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Old 04-07-2016, 07:46 AM   #1
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Portable Air Compressor

I am looking for a portable air compressor to carry in our 2016 Forester 3011 DS. I prefer one where you do not screw the fitting onto the tire valve and AIR RITE valves. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated on what others have for their RVs and how well the compressor you have works. Thank you
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:54 AM   #2
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I carry a small "pancake" type compressor with a yellow coiled hose. It's served me well over the past four years - https://goo.gl/EWDZTB
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:02 AM   #3
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I did a video on what I have (VIAIR 300).

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Old 04-07-2016, 09:15 AM   #4
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Another vote for the Viair. I have the 450P because I have 10 tires and my trailer tires are put up to 125psi.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:59 AM   #5
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I did a video on what I have (VIAIR 300).

I see I can get this for $149 on amazon. Feeling pretty silly since I bought a small 110v air compressor for $100 while I was in florida and it's useless to me on the road.
I bought it to blow the water lines out on my trailer for when we left our stop at Valdosta GA on the way back. Well my camper shell lock froze up and I couldn't get to it, so that didn't happen. I just drained it and prayed.
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I had a 12 volt pump little smaller than the ones in the video and took about 5 minutes to raise the tire pressure 10 lbs. I purchase a small 110 volt compressor with two smaller storage tanks that works 10 times better then the 12 volt one. I normally fill my tires at home or at a camp site so the 110 with a 25 foot extension cord was the easiest option. If I need to use on the road I have a 1000 watt inverter that runs my fridge and I can plug into i and 110 when on the road and fill a tire if I need to.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:58 PM   #7
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I had a 12 volt pump little smaller than the ones in the video and took about 5 minutes to raise the tire pressure 10 lbs. I purchase a small 110 volt compressor with two smaller storage tanks that works 10 times better then the 12 volt one.
That definitely depends on the 12v one. My Viair doesn't take near that amount of time and I've gone from 115 to 125psi with it before. In fact, I'll be doing that here shortly...
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That definitely depends on the 12v one. My Viair doesn't take near that amount of time and I've gone from 115 to 125psi with it before. In fact, I'll be doing that here shortly...

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Old 04-07-2016, 10:23 PM   #9
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Had two 12 v ones. What a pain. Bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-C...air+compressor.

Makes life much easier. Fits nicely in rear cargo bay. Plug into 120 outlet on the side of the coach. Got a hose long enough to fill all of the tires and air bags.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:31 PM   #10
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yes, a 110 volt compressor with tank will work better, but that means nothing along side the road. 12 volt works anywhere. Better slow fill than no fill.
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