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Old 12-28-2020, 03:52 PM   #1
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Portable air compressor/charger

I am looking at buying a portable air compressor and battery starter to bring for tire and battery emergencies.

Does anyone have any recommendations for such a unit?

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Old 12-28-2020, 03:55 PM   #2
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For the emergency starter: Rugged Geek has a great one!
Viair makes a wide variety of compressors.
Happy shopping!
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:31 PM   #3
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how many starting watts are you looking for?
the more watts, the heavier the unit to lug around.
a good one with a 500 watt inverter is about 20#

Amazon $149-1400 watts w/500 watt Inverter

personally, I opted for a good quality 120 volt tire air compressor,
I plug an extension cord into any outlet that's controlled by my inverter and I can check tire pressure even when not plugged into shore power.

it's light-weight, in-expensive and works for the purpose intended.

IMHO...I just don't see a need to carry a heavy "jump starter" when I have 2 house + 1 chassis battery.

Please let us know what you decide.
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Old 12-28-2020, 05:04 PM   #4
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Portable air compressor/charger

What Bob said. Rugged Geek has small and powerful starting batteries that only need to be charged once a year and Viair has a wonderful small RV model air pump that will outlast several vehicles. Itís expensive, but itís a one time purchase. I have both and have ďfield testedĒ them with great results.
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Old 12-28-2020, 06:06 PM   #5
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The RG1000 has 1000 amps of "push"... it'll handle the V-10 easily.
(I also tested it on my V-6 diesel, and it spun it over like crazy! )
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Old 12-28-2020, 06:24 PM   #6
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Posts 219 and 368 in my build thread for a compressor.
Quiet, automatic set and walk away pressure setting, no cord.
I have others.
I prefer the one in the posts.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...n-18996-3.html
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Old 12-28-2020, 06:28 PM   #7
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219 and 369 in my build thread for a compressor.
Quiet, automatic, no cord.
The Ryobi is a great option
Especially if you carry other 18v tools
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:12 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the responses. Stay safe and Happy New year!
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:46 AM   #9
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I carry a small tankless compressor I got at Sears a few years ago. Available now on Amazeon under "Bonaire Craftsman" for $60. Used it last to top off the tires on a friend's Windsport. Best thing is that it doesn't take much storage space. It's an AC unit, so i don't have to connect to a battery. The coach has a generator and I carry enough cord to reach all the tires.
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