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Old 04-17-2019, 06:17 AM   #1
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Maintaining tire pressure

What does everyone use to make sure their tires are properly filled at the campgrounds or storage facilities? At my house I can use my 6 gallon compressor but thatís not something I prefer to bring camping.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:09 AM   #2
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Pick up a 12V compressor that's rated high enough to fill your tires. Carried one for years. Only used it twice maybe.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:36 AM   #3
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Same here. I have one of the Slime 12V compressor that hooks up to the truck battery that I use for the trailer, truck, and my motorcycle when I am camping. Not the fastest, but it does pretty well for its size.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:44 AM   #4
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I picked up one of these:





Haven't needed to use it yet, but it makes 100psi, seems to be OK for what it is. Hopefully I'll never have to find out how good it is!


We carry a generator, so 120VAC shouldn't be a problem (knock on wood).
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:48 AM   #5
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I carry two Hondaís 2,000i generators and a pancake air compressor, 125psi. I normally fill the tires up to the pressure I want to run at and then depend on my TST 507 TPMS. On my truck I sometimes let air out of the rear tires when not pulling to give me a softer ride. I use my 110 air compressor plus it seems my TrailAir keeps losing air. On the road or at the campground I use the pancake air compressor that DW got me for my birthday one year
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:50 AM   #6
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I have a VIAIR 200 PSI continuous duty 12 VDC compressor mounted under my truck. I just plug in at the rear bumper and can air up truck and camper tires. It's been helpful for others that needed air, too.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:34 AM   #7
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I use this jump starter from SAMS. It has a 120 psi compressor. You just set the psi you want and it shuts off when it reaches the setting. Havenít had to use it as a jump starter yet but the compressor has worked great.


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Old 04-18-2019, 06:15 AM   #8
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May sound strange but for the smaller tires, a Byclicle - pump is enaugh,preferably with manometer.
Bycilcles tires also use high pressure .
Its only to fill up the last few psi so dont take that long.
Mine goes up to 160 psi , so would even be enaugh for a 130 psi needed tire.


If you use a compressor with vessel, and you want as less possible water in tire, then first bring it to the highest possible pressure, then humidity is the lowest.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:33 AM   #9
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I was jealous of all the guys getting Viair compressors for Christmas, so I got one too!
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:19 AM   #10
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VIAIR

You canít go wrong with a VIAIR compressor. I have owned a 450P for a few years and have used it innumerable times with no failures except for needing to replace the rubber vibration isolators between the base and the compressor. When I needed these parts, I couldnít find them online, so I called VIAIR to buy a new set of four, but they donít sell them ó they give them! The person I was speaking with at VIAIR said there are many parts that you can find and purchase online, but for the most part, all of those parts are available at no charge from VIAIR if you just give them a call. He said to always call them before spending money on replacement parts because more often than not, VIAIR will send you what you need at no cost.

The VIAR compressor is a great tool with excellent customer service to keep it that way.

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