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Old 07-26-2020, 12:54 AM   #1
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Air compressor storage bay

Inspired by some post I saw I set out to set up my air compressor/tool bay.
I decided to do it on the passenger side of our Windsport 35M left of the outside plugs so I wouldn't have to mess with power.

I started out with a harbor freight 100psi compressor and a retractable hose.

I didn't want to make any holes but wanted the compressor and hose to be secure and not bouncing around.

I cut a piece of 3/4 plywood 21.5 inches by 38. I originally cut it at 40 but could not fit the board in.

I also had to cut a piece 8x17 to support the hose case. I screwed the hose case to 2 wedges below some tanks.
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Old 07-26-2020, 12:56 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:52 AM   #3
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That is some inventive work!



I too want to rig one compartment for my "tool shed". Fortunately I'm on air bags so I can plumb an air line to my existing tanks. I also am considering mounting my small drill press, vise, table top belt sander etc. into one of the sliding compartment drawers at some point.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:52 PM   #4
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Most excellent.
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:51 PM   #5
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might i suggest the
Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit



small footprint, works awesome.
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Old 07-29-2020, 11:09 PM   #6
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On another vehicle my compressor is(was. It's in a box now. It's easier for me to carry a scuba tank and my ryobi compressor) mounted under the body onto the frame.
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It's not anywhere near portable and I couldn't set it on the ground, loan it out, or throw it far away if it decided to melt down.
Lots of room under an rv for a mount.

The hose reel is a life changer. It takes a the fight out of using and storing a hose.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:26 AM   #7
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On another vehicle my compressor is(was. It's in a box now. It's easier for me to carry a scuba tank and my ryobi compressor) mounted under the body onto the frame.
But
It's not anywhere near portable and I couldn't set it on the ground, loan it out, or throw it far away if it decided to melt down.
Lots of room under an rv for a mount.

The hose reel is a life changer. It takes a the fight out of using and storing a hose.


I actually screwed down the compresor. Itís a 50ft hose so I figured that I donít need to take the compressor anywhere.
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:04 PM   #8
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Nice work OP, very professional
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:20 PM   #9
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Update on this: after the first shakedown trip this was extremely handy! However, this particular compressor is very under powered for the job of pumping tires to 80+ lbs.

I will be upgrading the compressor to a 200psi model and Iíll post details later
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Old 09-06-2020, 06:31 PM   #10
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Update on this: after the first shakedown trip this was extremely handy! However, this particular compressor is very under powered for the job of pumping tires to 80+ lbs.

I will be upgrading the compressor to a 200psi model and Iíll post details later


Consider the Viair RV model. Expensive but small, light and easily handles 100lb plus tires.
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Old 09-07-2020, 01:44 PM   #11
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I use a 150 psi compressor I bought from Home Depot. I inflate my tires to 90 psi. The compressor starts up when the pressure drops to 120 psi.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:54 AM   #12
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Consider the Viair RV model. Expensive but small, light and easily handles 100lb plus tires.
Thank you, I'll look for that
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