want the Viair 400P-RV - I sent mine back - barely did my Jeep tires - so I didn't try them on the 22.5 rv tires... I wonder what size tires their little 12v 125 psi does?

And 150 psi rating would be the bare minimum - you will find that most 150 psi rated ones won't get to 125 psi!
I have 3 of them in the garage if you want them - guess I got bad ones
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Thanks for the many responses. After considering the input I purchased a Ingersoll Rand Garage Mate Air Compressor — 2 HP, 5.5 CFM with Max 135 psi from Northern Tool. Now that I purchased one I'm sure to make other use of it than just inflating my tires.

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Thanks for the many responses. After considering the input I purchased a Ingersoll Rand Garage Mate Air Compressor 2 HP, 5.5 CFM with Max 135 psi from Northern Tool. Now that I purchased one I'm sure to make other use of it than just inflating my tires.

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I have a 60 gallon upright that goes to 125psi, but it won't fill my motor home tires. Part of the reason is the hose length needed to reach my coach. You need to run large diameter hose for those big tires.

I have the Porter Cable 150 psi tankless electric compressor that stores in a bay and can inflate my 22.5's at a rate of 1 psi every 15 seconds. My coach is parked alongside my house and when I need air, I just use the portable unit. Between the power cord and air hose, I can reach all 8 tires by just plugging into an outlet in my center bay.

This is really a great compressor. It has a snap on chuck so you don't have to sit there holding it.

https://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-.../dp/B006CVXGR0

This is the one I keep in the coach. The Kobalt mentioned above, .I keep in the house.
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I too have that Porter Cable mentioned above keep it plugged in and stored in a bay works good. Wife found new at Goodwill for $40 can you believe it!


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Thanks for the many responses. After considering the input I purchased a Ingersoll Rand Garage Mate Air Compressor 2 HP, 5.5 CFM with Max 135 psi from Northern Tool. Now that I purchased one I'm sure to make other use of it than just inflating my tires.

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Been looking to replace my 35 year old garage compressor. I hate the direct drive oilless junk most are selling these days. That unit looks like it fits the bill nicely. Do you know if it can wired for 220 volts instead of 115?
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Been looking to replace my 35 year old garage compressor. I hate the direct drive oilless junk most are selling these days. That unit looks like it fits the bill nicely. Do you know if it can wired for 220 volts instead of 115?
No, this particular model is 120 volt.
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I think a pancake compressor minimum 150 psi. Mine is a Dewalt 165 PSI and it works perfectly to get the air pressure you want in those front tires.
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Been looking to replace my 35 year old garage compressor. I hate the direct drive oilless junk most are selling these days. That unit looks like it fits the bill nicely. Do you know if it can wired for 220 volts instead of 115?
Most all the oil lubricated 20-40 gallon 2-3 HP compressors are 120vac only. But there probably are some, but not that I am aware offhand. I have a dedicated 120vac outlet for mine so I don't pop a breaker if the compressor kicks on while already running a saw or similar.

Step up to a 60 gallon, 4-5 HP and then a 240vac requirement.
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Most all the oil lubricated 20-40 gallon 2-3 HP compressors are 120vac only. But there probably are some, but not that I am aware offhand. I have a dedicated 120vac outlet for mine so I don't pop a breaker if the compressor kicks on while already running a saw or similar.

Step up to a 60 gallon, 4-5 HP and then a 240vac requirement.
I'll keep shopping My trusty old 2HP compressor came as 120 volt but had the option to rewire to 220. I found that it ran ok on 110 but starts and runs much better on 220 and my garage is set up for it. Don't need a 60 gallon compressor for what I do. Looks like Northern Tool has another model that is convertable.

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I've been carrying around a Porter Cable pancake compressor for many years and wouldn't be without it. If you look around, you can get them on sale for $99.
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I would guess you might have tires that run 110 lbs. pressure, or more. Try this Porter-Cable 6 Gal. 150 PSI Portable Air Compressor-C2002 - The Home Depot $99 on sale. Be sure whatever you get can have a cut-in higher than the pressure you need to set the tires at.
This one works fine for me...also $99 at Lowes.
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The statements about 2-3 HP 20-40 gallon home air compressors being only "120" Volt are off a bit. My last Sears compressor was a 2HP 20 gallon horizontal one and, the motor on it came from the factory with both a 120 and 220 volt option. I wired it to 220 when I first purchased it, well over 30 years ago.

When it bit the dust back about 7-8 years ago, within hours I purchased a brand new 3HP 30 gallon, 160 PSI Sears unit. That unit is also capable of both 120 or, 240V. Again, it came setup for 120 but, I changed the wiring in the motor for 240V. My son purchased some off brand 2HP 25 gallon horizontal unit and it too was pre-wired for 120. He wanted 220. So, a simple re-arrangement of the wires in the back of the motor and, vuuuuallllla, it's now a 220V.

And, all my home air compressors and his, are all OIL'D compressors, not this OIL-LESS JUNK! While there may be some smaller home units (1.5HP - 2HP) that are 120V only, I'd never buy one for my use.
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