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Old 08-17-2016, 01:59 PM   #1
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Tire Inflation - Where/How?

I own a Georgetown XL 377 and I am fairly new to a large Class A. Where can I get my tire pressure checked and inflated if needed ? I do not currently own a air compressor, but I am thinking about it just not sure what type to get. If I did it myself, do i need to lower the jacks to inflate the tires? Thanks
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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Get a good quality digital tire pressure guage. Keep it in the MH.

When on the road, most Flying J stations have air at the fuel pumps.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thanks waiter21. I never thought of a truck stop.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:01 PM   #4
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You'll need a compressor this good (100+PSI) or better.
https://www.amazon.com/Industries-HV...1%7C7152134011
And a truck tire gauge, like this, or better.
https://www.amazon.com/Slime-20165-D...+tire+gauge%22

Always check your tires when they are cold.
I check ours early in the morning before the sun heats any of them.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thanks abjb. Not too expensive either!
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:39 PM   #6
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I carry a Dewalt 120V, 165PSI pancake air compressor in the front basement along with 30' of air hose and air chuck. I also have an air nozzle for cleaning out very tight areas when needed. The air compressor will plug into several 120V outlets on my camper and the hose will reach all four tires and the truck tires if needed.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:56 PM   #7
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gauge

Get a gauge twice the max reading of your inflation setting. For the price I like the accu gage as they are a rated product at a reasonable price ( I dont work for them).
Accu-Gage by G.H. Meiser is a good read...

https://getagauge.com/ has a wide selection.

We use a Viair 450P-RV pump on the road, but we have a beast in the garage at home used for pre flight..
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:23 PM   #8
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Here are a couple more "need to read threads".

A good read on air pressure.
Handling

This is the best bag for the buck DIY you'll ever do to your 377.
Cheap Handling Fix

If you're 377 is new or newish and you haven't had a front end alignment you need one! Forest River will pay, contact your dealer.
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I suggest if you get an air compressor...you get one with a tank...either pancaake or sausage type that will deliver up to 130-150 lbs even though you may not need more than 100 or so...you want to be well within the capability of the pump to meet your needs.
A major side benefit of having a pump that you can use anywhere as you need it...is that you can also use it to simply blow out your water lines and tank to winterize the coach without using antifreeze except in sink/shower and head traps. No mess and no funny taste come spring...and a job you can do in an hour or less. This air fitting is all you need to attach the pump to the water line:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VSB0DE...2JZKAAG4B4JS2P
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I carry a Dewalt 120V, 165PSI pancake air compressor in the front basement along with 30' of air hose and air chuck. I also have an air nozzle for cleaning out very tight areas when needed. The air compressor will plug into several 120V outlets on my camper and the hose will reach all four tires and the truck tires if needed.
Jim,
Ditto on the pancake compressor. Tried one of those small 12v units. Better than nothing, but not much. They are okay for small volumes, but pumping up multiple low tires, or large tires like my TV ( or a class A ), and you could burn it up. Even if you don't fry it, it takes forever.

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