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Old 02-27-2019, 09:40 AM   #1
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Compressor? Cordless or Not.....

So, multiple part question!

For those with air ride king pings what air compressor do you all carry with you while traveling?

For those with air bags on your truck what air compressor do you all carry with you or do you have in dash compressor control?

For those that worry about keeping tires at right pressure during long hauls what compressor do you carry?

I am looking for a compressor that works for all three situations!
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:04 AM   #2
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I have the TrailAir king pin box I also have air bags on my truck.

First off, I carry two different devices for my trailer. One is a portable air tank that holds 125 psi of air and 5 gallons of air.This I use to inflate the air bag in the kingpin when needed. This way I do not need electrical power to inflate the air bag.

I also have a 165 psi electrical pancake Dewalt air compressor to inflate my trailer tires and portable air tank when I have electrical power at the campground.

For my truck air bags I have an onboard air compressor that adjust the bags air pressure as needed to the required pressure that I set the bags to.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:20 PM   #3
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Viair. Size it based on your use (read: unless you need high pressure, you don’t need to spend as much!).

Product Review: Viair 450P 12v air compressor | Learn To RV
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:22 PM   #4
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I use the VIAIR 400P for my king pin and for inflating car and fifth wheel tires while on the road. Do not have air bags can't comment. Like the compressor size along with it's ability to handle airing 110 tires with no problem.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:16 PM   #5
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If you have a favorite brand of cordless power tools you're already invested in, look and see if they make a compressor that runs off the batteries you already have and go with that one. Since you probably already have several batteries for the tools (I know I have a bunch) you wouldn't have any added expense battery wise and you probably also have an extra charger or two for them.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:35 PM   #6
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I carry a Vlair 88p in my truck at all times for tires and air bag
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:49 PM   #7
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I carry a Ryobi battery powered compressor. it does both high pressure, low volume for tires, and low pressure, high volume for beds, beach toys, etc.

its not expensive and not the fastest, but it works and thats all i really care about.

I like that it uses the Ryobi battery pack, same as my portable radio for the fire, drill for stabilizer jacks and small projects, spot light, fan, and soon a thunder gun for lug nuts.

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Old 02-27-2019, 03:56 PM   #8
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I have a Viair. Note that it connects directly to the battery (TV or RV) with alligator clips...not through a cigarette lighter.

This is minimally adequate to do the jobs you'd ask of it. I use my jumper cables as an extension cord. Clamp one of the clamps (say red) to the jacket on the other cable (e.g. black) to keep the free end from shorting. Then attach to the battery. Next attach the compressor. Works like a charm.

This model has a pressure gauge which is reasonably accurate. This will inflate a tire to 70 or so PSI quite easily.

So for a single solution, this or a better Viair model will do just fine.

Of course, at home I have a real compressor and use it to setup the rig for travel. The Viair is just for tweaking along the way. The beauty of this compressor is that it will winterize my camper with air in just a few minutes. I set the output pressure to 40 PSI (so as to not blow things up) and this has the reserve capacity to do the whole job effortlessly. This thing never leaves the garage. I just run a couple hundred feet of air hose to the place where the camper is parked.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:59 PM   #9
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I carry a 12 Volt Sure Flow air compressor for my air bags and tires on my camper and truck. It is American Made and significantly less expensive than the Viair(which is a VERY good pump too).

Clips to battery in basement of 5er or to truck.

I found it here for less than $150

https://www.tooldiscounter.com/ItemD...gaAi3UEALw_wcB
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:50 PM   #12
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My only need for air is for tires for the truck trailer, and bikes and such. From my Jeep days I have a 12V compressor that I had mounted under the hood that I am contemplating mounting under the hood of the tow vehicle and plumbing to the bumper, maybe with a small tank. I also have one of those little As seen On TV type battery operated ones, which I haven't actually used but it was a gift so I take it along.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:59 PM   #15
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I use a VIAIR 300P. It does all I want/need.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:22 PM   #16
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My wife gave me a pancake 125psi air compressor a few years ago for Christmas and I have two Hondaís but I have never needed air in all the years I have been camping. I have a TrailAir pin box and I normally check it before I start out in the morning, it will normally hold air for a week or more. The tires will normally hold air for the whole camping season
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I have Air Lift bags on my truck with a dash control onboard compressor. I added a coupling to the line , so I can just plug an air hose into the system to air something up. I also carry a cheap harbor freight 12 volt compressor.
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X3 on Viair 450. Since it is 12 volt I power it from my 5th wheel batteries. I use it for the tires, pin box, airing up water toys etc. works great.
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:53 AM   #19
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Will if his Cedar Creek tires are like my tires on my Cedar Creek, the tire pressure is 110 PSI max. This is why I purchased a 165 PSI, 6 gallon pancake air compressor to carry in the trailer. The little 12V air compressors just do not have the capacity to inflate the tires quickly.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:31 AM   #20
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I have three axles on my CC as I have the 2019 Silverback TH. I do have the TrailAir Kingpin which your normal gas station pumps don't have enough pressure to fill when needed (noticed they are set to max air around 70lbs) and need 100lbs for the King Pin.

I have the airbags on my dully and looking to install on board compressor and haven't researched if those have enough power utilize by installing a separate line for filling TrailAir Kingpin.

Thank you everyone for your replies they all help a great deal!!!
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