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Old 02-08-2016, 01:26 PM   #11
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I got a $49.00 pancake compressor from Harbor Freight goes to just over 100 psi and has been great so far but YES you do need a 110 outlet.. but since I have Solar and an inverter no problem.. IF you get a H/F compressor just make sure you read the break in instructions and follow them..
ps it is adjustable so is great for blowing out water lines...
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:53 PM   #12
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So if I want convenience of travel I will have to go with viar if my only source of power is the vehicle?
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:14 PM   #13
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So if I want convenience of travel I will have to go with viar if my only source of power is the vehicle?
Also anyone know the difference between the 400 and their 450 viar models? Is the 450 worth the extra price?
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I have a Ram 2500, and I am new to 3/4 trucks. I see that the tires are supposed to be inflated to 80psi. I went to multiple gas stations where their psi did not even go that high to select. I can only get them filled at the dealer? ...snip
I didn't see if anyone addressed your first question:
I believe most tire stores will check your tire pressures. I've used Discount Tire in a number of states and they've always been very helpful.

Another source is automotive service garages - not gas stations. They may have a hose outside their service area. I used air hoses at several years ago, but I'm not sure how common it is today.
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I didn't see if anyone addressed your first question:
I believe most tire stores will check your tire pressures. I've used Discount Tire in a number of states and they've always been very helpful.

Another source is automotive service garages - not gas stations. They may have a hose outside their service area. I used air hoses at several years ago, but I'm not sure how common it is today.
Thank you. I just found ot odd that the compressors maxed out at like 65psi. I guess most guys that have heavy duty trucks have compressors at home.
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what I use 3 gal. 1/3 HP 100 PSI Oilless Pancake Air Compressor
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:01 PM   #17
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We have a five gallon 125 psi compressor and find that it is totally adequate for inflating the tires on the tow vehicle as well as blowing out the pipes on the FW. It also has a knob that allows me to reduce the pressure. I'm not sure that it makes any difference, unless you were to leave all the faucets closed and thereby build up pressure. I didn't reduce the pressure on my previous FW but after reading some posts on here have done so. My brand of compressor is Campbell Hausfeld and I believe I bought it at Home Depot at least 15 years ago.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:07 PM   #18
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I carry a small 120v tank compressor made for Sears, that will go up to 120psi.

What ever you get just make sure you can adjust the pressure and that it will deliver at least 100 psi just because you get impatient waiting on a lower or small capacity one to get it done.
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Make sure you go by the tire pressures listed on the sticker inside the door or glove box, NOT what is says on the tire.
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Beware of those small 12V compressors that plug into your cigarette lighter or 12V outlet in your TV. (The one from "Slime" comes to mind.) Not only do they take forever to fill your tires, they get VERY HOT! I've burned up 2 of them in a year and a half. I now have a small 120V plug-in model that I plug into either the 120V outlet on the campground pedestal, or into the 120V outlet on the side of my TT. Works for me . . . but secretly, I'd like to pick up a small compressor.
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