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Old 09-19-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Portable air compressor

Looking for advice on an air compressor to use on my RV and truck. I have looked at the Craftsman 3 gallon 135 psi portable unit. I even did a live chat with a representative from Sears and was told that this unit wouldn't work. The representative recommend a 7 gallon unit much bigger and more expensive that had a description nearly identical to that of the 3 gallon. She ended the chat and I never got to ask my questions. I had also looked at a Porter Cable one but was told that the 150 psi unit would barely inflate a tire requiring 60 psi. Am I missing something here? Is there a hidden secret to this that I am unaware of? My fifth wheel tires require a 100 psi. What do I need to get to inflate them?
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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Evidently the lady didn't know what she was talking about.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
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I carry a small 3 gallon compressor. Works perfectly to top up the tires at home or when camping.


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Old 09-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
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this might be more than you want to spend but I had a truck accessory store hard mount an air compressor under my ford f250 truck.
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I bought a Porter Cable C1010 from Amazon for about $130. It is small and does the job; not really fast but size was important to me.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:42 PM   #6
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I bought a Porter Cable C1010 from Amazon for about $130. It is small and does the job; not really fast but size was important to me.
That's what I brought from Amazon for $99 and free shipping. It's a 135 psi with a 1 gallon tank. It fits perfectly into a small storage compartment and airs up my 80 psi RV tires.

Be aware that it does not come with an air hose or any accessories such as an air chuck.

I'm very satisfied with it.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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I recently bought the Kobalt 1.5-HP 3-Gallon 155-PSI Electric Air Compressor . Does a good job on my 90 PSI tires. Got it at Lowes.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:57 PM   #9
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I have a small pancake air compressor Porter Cable will pump to 250 psi but have set to 150psi only works 120vac so at home or camp ground is only place i can use it. In near future i plan to get a 1500 or 2000 watt inverter in truck then can use any where.


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Old 09-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #10
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I'm using the Porter Cable CMB15 and it works fine for me.

Porter Cable Product Details for 150 psi, 1.5 gal Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor - Model # CMB15

150 psi, 1.5 gal Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor CMB15
The CMB15 includes Kit consists of 25 ft nylon coil hose, 2 tapered nozzles, inflation needle, 1/4" tire chuck, hose adapter, 2 pc high flow inflator/deflator kit and teflon tape.
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