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kenandterry 05-06-2016 09:01 AM

What air compressor for RV tires?
 
My RV tires have a requirement to inflate to 100psi.

Given the size of the cargo boxes in a Georgetown for carrying space, what model of compressor can best do the job? I would like to be able to inflate/top up tires in a reasonable time. This would be the only requirement for the compressor...NOT for air tools around the house.

Is there a minimum requirement for CFM or gallon size of tanks to consider?

Thanks

Mikegjax 05-06-2016 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by kenandterry (Post 1186820)
My RV tires have a requirement to inflate to 100psi.

Given the size of the cargo boxes in a Georgetown for carrying space, what model of compressor can best do the job? I would like to be able to inflate/top up tires in a reasonable time. This would be the only requirement for the compressor...NOT for air tools around the house.

Is there a minimum requirement for CFM or gallon size of tanks to consider?

Thanks

I just purchased this little compressor for my RV. Max output is 100 PSI. It is small and light so it meets my needs. Might take a while to fill a tire your size, but would be good for topping off.

Add says it is a DC compressor, but it is actually AC. I plug it into one of my outside 110 outlets.

Portables: HDX Air Compressors 2 Gal. Pancake Air Compressor 0210284C

ependydad 05-06-2016 10:08 AM

I have a Viair 450P and use it to top up my 125psi trailer tires (they're commercial trailer tires). I recently had to run a tire up from 108psi and it did it admirably.

It is 12v, which is good for me as I don't travel with a generator or big inverter. The negative for you is that it's powered by 2 alligator clips to clip right onto battery posts. I don't know how that works on motorhomes.

The Viairs are spendy, but fantastic products.

dphorton 05-06-2016 10:17 AM

I use this one. Craftsman 6 Gallon 1.1 HP Oil-Free Pancake Compressor 150 Max PSI with Hose & Accessory Kit. Sold at Sears and is currently one sale. It fits in my Georgetown 328 side Compartment .

RVnut 05-06-2016 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ependydad (Post 1186891)
I have a Viair 450P and use it to top up my 125psi trailer tires (they're commercial trailer tires). I recently had to run a tire up from 108psi and it did it admirably.

It is 12v, which is good for me as I don't travel with a generator or big inverter. The negative for you is that it's powered by 2 alligator clips to clip right onto battery posts. I don't know how that works on motorhomes.

The Viairs are spendy, but fantastic products.

We have one to and yes they are spendy but work great on our 22.5 MH tires and we were at a KOA when a car had a very low tire so we helped them out so they could get to a tire shop.. The other nice thing is it comes in a handy bag and does not take much room

Jim34RL 05-06-2016 11:17 AM

I have a Dewalt 165 PSI 6 gallon air compressor with 30' of air hose, which works off of 120V 10 amp motor and has a adjustable air regulator. The air flow is rated at 2.6 SCFM at 90 PSI. I store this in the front compartment of my Cedar Creek basement.

ependydad 05-06-2016 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by RVnut (Post 1186932)
We have one to and yes they are spendy but work great on our 22.5 MH tires and we were at a KOA when a car had a very low tire so we helped them out so they could get to a tire shop.. The other nice thing is it comes in a handy bag and does not take much room

Do you mind me asking where/how you get power on a motorhome? Are the batteries easily accessible?

dphorton 05-06-2016 11:41 AM

There is a 120 VAC Outlet in the first Basement Storage Compartment nexty to the Steps on my 328 Georgetown.

clr 05-06-2016 12:14 PM

Many use this type of compressor, of course this unit does require AC to operate but is great to fill up or top off tires prior to departing a campground with services. Sears also sells the same unit but it is red of course.
Porter Cable Product Details for 150 psi, 1.5 gal Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor - Model # CMB15

nomad297 05-06-2016 12:20 PM

I think it would be best if you told us what your source of electricity is.

Bruce


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