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USMC AV8B 04-16-2019 01:34 AM

Air Compressor?
 
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Hey all?
Wondering if You would give your recommendations on a portable compressor for use in maintaining the tires on my coach as well as a couple of Dual Sport motorcycles we will be towing with us.
Looking at a 2 gallon pancake or would one of the smaller 12 volt compressors be sufficient? Will be able to store in the enclosed trailer with the bikes so not a big deal for space but do want and need to keep it small.
Will the pancake type fill my motorhome tires or are they to wimpy? Iíve never owned a small compressor before. Just larger garage type that is to big to haul with us.
Here are the Bikes: Yamaha TW200 and Honda Monkey.

revjeffrey 04-16-2019 02:05 AM

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Welcome to the forum!
#1 California Power Tools. Lightweight Powerful and so quiet you can have a phone conversation 3 inch away from running compressor. Also have a TW!

USMC AV8B 04-16-2019 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by revjeffrey (Post 177550)
Welcome to the forum!
#1 California Power Tools. Lightweight Powerful and so quiet you can have a phone conversation 3 inch away from running compressor. Also have a TW!

Wow! I just checked out a video on this compressor! Impressive! I see Home Depot carries them! Will definitely consider this one.
Thanks RevJeffrey!

Love the TW! Season is just getting started here in Michigan!
Wife will be riding the Monkey! It is a fun little bike and very smooth operating!

revjeffrey 04-16-2019 02:44 AM

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3 people who have seen mine have purchased one the quietness Never gets old. Also the Honda Big Ruckus is very nice ride. Good Luck!

Kickstand 04-16-2019 08:11 AM

Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B68XGC..._yLyTCbBPFJEKA

I have the 400P-RV, but got a refurbished unit for under 200. The over $300 new seems a bit rich, but it does work exceptionally well. The 450P has lower CFM & 100% duty cycle, but I opted for higher CFM and 33% duty of the 400, as refilling tires is always well within 20min.

I got 1/4Ē NPT swivel and a ball chuck, and it makes short work of my weirdly spaced inner dually valve extensions.

Bostitch BTFP72333 Industrial 1/4-Inch Series Swivel Plug with 1/4-Inch NPT Male Thread https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HXD2VV8..._JXyTCbKGVV978

Coilhose Pneumatics CH10 Closed Ball Chuck and Clip, 1/4-Inch FPT https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008PZ7L5O..._D0yTCbHAJ3Q1E

The Gritz Carlton 04-16-2019 01:04 PM

Viair 400P-RV, hands down. I bought the same model and love it. Over 50' of coiled hose and works better than any portable I've ever owned. Small, everything in a nice canvas storage bag, no additional air gauge necessary and very well made. Great addition!

axis earl 04-16-2019 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by USMC AV8B (Post 177547)
Hey all?
Wondering if You would give your recommendations on a portable compressor for use in maintaining the tires on my coach as well as a couple of Dual Sport motorcycles we will be towing with us.
Looking at a 2 gallon pancake or would one of the smaller 12 volt compressors be sufficient? Will be able to store in the enclosed trailer with the bikes so not a big deal for space but do want and need to keep it small.
Will the pancake type fill my motorhome tires or are they to wimpy? Iíve never owned a small compressor before. Just larger garage type that is to big to haul with us.
Here are the Bikes: Yamaha TW200 and Honda Monkey.

https://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-CAP1512-Oil-Free-High-Output-Compressor/dp/B004285RLS/ref=asc_df_B004285RLS/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adpositio n}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt= e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocph y=&hvtargid=pla-4583726541186328&psc=1 I had to make the same decision. I got this Bostitch unit that is extremely quiet and a tad bit smaller than the pancake styles. It will top off our 22.5" tires on our RV but the motor runs a bit more obviously. Fits nicely in a basement storage bin.

Hoser123 04-16-2019 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by USMC AV8B (Post 177547)
Hey all?
Wondering if You would give your recommendations on a portable compressor for use in maintaining the tires on my coach as well as a couple of Dual Sport motorcycles we will be towing with us.
Looking at a 2 gallon pancake or would one of the smaller 12 volt compressors be sufficient? Will be able to store in the enclosed trailer with the bikes so not a big deal for space but do want and need to keep it small.
Will the pancake type fill my motorhome tires or are they to wimpy? Iíve never owned a small compressor before. Just larger garage type that is to big to haul with us.
Here are the Bikes: Yamaha TW200 and Honda Monkey.

