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Old 01-20-2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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Air compressor

What small air compressor would you recommend for tire maintenance
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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I use a small pancake style compressor. Works well for tires and for blowing out water lines for dry winterization. It fits in my storage compartment so it can travel with me.
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:00 PM   #3
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Where did you buy and what brand thanks
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:32 PM   #4
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I have a small 'hot dog' style - Campbell Hausfeld 110psi max - between 2 and 3 gallon (can't see the label at the moment)...
Picked up at Flea Market in Lexington, KY for $35. They had a variety of sizes/styles at reasonable prices.

What you need depends on use...
  • What is max PSI you need to fill?
    (my RV tires are 82 - so 110 covers it.)
  • How much volume do you need?
    (How fast you want it to fill - I don't expect mine will fill an empty tire quickly - but typically looking to 'top off' - or fill bicycle/scooter tires - or blow out water lines)
  • What space do you have?
    (I chose the 'hot dog' or 'horizontal' style because it fit in an available opening in utility bay... Bolted in place to metal shelf and just connect power and airline when needed. The 'pancake' just didn't fit for me - but would certainly do the job.)

The regulator (I expect most come with one) is necessary if you want to blow out water lines - to not over-pressurize...

This is the configuration of mine - might not be the exact unit:
Campbell Hausfeld 3 Gal. Horizontal Air Compressor-FP209499AV - The Home Depot
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:47 PM   #5
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Where did you buy and what brand thanks
Mine is a Porter Cable and I bought it a Lowes a few years ago. Mine is an older version of this

Shop PORTER-CABLE 0.8-HP 6-Gallon 150-PSI 120-Volt Pancake Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:47 PM   #6
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Hi,
Picked up one of these last weekend, worked very well.... nice quality product but on the expensive side.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:09 PM   #7
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Viair makes some pretty nice (and expensive) RV portable air compressors that work well off 12v and store away easily. I have one that works quite well for topping off, etc. Purchased it from Harbor Freight.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:11 PM   #8
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I do NOT recommend this one
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

I was looking for a small dimension to fit in a particular storage bay that is short in height, and I was trying to be mindful of the weight
But this one just does not have the CFM capacity for the job..... even for bicycle tires. It take a looong time just to fill up the small tank, and it is very LOUD
basically like one of those little 12v tankless inflators you can buy, but with a tiny tank.

Stick with a standard hotdog or pancake, or if you want 12volt I read good things about viair
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