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Old 05-22-2015, 09:17 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by donniedu View Post
Forget those junk 12V compressors. They can take for ever to raise the trailer, if ever. Instead, go shopping and buy yourself a 150PSI pancake compressor. Bought one on sale at Lowes last year. Was so happy with it, I gave away my big compressor. Easy to carry and store, and as a bonus when fully pressurized will hold the pressure for a week or more.
Not all are junk, however with your compressor if you need it along side the road you will need a inverter or generator.

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Old 05-22-2015, 09:31 AM   #12
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I just use a cheap one. It works fine and I can adjust my air pressure in a few seconds. However, I do carry a spare just in case. I've never used it for my tires as I also carry a small 110 volt compressor that I can use when I'm parked somewhere. If you shop around you can find a adapter that will allow you to use the cigarette lighter type plug on the compressor and plug it into the 7 pin plug on the rear of the truck...Works very well for me. You could also use just a hand tire pump. The airbag on the hitch doesn't take much air.

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Old 05-22-2015, 09:56 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by mcnabbwr View Post
There are a lot of different compressors on the market, just be sure it will handle your tires. This is what I have. It is a great unit but is a little pricey.

VIAIR Corporation - 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor (P/N 40047)
I was to cheap to buy the 400P. I have the 300p and it works just fine for everything
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:15 AM   #14
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If you are also going to be using it for tires also, you may want to consider one of the 110 volt 125 or 150 PSI tank type. The tire pressure on your new 36ckts is 110 PSI.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:14 AM   #15
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I have a Coleman compressor from 1972. It works just fine on 12 and will pump up to 100 psi if needed. Some just work forever,
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:00 PM   #16
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For the pin box, I find it is easiest to use a good quality bike pump.

For tires, I use a 3 gallon Porter Cable(?) pancake compressor - $100 from Home Depot.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:29 PM   #17
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Does anyone topoff their Trail-Air before connecting to the truck? The correct amount of air for mine is 94#.

I'm aware what the Trail-Air manual says about it.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:44 PM   #18
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Top it off till the arrows line up.

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Old 05-29-2015, 08:09 PM   #19
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I service mine to 40 lbs before hooking it up. I added the gauge so I can easily air it unhookedClick image for larger version

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:32 PM   #20
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85 psi before I hook up

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