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Old 08-27-2017, 04:59 AM   #1
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Air Compressors

What portable air compressors do you carry.
Which works best?
I am looking to get something for if when traveling, I need to add air to trailer tires, bike tires, etc.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:44 AM   #2
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I bought the Slime compressor from Auto Zone, that was about $65-70 or so. At the time it was their top model.

The couple times I have used the compressor, it seems to work ok. Not super fast, but did the job. Speaking of that, I haven't used it since buying the HD, which was 4yrs ago next week..... Maybe I should check to see if it still works!!! I made an adapter plug so the compressor can be plugged into the 7 way plug on the truck to reach the trailer tires. And now that has me wondering if the compressor will reach the tires on the 32, which is longer.... Looks like I have some "homework" to do!!! Lol

As for the bike, it may be easier to use a floor pump if you have the storage space vs getting the "rig compressor" out and hooking it up, inflating the tire(s), then picking it up and putting it away. Or buy a decent frame mounted pump from a bike store (not a box store) if your bike has a bottle cage mount. Or just store the frame pump in the tt.
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I bought this one cause it has ac/dc power option and bought a 12ft dc extension so that I can use it without shore power.

Kensun AC/DC Swift Performance Portable Air Compressor Tire Inflator with Analog Display for Home (110V) and Car (12V) - 18/20 Litres/Min https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J8Y90XG..._kHROzbVX67RXN

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I bought a Viair a couple years ago and has been working great; the Viair is nice because you screw the hose onto the tire stem. I keep it in an ammo box with a tire repair kit (which I've never had to use, thankfully) and a digital pressure gauge. I always check my tires before I hit the road.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:47 AM   #5
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All of our cordless hand tools are Ryobi so I bought a Ryobi inflator for each trailer and one for our home. I try to check the tire pressure before each trip going & coming.

They're very easy to use, accurate & portable.

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Dual Function Inflator/Deflator (Tool Only)-P731 - The Home Depot

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I've been pleased with the California Air Tools 2010A. Amazon.
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I take a combo air compressor and jump box, so besides airing up the tires I have extra power to bring slides in if my battery's get to low to get them in, or jump the Tow vehicle.


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I bought a Viair a couple years ago and has been working great; the Viair is nice because you screw the hose onto the tire stem. I keep it in an ammo box with a tire repair kit (which I've never had to use, thankfully) and a digital pressure gauge. I always check my tires before I hit the road.
I have that brand as well and I always feel weird about the cord and hose flopping around in my storage compartment. I think I may steal your ammo can idea!
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I have either a 3 or 5 gallon Sears compressor. I had it before I got my trailers. I started carrying it when we went on our 2014 cross country adventure in our old truck and trailer. Since then, I've just kept carrying it. That's one tool that I hope I don't have to use while underway on a trip.

But like 4x4, I'd rather have it and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.
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don't usually get stuff from harbor freight, but this has been a pretty good product.

air compressor, car battery jumper, 12volt, usb chargers, work light.

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-1...sor-62374.html


got it with a %25 off coupon for dirt cheap. figured if it broke no prob. so far we've had it 2 years and no problems.
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I also have the same one from Harbor Freight and it has saved me and others multiple times.
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Looking for a good 12 volt compressor that will work for E rated 80 psi tires. I had a cordless compressor that worked great for small car tires but it burnt itself out attempting to add 4 lbs if pressure.


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Looking for a good 12 volt compressor that will work for E rated 80 psi tires. I had a cordless compressor that worked great for small car tires but it burnt itself out attempting to add 4 lbs if pressure.


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We have a Ryobi One+ inflator that does tires and inflatables and it’s worked great over the past 60 days.



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I bought the Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor. Its a 12 volt - 120 psi compressor. Also bought a 6 ft extension. Works great and will reach all tires on the the truck and trailer.
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I wired in a 750/1500W inverter in the bed of the truck and bought a Harbor Freight "hotdog" 1/3 hp compressor. I carry a 30' hose and am able to reach any tire I have. The inverter is used to power up a small fridge while traveling to campgrounds. My beer is always cold!
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