2018 Thor 37rb class a. I have the two gallon pancake compressor carried on board for my tires. It works great

Bob Denman 04-16-2019 05:44 PM

RevJeffrey,
Do you happen to know what that compressor's maximum air pressure is?
(Knowing that we've got to be able to pump up motorhome tires to 80 psi... or more!)
I've seen some compressors that really struggled to get to whatever their maximum pressures were... :nonono: I like to have a pretty fair amount of "reserve capactiy" in my hip pocket! :coolsmiley:

USMC AV8B 04-16-2019 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 177659)
RevJeffrey,
Do you happen to know what that compressor's maximum air pressure is?
(Knowing that we've got to be able to pump up motorhome tires to 80 psi... or more!)
I've seen some compressors that really struggled to get to whatever their maximum pressures were... :nonono: I like to have a pretty fair amount of "reserve capactiy" in my hip pocket! :coolsmiley:

Looking at it online it states a max output pressure of 120psi.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! All good ones so now to choose which would be the best fit for me!

Nowadays there is so much available it can cause some head scratching.
Remember going to buy a pair of jeans was easy! Nowadays you get overwhelmed with the choices!

Bob Denman 04-16-2019 06:26 PM

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Mr Sunshine 04-16-2019 08:38 PM

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I quit carrying a compressor with a tank some time back. Instead, I have a small but mighty 120v inflator, capable of inflating my Vegas tires to 65 psi from about half that in a few minutes.

No it's not the fastest or quietest, but good enough for me on the rare occasions when I need it. Best of all, it doesn't take much space to store. Under $60 at Sears.

RDC54 04-22-2019 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Sunshine (Post 177682)
I quit carrying a compressor with a tank some time back. Instead, I have a small but mighty 120v inflator, capable of inflating my Vegas tires to 65 psi from about half that in a few minutes.

No it's not the fastest or quietest, but good enough for me on the rare occasions when I need it. Best of all, it doesn't take much space to store. Under $60 at Sears.

Mr Sunshine, do you happen to have a model number on this compressor? Thanks!

Mr Sunshine 04-22-2019 01:02 AM

The one I have is: Sears Item # 02875121000 Model # 75121 Sears.com $59.99 plus tax and shipping or free store pickup.

There is also a 12 volt model, but I have a generator and carry a cord, so it the 120 volt model is much easier to use, for me. Your results may vary!

revjeffrey 04-22-2019 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 177659)
RevJeffrey,
Do you happen to know what that compressor's maximum air pressure is?
(Knowing that we've got to be able to pump up motorhome tires to 80 psi... or more!)
I've seen some compressors that really struggled to get to whatever their maximum pressures were... :nonono: I like to have a pretty fair amount of "reserve capactiy" in my hip pocket! :coolsmiley:

Bob, You will have No issues Quiet and Fast. look up on Amazon Video and specs.


California Air Tools 2010A Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free 1.0 HP 2.0-Gallon Aluminum Tank Air Compressor
by California Air Tools

Pete'sMH 04-22-2019 01:38 AM

X2 on the Viair. Expensive but small and mighty. I wouldnít carry a tank. Too heavy and bulky.

mlhamm 04-27-2019 06:45 PM

I'm with Gritzcarlton. TheViair is great. Connect to the battery and you're ready to go!!!!

Thehobe1 04-27-2019 07:17 PM

56dB air compressor for $102
 
Take a look from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I just bought one!

Metalman 04-27-2019 07:54 PM

I just bought this one. Very quiet. 26 pounds. Seems to work well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1-gall...sor-64687.html

Mhenry4u 04-27-2019 07:59 PM

I have a Windsport 35M, tow a jeep and have a Harley at home along with various other vehicles. Did the research for the motorhome while traveling and the Viair RV unit kept coming up. Not cheap but seemed to be bullet proof. Wanted to be able to have in the jeep when off roading and be able to handle the pressure needed for the motorhome. Bought it in March and have been very impressed. Quality heavy duty accessories that come with it.


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