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Old 10-29-2015, 04:32 PM   #11
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Harbor Freight is great for a lot of tools for the money, but when you get to the compressors and high pressure power washers, READ all the reviews. I was going to purchase an air compressor from them, but after I read the reviews on the model I wanted for the TT, I changed my mind and purchased a SEARS 150PSI, 5Gal model that was on sale for $20 more than the Harbor Freight model. Not all their tools have issues, but that is why I read the reviews.

It works great on the TV and TT tires and they top off pretty fast. I have been using the SEARS model for 2 years now. No complaints. I keep it under the front bed.

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I think I have the same compressor as RoyBraddy, only used it once, to blow up a low tire on son's truck the other day. Seemed to work pretty well. Has a couple of connectors to hook to the battery in the vehicle and then you just go to town. Haven't had to use it so far for the truck, fw or boat.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:48 AM   #13
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A real compressor such as that one is much better than the small tankless 12VDC compressors. I carry one in the RV for airing tires quickly, winterizing the rig, and blowing up those huge water toys. I've used it many times and consider it an important piece of RV equipment.
You are right-on. I believe one of the 12V compressors is OK for trailer owners, but if you tried to inflate a MH tire to 80 or 100 psi you could go and eat a full breakfast while each tire was being inflated. The just do not have the air-flow at high pressure that you need.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:12 AM   #14
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You are right-on. I believe one of the 12V compressors is OK for trailer owners, but if you tried to inflate a MH tire to 80 or 100 psi you could go and eat a full breakfast while each tire was being inflated. The just do not have the air-flow at high pressure that you need.
That's my thoughts exactly. I used my 12VDC compressor for a while before I realized it just wouldn't hack it in the long run. The compressor I carry is only 1.5 gallon so not as big or heavy as the 6 gallon the OP is referring to. The 6 gallon is probably larger than I would prefer to carry. I also need the higher flow to blow up water toys.
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Big ones are [well] big and heavy and are therefore not RV friendly. I've used a 12V tankless one for years to top off a tire or to blow out the water lines. Works great but you're not going to refill a large flat tire. That's why we carry a spare.

Its easy enough to over load the storage space in an RV. Unless it is something that I use regularly and not overly big or heavy, I will leave it at home. If its something that I MIGHT need and it costs less than $50 I just buy it if and when I need it. I eliminated 35lbs from my toolkit using that plan. My 12V compressor is smaller than a cigar box and weighs about 1/2 lb or less.
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Big ones are [well] big and heavy and are therefore not RV friendly.

Its easy enough to over load the storage space in an RV.
You're absolutely right on both counts! I don't like wrestling the bigger and heavier compressor around either but it's the only thing that works for me.

Large class C RVs are notoriously short on CCC. However I've stopped by weigh stations more than once and measured the 4 corners. I can add another 200 lbs front and 600 lbs rear and still be within tire and axle specs. That's with full propane, full gas, and half a tank of water so I have to call it good.
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