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Old 04-24-2015, 05:09 AM   #1
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Looking to add on board air compressor to my TV

Hi all,

Anyone have any recommendations for a good air compressor/tank setup? I have a 2015 Silverado 2500 long bed. It would have to be a pretty decent one I think to be able to get my tires back up to 80psi in rear and 70 in front.

Looking to bring the trailer out onto the beach this year and I absolutely hate waiting on the long lines to air back up when leaving. Also, it would just be a nice thing to have in case of emergency situations.

Thanks all,

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Old 04-24-2015, 08:47 AM   #2
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I'd like to hear the masses on this one.

I'm thinking of getting something from VIAIR off Amazon. The price is pretty high, and they don't have tanks, but they're 12V (which I would need since I don't haul a genny) and can get all tires up to spec quickly.


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Old 04-24-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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I have the Viair 400P-RV and it works great.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:56 AM   #4
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I just picked up a 12V compressor which is good for RV's, heavy duty trucks, and SUV's from WalMart. The product is under the "SLIME" product name, available in the RV section, for about $80.00. I am using it on my Greyhawk 31DS and it seems to fill the tires to their recommended values just fine, and quick too.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:07 AM   #5
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For about $40.00 I added a pancake compressor from Harbor Freight. It does help that I have a 2000 watt inverter onboard.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:57 PM   #6
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I have a 6 gal Porter Cable pancake compressor (about $100 when I bought it) and use one of my Yamaha generators to power it.

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