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Old 05-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Tire inflation

This may seem a silly question but whats the best way to get air to the tires. All the garages around me that have the 0.25 cent air machines tucked away in the corner, no way I could get a 28bhs backed in close to it, does everyone just use a portable foot or Colemans air bed inflator or is there another way I'm missing.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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While you could do the foot pump thing, it's not going to be a pleasent experience. Here is what I carry in my TV for all my needs. The small tiny units that are under $20.00 bucks just won't hold up and take a few minutes to fill each tire.

http://www.amazon.com/Industries-MV5...&sr=8-15-spell
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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I have one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Viair-40043-VI...6526347&sr=1-5

however you can get a small 110 volt compressor and use it when you are plugged into power.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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I purchased a small compressor from Sears, it cost less than $100.00 and it fits perfectly in my front storage compartment.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
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I use a good old fashioned bike pump on the trailer and truck. Works surprisingly well and this way you can get a true cold pressure instead of driving a few blocks to the pump and heating up the tires.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:06 AM   #6
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I use a small 12 volt air pump that plugs into the outlet on my truck, had to extend the wire a bit so it would reach the tt. It comes in handy on a trip, seems there is always something that needs air. Buy them about anywhere for about 20 bucks, happy camping!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:57 AM   #7
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Besides a standard bike pump, I carry a mini air compressor that I used to keep on my Harley. In a pinch, it works great. I've also picked up a 20' 12V extension cord (with cigarette lighter ends) for reach but I haven't had the occasion to use that yet.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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I went at this with a 12 volt compressor from Amazon (I think about $25). It clips to the valve stem and so far works very well if you start early. It is also noisey but it gets the job done, cheap. My other solution is a 800 watt inverter and a Walmart 120 volt compressor. Both solutions are cheap and effective within their inherent limitations. The inverter is also used to do odd 120 volt jobs while the trailer is in storage.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, some great ideas. Trailer is 2 years old now so I guess I better get on this.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:44 AM   #10
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I use a Powermate 2 gallon compressor that I bought at Menards. It's small, light and does a good job.
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