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Old 11-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
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That would also be perfect for blowing the water out of your lines for winterizing...small sized, plenty of PSI, and not a ton of volume needed. I currently use the compressor mounted under the hood of my Jeep, I just turn the pressure down to 30 PSI. But for $40, I might have to spring for this unit...
I have a 6gal/150psi pancake compressor and it works great for our vehicles and rv tires but cycles pretty quick to keep up, with that said I don't see the 3gal unit doing that task but would be a handy unit or everything smaller.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #22
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That's the unit I keep in the camper...bought it for 35 bucks. Perfect for topping all the tires off before a trip. Yamaha 2400 runs it too.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #23
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I have only been into HF twice, and maybe spent a total of $20 for both trips. I am a "tool guy" but since I am a carpenter by trade and also like to mess with auto repair/modification I just can't bring myself to buy cheap tools since I make my living with them. I would rather by quality tools that last for years, than cheap ones that only last for a couple uses, I have found you truely do get what you pay for with tools.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #24
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i never blow the lines out as the anti freeze i put into the lines displaces the water anyway. maybe it would take less antifreeze to winterize, but i would rather be safe than sorry.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:12 AM   #25
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I have only been into HF twice, and maybe spent a total of $20 for both trips. I am a "tool guy" but since I am a carpenter by trade and also like to mess with auto repair/modification I just can't bring myself to buy cheap tools since I make my living with them. I would rather by quality tools that last for years, than cheap ones that only last for a couple uses, I have found you truely do get what you pay for with tools.
Agreed, in your case it makes complete sense to buy quality. HF sells a bunch of chinese stuff that won't last long under constant use. For some of us that might use a tool once or twice a year it doesn't make sense to spend a lot though. There are still tools I refuse to buy from HF; dies/taps, screwdrivers, drills, etc.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #26
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I have only been into HF twice, and maybe spent a total of $20 for both trips. I am a "tool guy" but since I am a carpenter by trade and also like to mess with auto repair/modification I just can't bring myself to buy cheap tools since I make my living with them. I would rather by quality tools that last for years, than cheap ones that only last for a couple uses, I have found you truely do get what you pay for with tools.
2x that on the tools !! .......... carpenter for 37 years.......
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Agreed, in your case it makes complete sense to buy quality. HF sells a bunch of chinese stuff that won't last long under constant use. For some of us that might use a tool once or twice a year it doesn't make sense to spend a lot though. There are still tools I refuse to buy from HF; dies/taps, screwdrivers, drills, etc.
I think this is how a lot of us feel. If I was an auto mechanic at a dealer, you can be sure I'd have a set of MAC or Snap-On tools in my drawer--better quality and longer lasting. But for us weekend warriors, it doesn't make sense to spend a bunch of dough on a tool you're going to use twice a year. HF makes tools that, while aren't great quality, do perform well enough for most of us. And when they break, I'm not all that upset. Certain tools I won't buy there, but lots that I will.

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i never blow the lines out as the anti freeze i put into the lines displaces the water anyway. maybe it would take less antifreeze to winterize, but i would rather be safe than sorry.
I actually do both--compressed air first to get most of the water out (pre-winterizing, if you will--for the fall when I might be done camping but might be getting out once more,) and then full winterizing with antifreeze.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #28
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While these little compressors are nice, what good are they on the road unless you pack a generator at all times. I carry a nice 12v compressor and made an extension to hook to the trailer battery so I can top up the truck or trailer.
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While these little compressors are nice, what good are they on the road unless you pack a generator at all times. I carry a nice 12v compressor and made an extension to hook to the trailer battery so I can top up the truck or trailer.
X2, bought this one from Lowes for $39.95 and it works great. Set the pressure 1# higher than max on the tires and inflate the trailer tires to that and by the time I get the TPS sensors on the pressure is right on the money.
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2x that on the tools !! .......... carpenter for 37 years.......
I am only in my 14th year, I started right out of tech school at 19. My dad was a GC for over 30 years and so was my grandfather. I guess it runs in the family...

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While these little compressors are nice, what good are they on the road unless you pack a generator at all times. I carry a nice 12v compressor and made an extension to hook to the trailer battery so I can top up the truck or trailer.
That was an added benefit of installing the on-board air compressor and tank onto my truck, I could use it for more than just airing up the bags. I ran an air line to the rear of the truck so I can use the system to air up tires and toys for the kids when camping, and I also carry 2-25' air hoses in the truck so I have more reach.

Even though I can't run air tools, although I may install a second 100% cycle compressor and a 2nd 3gal tank so I could use air tools off the truck, the system has come in very handy!
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