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Old 06-07-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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New toy - viair 450p air compressor

They make a smaller version as well, the 400p. And both sizes come in full rv kits.

I got the regular non rv kit because Amazon didn't have it on prime and I need to leave soon for an 1800 mile trip. I can always run this from my jeep out add the extra hose easily.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:52 AM   #3
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My Berkshire has an air outlet in the generator compartment. I coiled up a 50 ft. air hose there which can do everything for me. An extra air compressor makes for more portability if you feel that you need that..
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My Berkshire has an air outlet in the generator compartment. I coiled up a 50 ft. air hose there which can do everything for me. An extra air compressor makes for more portability if you feel that you need that..
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X2, plus my "Rube Goldberg" device.



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X2, plus my "Rube Goldberg" device.



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i've tried that and didn't have the patience for the cycling nor the noise of the engine running while i'm trying to inflate all 6 tires. my fronts dropped to 80 psi while it was in storage over the winter since last summer. that would've taken me a couple of hours to do it that method... i'm lazier than i'm cheap

for the record, i did not need the "rv" specific kit to air up all 6 tires. the single 50' hose in the non-rv kit reached all my tires. i hooked the compressor to the house battery bank and made sure the hookup cables were all the way out. i then just walked to the furthers tire (passenger front) and the hose went under the front and i still have 3-4 feet of hose with the chuck locked on. the second extended hose would've been easier, but it's not neccessary.
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My Berkshire has an air outlet in the generator compartment. I coiled up a 50 ft. air hose there which can do everything for me. An extra air compressor makes for more portability if you feel that you need that..
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We discussed this at Camp Freightliner this week and while technically you can do this none (not even the folks with the big Newmar's) were having a great deal of success (PSI over 100 & Cycling)

The group consensus was the Viair 40047 400P-RV as the best all-around pump out there - it can inflate to 150PSI and has a 20 min duty cycle before resting--that's a lotta inflating!
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My Berkshire has an air outlet in the generator compartment. I coiled up a 50 ft. air hose there which can do everything for me. An extra air compressor makes for more portability if you feel that you need that..
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Oh no, I need to buy a Berkshire to tow my 5th wheel...

I love my Viair also...
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Oh no, I need to buy a Berkshire to tow my 5th wheel...

I love my Viair also...


BTW you would have to go back to a TT, the Berk can't accommodate a 5er hitch

Unless you wanted to flat-tow a 4x4 P/U...now wouldn't THAT be a interesting, almost 100' long sight!?
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I have used my Viaair to inflate more tires for other helpless RVers than I can count. I have only used it once or twice on my own 5er. It is a quality piece of equipment. Reasonably quiet, powerful and has a long duty cycle.


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