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Old 03-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #31
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I also have the Porter Cable. Big enough to do the job, small enough to transport. Got it at Lowes on sale last year for $139.00. No regrets
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #32
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Thanks for your input. I just placed an order for the Port-Cable 6 gallon pancake.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #33
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Ok I have read all of these posts regarding portable Air Compressors (AC) and have gained some knowledge, but I will ask for information on which portable AC is best for my situation which is -

I have a 110 VAC outlet in my truck which along with the shore power outlet makes me think that I would never be without power to run the AC - either at the CG or on the road.

I also carry a long extension cord that I think would allow me to bring the AC to any of the tire (s) that would require servicing if I had to air up from the truck while on the road.

Question - if I had to run the AC from the truck outlet and had to use an extension cord, would that blow any fuses?

Question - given all that what is the lightest and best portable AC for my situation?
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #34
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Compressor stays in the truck and I have a couple of air hoses that I connect as required.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #35
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Bought mine at Montgomery Wards so not much help. Wayne
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #36
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So there doesn't seem to be a great amount of favorite AC judgeing from your responses. I am looking at a Sears one and also one from Lowes.

Another question - I said earlier that I could use shore power if I was at the CG. Do most/any CG have 110VAC available at the pedersal? I am somewhat new at this and haven't bothered or needed to look before.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #37
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I have a 110 VAC outlet in my truck which along with the shore power outlet makes me think that I would never be without power to run the AC - either at the CG or on the road.

Question - if I had to run the AC from the truck outlet and had to use an extension cord, would that blow any fuses?
I don't know what the rating on that outlet is but I'd doubt that it'll run an air compressor. That'd take a decent size invertor to get the compressor started.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #38
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fast - good point. I will have to check the outlet rating out along with the electrical draw of the compressor.

I really do not want to get a compressor that is powered from the battery, but I may have to.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #39
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B47, check the car's inverter. I can tell you that the two Porter Cables in this thread need an outlet rated at a minimum of 15amps to run and a 20amp circuit might be required (per the manual). But, the C2002 (6-gallon pancake) I decided on starts the motor with 10amps for an easier start-up and the 1-gallon C1010 starts at a 2.6amp draw if that helps you.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #40
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Triguy - all good points to consider before purchasing an poerable AC.

I am thinking of just buying a small enough portable AC to use at the CG and run it from the RV 110VAC while hooked up to shore power when necessary. I just do not see how anyone could run a portable AC on the road with the exception of a plug in one or a battery hook one and I don't want to do that.

I have a tire service pokicy for flats, etc. but I do not want ti use it if I do not have to. If I get a flat on the road, then I will just have to deal with that = I am just trying to maintain proper tire inflation before each trip. The place where we store the RV has an air compressor that I use before each trip.

I will keep you all informed.
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