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Old 05-23-2014, 12:21 PM   #11
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I'm not sure about the model number but I carry a 3gallon, 1HP Craftsman compressor. it airs my tires to 80psi easily and rides in my storage box with all of my other setup junk on the rear of the trailer.


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Old 05-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #12
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already tried the converter with an old battery in the basement. worked like a charm. you're right though about making sure the inverter is sized for the inrush current of the compressor motor.

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Old 05-24-2014, 07:52 AM   #13
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I bought one of these a few years ago and it's served me well. I see it doesn't have great reviews but I haven't read them.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #14
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When we owned our fifth wheel we used a Kobalt 135 psi `1.5 gal compressor that literally gave its life trying to pump up the 110 psi tires on the trailer. When we traded the fifth wheel for our WhiteHawk (and no longer had a generator) I purchased a VIAIR 12v tankless with an output sufficient to inflate the truck and trailer tires. $150 on Amazon, but I have to say it works better than the old Kolbalt (or the Porter Cable compressor I currently have) for tire inflation.
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:49 PM   #15
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I got a small 12V Michelin compressor from Costco works well for pumping up tires but not much good for anything else
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:23 PM   #16
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We have one of the Porter Cable 6 gal compressors and it's fine around the house. But we picked up a Slime compressor while on the road a few years ago. It will blow up a tire in a few minutes as advertised and I always carry it in the F-150 along with a puncture repair kit. I use it all the time to keep the tires properly inflated.

The 12V plug broke after a couple of years and the new one came on a 6 foot cord. So the cord is now about 12 feet long. I was worried about the voltage drop, but the compressor works just fine. I have a 12V socket with alligator clips to hook directly to a battery and can reach the trailer tires when connected to the house battery on the trailer tongue.

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Old 05-26-2014, 05:42 PM   #17
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I carry a 12V 120 PSI compressor much like the Slime models mentioned. Works well on my truck and trailer. If space and weight are a concern and you are only looking for your household then I would go with a pancake as well. I have a porter cable at home that does a good job.

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:13 PM   #18
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I have a Wagan 600 amp battery jumper and air compressor combo. The booklet says it can inflate up to a 16" tire in 5-10 mins (whatever that really means). It also has a USB port for charging cell phones, etc. CW lists it for around $100 but its always on sale on their website. I caught it on sale for $65.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #19
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If you can find a Craftsman 15309 150psi portable compressor don't hesitate and buy it. It is 120 AC, so you need AC power, but it is the best compressor I found for RVing plus basic work around the garage. It is only 20" tall and about 25 lbs. it's rated for 150 psi and actually achieves it.

I say if you can find it because they have replaced it with another model, which I have no experience with. Plus if you can find the 15309 in a store or online I have seen they are being heavily discounted, ~$40 opposed to the regular $119...even at $119 it's a great buy.

We have the same compressor and love it.
Since our "G" Rated Tires take 110 psi, it takes a good compressor to top them off, this unit does the job with no problem.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:10 PM   #20
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And I thought I was the only one who checked the air in my camper tires...

Even the old dryrotted orignal tires on the 1997 (I know...I'm just hoping to get through the summer on them) get aired to the max. I check them before every trip. Right now, I just use one of the portable air tanks I can fill at work and top them off as needed. If you dont have much need for air, that may be the way to go...

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