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Old 05-02-2019, 08:09 AM   #1
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Air compressor

Finding a facility near my home for filling my tires has become a hassle. The equipment is either broken or unreliable and is getting annoyingly expensive. It seems that I need to be walking around feeding quarters or even one place, dollar bills. Driving to the tire store where they do this for free, is just far enough that when I get there, the tires are not cold anymore.
What kind of compressor should I get to do this at home? I drive with 61# cold pressure in each tire.
My previous RV's all had on board compressors, so this is new territory for me.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:12 AM   #2
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Almost any of the small pancake tank compressors will do for that light duty.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:16 AM   #3
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Bought a Porter Cable 125PSI pancake compressor several years ago whwn we wound up living full time in our Fiver between houses. I liked it so much I wound up giving my big compressor to SIL. For under a hu dred dollars on sale at Lowes the PC 150PSI compressor could be darn near ideal for everyrhing except maybe painting a car.
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Do you want to take your compressor with you or do you just want a home compressor? Any 120-150 psi compressor will do the trick and a visit to Harbor Freight or one of the big box stores will satisfy your need.

If you want a compressor that is portable, then you need to look for something that is small and lightweight or 12V compressor like a VIAIR. Happy shopping.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:30 AM   #5
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I carry a Viair RV compressor, https://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-45053-A...s%2C232&sr=8-6, it comes with everything you need to maintain your tires. I actually bought the 400p RV, which is an older version, and have used it for the past 5 years. It is a wonderful little machine and easy to in any storage compartment.
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I carry one of these.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/p...RoCzE8QAvD_BwE
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I have one of these (Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor), and it works just fine keeping up pressures, plus I used it a couple times to refill tires.
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I have the "PORTER-CABLE CMB15 (1.5 Gallon) Oil-Free Fully Shrouded / Hand Carry Compressor Kit with 25' Hose". I think I had to buy the air chuck.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I keep it the back of our toad, never know when I might need to inflate a tire on the MH, the toad, or a bicycle. Also, bought an air nozzle, and used it once to blast off all the road dust from a terribly dusty country road in ND.
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Air Compressors

I have a bunch of Ryobi 18v tools from Home Depot, and carry a P737 small hand held air compressor. It's just $20 if you have the batteries, and rated for 150 psi. It works just fine if you have a couple of minutes. and easily hits 65 psi (I've tested it to 95 psi on my last Class A). You need to have valve extenders that you clamp on to, not just push against.
I also carry one of their 18v hot melt glue guns for hanging stuff on walls or sticking to the counter tops. Works great, and releases without any damage. Also carry the small impact driver for driving screws (and a charger). Less than $100 for all tools & charger.
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I have a bunch of Ryobi 18v tools from Home Depot, and carry a P737 small hand held air compressor. It's just $20 if you have the batteries, and rated for 150 psi. It works just fine if you have a couple of minutes. and easily hits 65 psi (I've tested it to 95 psi on my last Class A). You need to have valve extenders that you clamp on to, not just push against.

I also carry one of their 18v hot melt glue guns for hanging stuff on walls or sticking to the counter tops. Works great, and releases without any damage. Also carry the small impact driver for driving screws (and a charger). Less than $100 for all tools & charger.


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Thanks for your input. I needed a home bound unit. I purchased a Craftsman pancake unit at Lowes. I really was not interested in something to carry on the road. I am getting older and if help is needed while traveling, I plan to call my roadside assistance.
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