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Old 03-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #41
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Agreed. None of these are really "portable" in the sense of being able to run off your TV. 12V models are better for that.

Good luck.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #42
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Triguy -I just checked my TV manual and the 110VAC circuit is only rated for 150 Watts - way too low for almost any portable air compressor to run from.

I think I will look into the Porter Cable c1010 model that is spoken about at the beginning of this thread after looking at the specs - it goes up to 135 PSI, is fairly lightweight and stows in a small space.
It doesn't meet all of my expectations for airing tires up on the road when necessary, but I will just have to live with that. At least I won't be stuck at the CG with a low tire and no way to deal with it.

I will just have to use it at the CG before each departure as discussed on my earlier post.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #43
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I know a guy with airbags in his dually. He has the onboard compressor and I think he can inflate tires with that.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #44
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This is the one I use:

Stanley Bostitch :* CAP1516 *-* Trim Air 1.5 Peak HP Oil-Free Contractor Compressor
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #45
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OK but I don't think my state laws will allow me to tow it behind my 5th wheel trailer with these metal wheels....

Hey John.....If one of those axels would pivot it might track better behind that 5er.....Just saying
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #46
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Thanks - looks like a good one. Are you satisfied with it?

I am also looking at the Porter Cable C1010 that was mentioned earlier in this thread. I went to Lowes and they said they had a sale on them and sold out.

I was also told about a tire pressure monitioning system called Tire Minder. It consists of sensors provided by a small battery that screw into each valve stem and a hand held monitor that allows you to check the pressure of each tire. He said he got it at CW and was pleased with it.

Anyone have any experience with this?
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B47, ditto Triguy and Fast Murray, you won't be able to run an aircompressor from the inverters on your truck.

I have blown the circuit (15a) at home when running the shop vac and the aircompressor (Porter Cable 6 gallon pancake) at the same time.

and Yes, if your campsite has electric at the pole, you will have access to run a portable air compressor. Just plan on having a 15 amp extension cord, not the cheaper light weight ones and limit it to 25 feet, shorter is better with extension cords.
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There's another option for portable air to "top off" your tire pressures, at Home Depot and Lowe's you can buy a portable 10 gallon tank for $35. They can be pumped to 150 psi. Comes with a 4 foot hose, weighs only 31 lbs. This would provide ample air to top off your tires before you leave a campsite.
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B47, ditto Triguy and Fast Murray, you won't be able to run an aircompressor from the inverters on your truck.

I have blown the circuit (15a) at home when running the shop vac and the aircompressor (Porter Cable 6 gallon pancake) at the same time.

and Yes, if your campsite has electric at the pole, you will have access to run a portable air compressor. Just plan on having a 15 amp extension cord, not the cheaper light weight ones and limit it to 25 feet, shorter is better with extension cords.
flyrotor - you are correct on the truck inverter.

I am looking at the PC C1010 that was first mentioned in this thread - the specs say it pulls 3.5 amps.

As far as 110VAC available at the pole - stupid me - I forgot that my 5th wheel has 110VAC outlets all over the inside as well as the exterior so as long as I'm plugged in to the pole - I have 110VAC.

Thanks for your input.
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I keep my generator in the truck bed at all times, so if I need AC power I just start it up. Here are a few pictures of the weather proof covering I made for it.
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