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Old 06-28-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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A nail or other road hazard has most likely poked a hole in the tire.
Try splashing soapy water on the tread area.

If you find a leak note it's location in relationship to the valve stem.
"So I pull out my little 12v compressor and bring the tire up to 90 psi. Grabbed a bottle of water and dish soap and could not find a leak anywhere. Buttoned everything back up and off we go."
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:10 PM   #12
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Don't you have road side policy came with coach that would fix it free? Still in first year? Our dealer told us FR covered 12 months and Ford covered 2 years.
We have the one that came with the coach plus a 7 year one that also covers tires. We just kept chugging along and refilling every hour. Maybe If I can't find the leak when we get home, I'll call them.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:45 PM   #13
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I have a Craftsman air compressor from Sears. Works great. Use it at home, and then throw it in the car and take it to the coach when we are going out. Came with a hose and some outlets....not great though. I had to buy some additional pieces. Sears.com
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:40 AM   #14
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Funny...we were just admiring this one in Lowes yesterday...very small and compact but powerful....comes will complte basic accessories and a free staple gun so you can put up all your pictures of the grandkids! Regular $99 but it was $89 in my local store on sale.
I actually went in to look at the Porter Cable one at the same price but it was a bit too big for me.

Shop Blue Hawk 0.3-HP 2-Gallon 125-PSI Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:53 AM   #15
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I've been trying to convince DH we need one of the small "pancake" compressors. Just keep it under the Tonneu cover in the back of Biff.

I've got a small 12V that lives in my Jeep, but I'm not sure it's up to snuff when it comes to RV tires, nor do I think the 12V cigarette lighter cord would be long enough to reach from the truck to the 5er tires.

Gonna strongly suggest that he read this thread tomorrow.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:16 AM   #16
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Funny...we were just admiring this one in Lowes yesterday...very small and compact but powerful....comes will complte basic accessories and a free staple gun so you can put up all your pictures of the grandkids! Regular $99 but it was $89 in my local store on sale.
I actually went in to look at the Porter Cable one at the same price but it was a bit too big for me.

Shop Blue Hawk 0.3-HP 2-Gallon 125-PSI Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
That's a great deal. My 12v does the job, but I'm thinking of going with a permanent one in the basement with a hose long enough to reach the front tires.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:19 AM   #17
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I've been trying to convince DH we need one of the small "pancake" compressors. Just keep it under the Tonneu cover in the back of Biff.

I've got a small 12V that lives in my Jeep, but I'm not sure it's up to snuff when it comes to RV tires, nor do I think the 12V cigarette lighter cord would be long enough to reach from the truck to the 5er tires.

Gonna strongly suggest that he read this thread tomorrow.
That's funny, it's usually the other way around with us. I always have to convince DW when it comes to tools.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:40 PM   #18
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After reading numerous comments from other RVers, I purchased a Sears air compressor a few years ago that has worked very well. Unfortunately it is no longer sold by Sears, however the same model is still available from Porter-Cable, the actual manufacturer.

PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor - Air Compressors - Amazon.com

When shopping for a compressor for inflating RV tires there are some important considerations. First, that the compressor can get to a high enough pressure, as motorhome tires are typically at a much higher pressure than automobile tires. Second, that the compressor has a decent cubic feet per minute flow rate because motorhome tires are much larger than automobile tires. Many small compressors would just be too slow. Finally, with large high pressure tires you need to be several feet away from the tire when inflating it to avoid injury (or death) if something goes wrong. I use a Milton inflator gauge with an additional 10 feet of hose and locking chuck to keep a safe distance from the tire.

http://www.amazon.com/Milton-501-Hi-.../dp/B001O2ZT90
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Found the problem. One of those self tapping sheet metal screws embedded into the rubber. I couldn't see it because the head was totally grinded off. Plugged it with my truck tire repair kit and it's fixed.
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This is our solution - AND it doubles as a jump starter. It is currently on sale at Sam's it also has a big brother a 750 Watt job.

If you have a similar rig, I have a 110V AC Outlet in my truck so I keep it plugged in on the road so it is always fully charged.

Always a good idea to have something like this so you can check the pressure & top off your tires on the TV & rig

Stanley 450 Amp Jump Starter with Compressor - Sam's Club&
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