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Old 01-25-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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If I forget to check the tire's air pressure I head to a nearby big truck gas station. If you have a 12 volt air compressor that won't reach then this would help


Amazon.com: RoadPro RP-203EC 12V 12' Extension Cord with Cigarette Lighter Plug: Automotive


I use a 12 gal I the garage at home. No it's not real portable. I'm thinking of getting this one for the 5r.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CVXGR0/...I26YMI6DCBQXPH


Good luck in your decision.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:57 PM   #12
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I use a power station too. Mine is a Harbor Freight 4 in 1. Comes in handy if you run your batteries down and need to use the tongue jack or slide.
4-in-1 Jump Starter with Air Compressor
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:47 PM   #13
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I carry a 110v pancake style air compressor 150 psi with a 750 watt inverter in case I have no shore power. Very inexpensive at Harbor Freight!
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:20 AM   #14
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My htt is still on order but for this and other applications I figured I would use my jump box/power station which has jumper cables, trouble light, compressor, cell phone charger, etc. Nice thing is the portability and multi use. I figure I could even use it to power in the slide if I mess up and run my main battery too low. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:34 AM   #15
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My htt is still on order but for this and other applications I figured I would use my jump box/power station which has jumper cables, trouble light, compressor, cell phone charger, etc. Nice thing is the portability and multi use. I figure I could even use it to power in the slide if I mess up and run my main battery too low. Any thoughts on this?
Sounds like a good plan but I wonder about being able to pull in slides
with it. Others with actual experience should comment.
My plan is to not run my batteries too low to operate slides but if
that ever happens I think I can plug in and start my truck to get enough
boost to run the slide in. Also I plan to bring the Honda if we are camping
off the grid.

To agree with the others as far as filling tires-- either go with a cheap
$15 slime 12v compressor from WallyWorld with added 12v extension
cord(s) or use one of the more expensive ones that have internal
battery such as the Harbor Freight one.
Note- if you get the Harbor Freight one I'd advise getting the added
warranty. One reviewer said his battery went bad in 6 months but others
said the HF booster/compressor worked well for them. The battery
is replaceable if it comes to that.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:57 AM   #16
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I usually check the tires at home and fill up with the pancake, but my plan for on the road is that if I ever need to fill up, then stop in a parking lot with plenty of room, unhook the trailer and pull the truck around close to the wheels, then use my little 12V cig lighter compressor to pump them up. When I'm done hook back up and away I go.

I figure there's no need to carry extra stuff just to avoid unhooking.


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Old 01-26-2015, 09:04 AM   #17
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My battery went down at dealership and they used power box to power my electric jacks, so would probably would work for slides too
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:13 AM   #18
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I pull into a Shell Fuel Station. Have yet to see one without Air and Water service available.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:04 AM   #19
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After years of struggling with the slow, noisy cigarette plug-in tire inflators I finally paid a bit more and bought the Viair 88P inflator from Amazon. Wow what a difference. Much faster, much quieter, and it doesn't get so hot it feels like it will melt like the others did. I cannot reccomend it enough. From my batteries in the front locker storage of my 5er it reaches the tires just fine.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:08 PM   #20
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I would need to back in my 5r to air at some of those shell stations. Those air stations are for emergencies. And at $1.00 per it would really need to be an emergency.
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