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Old 01-24-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Airing up TT tires while out on the road

I monitor my tire air pressure with Tire Minders and make sure they always have the correct air pressure. Never needed to add air in my TT tires while out traveling. If your out and need air in your TT tires what do you do? Most if not all gas stations don't have air that's easy to get too with your TT. All the portable air compressors that I've owned and seen plug into your cigarette lighter and will barely reach the tires on the tow vehicle never-less your TT. What portable air compressor do people use that will reach their TT tires?

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Old 01-24-2015, 12:32 PM   #2
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I throw in the basement a pancake compressor or a 10 gal portable tank that is filled before I leave home. But my truck has a compressor for the air bags what will also do in a pinch, so 115v compressor while i have shore elect, 12v truck while on the road, and a crappy 12v cig for whenever, and a fully aired 10 gal tank.

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Old 01-24-2015, 12:50 PM   #3
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You could install a marine 12 volt outlet on each side of the trailer at each wheel well. Then no problem using the portable 12volt compressor.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:05 PM   #4
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I extended my portable air compressor by adding a length of lamp cord and adding a marine 12v socket at the tongue jack area. Covers all tires. Check em every day, or pay the bill.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:05 PM   #5
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This is what I use, plug inverter in the truck with an extension cord to plug the air compressor.

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Old 01-25-2015, 12:20 PM   #6
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I like the 12V models that hook direct to your battery. VIAIR 90P Portable Compressor: Automotive
Walmart has the "88" model shipped to the store for $70.
Between cord length and air hose length it reach all tires. Air hose extension is available also.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:35 PM   #7
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I got a ViAir 400P 12vdc off Amazon , it read as a "used" unit but came in orig box and looked brand new. It fills the tires on truck, trailer with no problem. I made an extension power line from the trailer battery to reach the tires and this is very easy to use as it puts the power switch right at hand when using the compressor.
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:27 PM   #8
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A very inexpensive option to to go to walmart and buy a 12 volt extension cord with a cigatette lighter plug on one end and a female connection on the other.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:08 PM   #9
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We carry a dual tank Campbell Hausfeld 120 volt compressor. Will go to @ 110 psi. It is light and easy to carry. Have tried the 12 volt ones but they seem to take forever.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:29 PM   #10
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I use the Stanley FatMax Professional 1,000 Peak Amp Power Station. Take about 10 minutes to top off 4 tires.

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