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Old 02-22-2017, 12:21 AM   #1
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Battery Powered Air Filler for Tires and Air Bags

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I have a Hausfeld 12v air filler that I have used a few times to add a little air. I had to make an 12v extension cord as the power cord was too short to reach the rear tires. Found the cord and plugs really heat up, it's very noisy and slow to fill.
I was reading on another forum and found an 18v One+ battery operated compressor by Ryobi. The post said they carried it at Home Depot and I picked one up for $40. It does require the Ryobi specific batteries which cost another $54 with charger.
Seems to do the job of quickly adding a few pounds of air to the tires and also my Firestone Ride-Rite air bags. Not as loud and doesn't wander like the 12v plugin.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:54 AM   #2
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I have a Hausfeld 12v air filler that I have used a few times to add a little air. I had to make an 12v extension cord as the power cord was too short to reach the rear tires. Found the cord and plugs really heat up, it's very noisy and slow to fill.
I was reading on another forum and found an 18v One+ battery operated compressor by Ryobi. The post said they carried it at Home Depot and I picked one up for $40. It does require the Ryobi specific batteries which cost another $54 with charger.
Seems to do the job of quickly adding a few pounds of air to the tires and also my Firestone Ride-Rite air bags. Not as loud and doesn't wander like the 12v plugin.
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I love RYOBI tools and dragging around the extension cord for my 1.5 gallon air pump is a bit of a pain. Whats nice about my RYOBI battery operated weed wacker is that you can also use it with AC power if the battery dies. Does the RYOBI air pump also have an AC power option? Additionally, I also have a RYOBI battery operated impact wrench and drill that I keep on board the RV that both use 18V One+ batteries.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:12 AM   #3
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NewRVer, I don't think it has a 110v adapter. I also have a few Ryobi tools like the drill and small Sawzall that I use around the house. Small and compact enough to take on trips in the MH.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:55 PM   #4
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NewRVer, I don't think it has a 110v adapter. I also have a few Ryobi tools like the drill and small Sawzall that I use around the house. Small and compact enough to take on trips in the MH.

Yes, they are nice!

Did some checking and as is the case with many portable compressors, these RYOBI units would take forever to fill an RV tire if you had to add more than just couple lbs of pressure even though they technically can fill up to 150 PSI. When I'm getting ready for a trip, I would prefer not to have to take 30 Mins just to top off all the tires and air bags. My current Porter Cable 1.5 gallon unit works just fine but it's AC powered. There are a couple of VAIR 12V models that a usable and one that is a complete kit for RV's that would do the job, they are just a bit pricey.
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My first extended trip in our 3011ds was a round trip Ga to California trip. I got a ViAir 450p tankless compressor. It's a 12 v that connects directly to chassis battery. No problem fully inflating a tire. Not cheap, but great peace of mind!
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I just fill up the old portable air tank before I leave the house and it will usually last, and no batteries to charge or cords, other than the long hose i use. If it needs to be filled again or topped off again, I just do it when we go to town, but that is very seldom.
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Thanks for all the replies. More than one way to skin a cat! I think this Ryobi will work good for me when I have to only add a few pounds of air to the tires and air bags, mostly for on the road. I do have a 10 gallon air compressor at home and use it to top off. My tires don't lose much air, maybe 5 psi over 2 months. The Firestone Ride-rite air bags always seem to lose down to 50psi from 65 psi and holds there. Takes about 2 weeks to drop the 15 psi.
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x2 on the ViAir. Easily handles high pressure. Also used it to blow out the water when I winterized, had plenty of capacity. Then added some anti-freeze.
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Well, let's see what my opinion is in a month???? Going on 2-3 trips in March, should be a good test!
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Thanks for all the replies. More than one way to skin a cat! I think this Ryobi will work good for me when I have to only add a few pounds of air to the tires and air bags, mostly for on the road. I do have a 10 gallon air compressor at home and use it to top off. My tires don't lose much air, maybe 5 psi over 2 months. The Firestone Ride-rite air bags always seem to lose down to 50psi from 65 psi and holds there. Takes about 2 weeks to drop the 15 psi.
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That has pretty much been my experience as well with RV air pressure although my air bags seem to hold air a bit better than yours. I have a todo task this spring to check out the airbags for any minor air leaks and also to adjust the valve placement in the storage compartment so that its easier to fill. However, since I have a bunch of RYOBI tools and lawn equipment I was thinking of getting the RYOBI compressor anyway just to have around home and to see how well it works topping off tires. I can then just leave the 1.5 gal compressor in the RV mostly for emergency, high volume and on the road tasks. Let us know how you make out with yours.
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