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Old 08-30-2016, 10:00 PM   #1
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Question Recommendation for air compressor

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We now own a Cherokee Wolf Pup 16BHS and I would like to purchase an air compressor to keep the tires topped off at 50 psi. I'm looking for something that is lightweight and is reasonably priced. I have done some research but there are so many options out there.

I look forward to your recommendations!
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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I used a Black and Decker Air Station for years on three different campers and it worked well. Mine has to be at least 20 years old and still works well. I had to go with a larger compressor on my current RV since I am running load range H tires on it with 110 PSI. By the way the Air Station is rated up to 60 PSI at least my old unit is. Good Luck.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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Look at the Viair lineup. They're a little more money than most others, but the quality is great.


Product Review: Viair 450P 12v air compressor
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:10 AM   #4
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Check eBay for Puma brand compressors. I've used them for years. Their CFM can't be matched in the portable compressor market.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:30 PM   #5
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For 50 PSI tires, the 3 gallon 1/3 HP 100 PSI pancake air compressor at harbor freight is on sale for $39 right now with coupon. It runs on 120 VAC which isn't a problem if you have a generator or in my case, solar, inverter, and almost 700 amps of battery capacity. It used about 400 watts which isn't much.

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I got the 100psi max Harbor Freight 1/3hp compressor to winterize my rig and it works great. can inflate tires or whatever you want too.
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For 50 PSI tires, the 3 gallon 1/3 HP 100 PSI pancake air compressor at harbor freight is on sale for $39 right now with coupon. It runs on 120 VAC which isn't a problem if you have a generator or in my case, solar, inverter, and almost 700 amps of battery capacity. It used about 400 watts which isn't much.

What Skyliner said.

For airing up tires and using to blow out the plumbing during winterizing, you can't beat it for $39.

If you are wanting to do more H/D stuff and much higher pressures, look elsewhere.

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Look at the Viair lineup. They're a little more money than most others, but the quality is great.


Product Review: Viair 450P 12v air compressor
X2 I have the 400P model. Works great, very quiet and automatic. Very durable, too. I accidently ran it over with my truck and it didn't hurt the compressor a bit (I was none too pleased with myself though). Just bent the plate it sits on.

I do recommend that you get a separate hybrid air hose though. The coiled hose that the Viair compressors come with doesn't stretch to 25' and they are a bit of a pain to work with IMO.
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