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Old 10-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Maintaining Tire Pressure in 75 - 80 psi range.

How do you maintain your tire pressure at 75 psi and above? When we had our PUP and then the 17Z, I carried a hand pump and kept our tire pressure up with it. Now we're in a Greyhawk.

Are there are any portable compressors that you can recommend? Small and light-weight are good - but I don't want to spend an hour filling a tire.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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How do you maintain your tire pressure at 75 psi and above? When we had our PUP and then the 17Z, I carried a hand pump and kept our tire pressure up with it. Now we're in a Greyhawk.

Are there are any portable compressors that you can recommend? Small and light-weight are good - but I don't want to spend an hour filling a tire.

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I would try looking in home depot or lowes would be your best bet
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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I carry this from Amazon. Does all my needs including floats when I need it. Nice little unit.

http://www.amazon.com/Industries-MV5...air+compressor

If not this one, then get one with alligator clips as your plug can get too hot or not handle the amps needed to run it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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I use this and have been very happy.

http://m.craftsman.com/productdetail...sman_productpg

It truly achieves 150 psi and makes quick work of the 80psi in my truck tires. We only pack it on longer trips, it easily stored under the bed.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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I have a similar one from craftsman. It does the job but I don't usually carry it with me. I carry a small one from Walmart that takes up less space and was much cheaper. I started carrying my Honda 2000i for power as they are both ac.

You can get as much compressor as you want to spend, I just want one that works when I turn it on. Since I got all my metal stems tight, I have no had to add air unless there is a drastic temp change.
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I have a small one made by “Slime”, the tire sealant company. It says it will fill a car tire in three minutes. I use it all the time to top of the TV & HTT (50 psi). I installed a 12V outlet in my refrigerator access panel on the backside of the HTT, to power it while on that side of the TT. I use a 12V outlet inside next to the passage door for the curbside tires. I leave it in the TT all the time.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #7
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I have a portable 120 Volt similar to the Craftsman above. The 120 are faster than the 12 volt at filling a tire. I usually check mine before leaving my site. When on the road I just start the genny if I need to add some air, but that is very rare
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I use this and have been very happy.

http://m.craftsman.com/productdetail...sman_productpg

It truly achieves 150 psi and makes quick work of the 80psi in my truck tires. We only pack it on longer trips, it easily stored under the bed.
This is what I have, and it works as advertized!
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I bought one of these at Menards a couiple of years ago. It's small and works well to top of the tires on the trailer & TV.


http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha...65-c-12910.htm
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I have the Craftsman and its slow, but works. You need at least 150lbs of pressure for a motorhome tire and a tank of sufficient volume, or it will take hours to top off and likely burn-out a light compressor.
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I have a small one made by “Slime”, the tire sealant company. It says it will fill a car tire in three minutes. I use it all the time to top of the TV & HTT (50 psi). I installed a 12V outlet in my refrigerator access panel on the backside of the HTT, to power it while on that side of the TT. I use a 12V outlet inside next to the passage door for the curbside tires. I leave it in the TT all the time.
Me too with the Slime. I have it set up to plug into the Travel Trailer battery
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I also have a "Slime". Used it twice in Alaska just to top off the tires. From 55 to 80 in about three minutes. I connect it to the battery and keep the RV running. Small problem but it works and it is not a daily thing. Light and easy to store.
See it here: http://www.amazon.com/Slime-40026-He...ir+compressors
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Checked my Craftsman, only 1 gallon which is why it takes forever to top off tires, even at 150 psi.
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I set the pressure in my tires just before I start traveling in late March, and don't have add any air during our travel season, which ends in October. I never check the pressure with a tire gauge, as I can read the pressure at any time with my PressurePro TPMS. The tires are Michelins LT 225/R16. If you have to add air more often than I do, perhaps you have a slow leak in a tire, or you are causing the air loss by using your tire gauge; regardless, I reccommend a TPMS so you can know your tire pressure while you are driving (when it really matters), and not just when you are stopped.

Since the normal air loss is so slow, there is no need to carry a pump for these occasional air additions, as you can see the need coming and just air up when it's convenient. I do carry a cheap 12 volt air compressor for emergency use. I've only needed it once in 20 years, when a bad valve stem caused a 40 psi air loss. I ran it for a long time, until the tire was over 50 psi, and drove to the closest tire service place at about 50 mph.
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