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Old 09-12-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Do you carry an air compressor for your tires?

Hi everyone,

I’m realizing there is sooo much to consider in the RV camping world. (TT world for me) It is very different from the tent camping world I’m coming from. I’ve learned about the mission critical importance of trailer tires, including tire inflation and pressure. It occurred to me I can’t just inflate my tires at the local 7-11 or anywhere like I do with my vehicles. It seems that being self sufficient in tire inflation would be a plus. So do you carry your own air compressors? If not why? What make and model and why? Please excuse me if I missed this thread already.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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Yes , always carry. there are some good 12 volt compressors out there that will do the job . i carry a 120v husky 3 gallon ,1 hp oil filled for much of my needs but also have a 12v just in case . one big enough to pump up a trailer tire
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #3
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #4
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Lots of posts on this. Many carry a compressor. Many use a small pancake from whatever their favorite store is. I went with a Viair 400P, mostly due to its small size and overall capacity - it can fill 100+ PSI tires. Good luck
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #5
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Do you carry an air compressor for your tires?

I do carry a small 12V air compressor, one that will inflate at least the psi (whatever the RV tire pressure) or more is important. Also grab a 12V Extension cord if you feel the plug in your vehicle may be to far for the power to reach.

I had one that would top out at 40psi, and couldnít do more if it tried. Had to upgrade for the Trailer use. And it was only about $40.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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Viair. I use a 12 volt that can run off the batteries. Nothing wrong with a 120 volt as long as you have room and access to power.

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Old 09-12-2018, 08:02 PM   #7
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Yep, I sure do. I gave up using tire pumps a long time ago. You don’t need one of those 80 gallon five-horsepower models though. Any good 12V model will serve well.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #9
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I have a twelve volt for tires. Also to blow out water lines for storage.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:31 PM   #10
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I just installed a viair compressor with a 1 1/2 gallon tank. It is rated at 125 psi. I installed an inline air pressure regulator with a 50 ft air hose put a air chuck in the end of the hose that locks on the end the valve stem all tires on the 5 th wheel and truck inflate to 80 psi. I fire up the compressor check all pressures with tpms. Then attach quick coupler to valve stem one tire at a time and let compressor run until compressor quits cycling and move to next tire. Now Iím not holding and air gauge or chuck Iím able to do something else while the air compressor is doing itís this.
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