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lizzard2112 01-05-2019 02:09 PM

Air compressor?
 
Again, I did a search 1st, and nothing came back, so I apologize



I was planning on bringing my pancake compressor and tire chuck and air gun with me, is this worth having on board, or just a waste of valuable space??


Thoughts??


Thanks. :)

Bob Denman 01-05-2019 02:18 PM

A lot of folks do carry compressors.
I've never felt the need for one... :o If I end up with a flat tire: I'm calling for someone with "Big Truck", and let them change it for me.
Since the compressor should probably be able to inflate an RV tire with ease: any compressor that you carry, should probably have at least a 125 psi capacity. That usually does make for a pretty large dent in your storage capacity...
But if you're carrying a small one for air mattresses and inflatable cushions: :thumb:

fhenn 01-05-2019 02:27 PM

I carry a Pancake compressor, Has come in handy a few times. All so a clip on air nozzle to clip on the stem, and a good pressure gauge. I all so carry a battery operated impact gun.

lizzard2112 01-05-2019 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhenn (Post 160753)
I carry a Pancake compressor, Has come in handy a few times. All so a clip on air nozzle to clip on the stem, and a good pressure gauge. I all so carry a battery operated impact gun.






I am thinking I would rather have it and not need it, than the reverse, and it isn't very big, and doesn't weigh that much......I do have to go through my tool collection, which is extensive, and put together my must haves.....

16ACE27 01-05-2019 02:31 PM

I installed this compressor from Harborfreight on a shelf in my batter compartment 2 years ago:
https://www.harborfreight.com/12volt...sor-69285.html
https://shop.harborfreight.com/media...mage_20651.jpg

I've used it one time to inflate my DW's Aunt's lawn tractor tire while we were staying in her yard.

lizzard2112 01-05-2019 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfryman (Post 160756)
I installed this compressor from Harborfreight on a shelf in my batter compartment 2 years ago:
https://www.harborfreight.com/12volt...sor-69285.html
https://shop.harborfreight.com/media...mage_20651.jpg

I've used it one time to inflate my DW's Aunt's lawn tractor tire while we were staying in her yard.


That looks like a nice, compact option! Thanks

Bob Denman 01-05-2019 02:56 PM

Ted,
That DOES look like a nice little unit.
What's it's PSI capacity?

(I've got this AC-powered 1255 PSI slug that seems as big as a busted piano. :facepalm:)

thor293 01-05-2019 03:04 PM

I use to carry my tank compressor. Over the years I needed it a couple times. Now I carry a viair compressor it is tankless and takes up little space, actually I carry it in the toad along with a plug kit. that way it is always available for either the car or the coach. I tested filling up my 19.5 tire from zero pressure in the tire. Cant find my post about it but it took about 10 minutes to bring it up to about 100 psi. That may be slow but it is quicker than waiting on a tire service to show up :)
Here is the unit I bought. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
There is a much better unit for rv's and I am thinking I might upgrade
This is the macdaddy unit that the large class A diesel guys use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0141KJTKQ...v_ov_lig_dp_it

thor293 01-05-2019 03:21 PM

Here is a good link to a thread worth reading http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8/...res-13375.html

Beau388 01-05-2019 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard2112 (Post 160740)
I was planning on bringing my pancake compressor and tire chuck and air gun with me, is this worth having on board, or just a waste of valuable space??
Thoughts??
Thanks. :)

Hers what I use. 1.8 cfm@90 psi. Fits under the back bench of the dinette behind the cat box.

https://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/i/spin/10...0&op_sharpen=1

16ACE27 01-05-2019 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 160764)
Ted,
That DOES look like a nice little unit.
What's it's PSI capacity?

(I've got this AC-powered 1255 PSI slug that seems as big as a busted piano. :facepalm:)

https://content.screencast.com/users...01-05_1121.png

bry899 01-05-2019 04:35 PM

I carry a pancake style compressor, mainly for the bicycles, but i have used it for the toad, tow dolly and motorhome

Bob Denman 01-05-2019 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfryman (Post 160785)

Wow! I should have seen this one, before I laid down the cash for mine. :o

Thanks! :thumb:
(Time to start filling out my "Birthday List" :whistling:)

thor293 01-05-2019 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 160797)
Wow! I should have seen this one, before I laid down the cash for mine. :o

Thanks! :thumb:
(Time to start filling out my "Birthday List" :whistling:)

Bob, before you buy the HF model be sure to check this Viair model
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

thor293 01-05-2019 05:50 PM

I found my info on using the Viair 88, I pulled the schrader valve and completely brought down to zero, put valve back in and started filling (19.5" tire) I filled it to 95 psi and it took 13 minutes.

lizzard2112 01-05-2019 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thor293 (Post 160768)
I use to carry my tank compressor. Over the years I needed it a couple times. Now I carry a viair compressor it is tankless and takes up little space, actually I carry it in the toad along with a plug kit. that way it is always available for either the car or the coach. I tested filling up my 19.5 tire from zero pressure in the tire. Cant find my post about it but it took about 10 minutes to bring it up to about 100 psi. That may be slow but it is quicker than waiting on a tire service to show up :)
Here is the unit I bought. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
There is a much better unit for rv's and I am thinking I might upgrade
This is the macdaddy unit that the large class A diesel guys use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0141KJTKQ...v_ov_lig_dp_it


Wow, will def check them out. Thank you!:thumb:

lizzard2112 01-05-2019 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thor293 (Post 160776)
Here is a good link to a thread worth reading http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8/...res-13375.html




Thank you, I wonder why this didn't come up when I searched.....??


:thumb:

thor293 01-05-2019 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard2112 (Post 160841)
Thank you, I wonder why this didn't come up when I searched.....??


:thumb:

Yeah well, dont waste your breath trying to figure it out cause you never will :)

airforceret 01-06-2019 12:04 AM

I've carried my cheap little harbor freight pancake compressor for years. Does bike, RV, UTV, air mattress, and such over the years.

Hikes in Rain 01-06-2019 12:11 AM

This one works fine for us, as long as you're not in a big hurry. (Needs to cool for 20 minutes after running 10). https://smile.amazon.com/Slime-40045...+tire+inflator


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