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Old 09-08-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Tires/Air Compressor

Do most of you have air compressors? Any recommendations on a portable, reasonably priced air compressor?

I can't get pressure in my rear tires. I believe the tires must be higher (need 80 psi) than the service station compressor can handle. I am losing more air than I put in.

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Old 09-08-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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I bought one at Sears for $99 and it has about 160 lbs of pressure,, it is flat and has a tank, works great takes about 1 second per lb. to fill or add air, also bought a straight fill tube for the inside duals Sears has it for $9 well worth it hope this helps you out
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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Thanks jgahlhoff, for the input.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Small Compressor

I bought one from Amazon for about $95.00. It is flat with an air tank and does the job. It isn't fast but size was the most important attribute for me.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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I have this air compressor:
Porter-Cable 3.5 gal. 135 psi Pancake Compressor-PCFP02003 at The Home Depot

And use this air chuck:
NAPA AUTO PARTS

For duallies, make sure you get the one that is straight for the end one so that you can get to your inner duals.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:05 PM   #6
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:38 AM   #7
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I bought a KOBALT 'pancake" compressor from Lowes @ $129. It sometimes goes on sale for closer to $100 and, if not on sale, with a Military discount of 10% it's very competitive price wise. Read the 100's of reviews, you'll be sold just as I was!
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #8
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I have the Slime 2x compressor that runs off coach or truck battery. One tire on my fifth wheel had a bad valve stem and I would lose 40 lbs of air every week or two. The slime compressor fills the tire to 80lbs in under 5 min. I bought mine at Amazon for around $75.00. Very powerful and compact.


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I've been eyeballing this one at Lowes given the small size and extra accessories included. Have seen it as low as $89 on sale. Anyone have one and care to comment?

.3hp/2gallon tank.
Shop Blue Hawk 0.3-HP 2-Gallon 125-PSI Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com
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I have the Slime 2x compressor that runs off coach or truck battery. One tire on my fifth wheel had a bad valve stem and I would lose 40 lbs of air every week or two. The slime compressor fills the tire to 80lbs in under 5 min. I bought mine at Amazon for around $75.00. Very powerful and compact.


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Old 09-20-2014, 09:33 PM   #11
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I have a Porter Cable pancake oiless comp works great 150psi.When I put a 2000 watt inverter in TV will be able to use any where.
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