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Old 10-03-2019, 06:08 AM   #21
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IF you can find an oil less compressor that has enough pressure for your tires,, you can use it to help winterize the RV.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:34 PM   #22
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Another vote for the Viair. Compact and does the job. Just get the right model for your requirements.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:29 AM   #23
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At home I have this:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-30...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
It runs effortlessly on a 15 amp circuit. I leave it stored in a corner in my shed. It has great wheels, but I never move it. Instead, I have 3 x 100 foot hoses that can literally reach anywhere on my 1 acre parcel without moving the compressor. And I have a 20' or 25' coiled plastic working hose for the business end of the job.
This compressor makes short work of winterizing my rig. It can deliver 40 PSI all day.

In my truck toolbox I have one of these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Key feature is that it draws from the truck battery, not the cigarette lighter. This unit draws up to 23 amps (compared to the 5 or so available at the cigarette lighter socket). It has a quality pump, not a cheap plastic pump that will melt down and seize under the stresses of filling a big tire.
My extension cord is a set of premium jumper cables...and/or hooking to the RV battery.
There are far better Viairs, but this one is up to the task of filling a tire with 80 PSI with relative ease.

PS. I use an "inflator" for filling toys. They are fast. I hear people trying to fill toys with something like the Viair, and it's an exercise in futility. The Viair is a "pressure" pump. Inflators are "volume" pumps. Mine's a Coleman, bujt here's an example: https://smile.amazon.com/Intex-Quick...sr=1-7-catcorr
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A little off topic here but just a little

Iím looking at the Husky 30 you have to replace my current compressors which are the oil type. Iím reading the online operators manual which states to empty the tank of both air and water each day. Since it takes 10 minutes to fill the tank i see this being a pita every time I want to air something up. Question is do you empty your tank as noted daily?

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Old 10-07-2019, 06:14 PM   #24
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I have the Kobalt from Lowes. It runs on ac and dc. It is very accurate and reasonably priced. Would purchase again.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:15 PM   #25
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With the trailer tires at 65psi, truck tires at 80psi, I am curious to what brands/types of compressors are you guys using?
I am using a Viair 400p. Itís portable, connects to a 12 volt battery, is quiet, and doesnít take long to fill large tires. Itís made for off readers.

My air hose was a bit short (I couldnít reach my FW spare tire), so I found it easier and less expensive to extend the electrical wires then to buy another air hose.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:23 PM   #26
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With the trailer tires at 65psi, truck tires at 80psi, I am curious to what brands/types of compressors are you guys using?
I use a Craftsman 3 gal "hotdog"compressor. If we are not close to land power I turn the generator on to run it.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:16 PM   #27
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I carry a 12v Viair 400P-RVS. It's compact and lightweight. Just connect it to your TV battery. Will easily handle 65psi in the TT tires and 75psi in the TV tires.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:31 PM   #28
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I got a MasterFlow Tsunami MF-1050 over the summer from pepboys eBay store for $50. It fits the in-floor compartment in the back of my truck and does the job just fine. I guess it is a popular compressor a lot of off-road guys like to stick on their vehicles.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:26 PM   #29
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The key to what you need is something that will say it will supply over 100 pounds, I personally have a Porta Cable that will pump up to 135, this provides me all the air I could ever need.

I did read that someone recently had a problem finding a gas station that had an air hose that would fill a tire to 80 pounds, lets just say I had the same problem in Virginia, those money sucking machines will not do past 65, I was fortunate to find an old style gas station that had air available to give me the 80 lbs I needed for my tires.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:29 PM   #30
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Hi, I use a porter pancake compressor 150psi, it fits perfectly in my bay of the motorhome, I have a dolly 65psi tires, motorhome 110psi, it carries perfectly, hope this helps
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:37 PM   #31
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400P Automatic

We are on our second Viair 400P Automatic, after someone decided they needed our compressor more that we did.

This is definitely the only compressor we need for all 7 of our vehicles, including a travel, boat, and enclosed trailer. Hooked up to TV, it can reach the tires on all of them.

Love the turning off when you are not using it (automatic), or moving to the next tire...
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:02 AM   #32
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I have the Viair 450P. Awesome compressor. Found it online for $200. Haven't seen it close to that price since.

Has a much higher duty factor than the 400P for people that have larger tires to fill at high pressure.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:06 AM   #33
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We are on our second Viair 400P Automatic, after someone decided they needed our compressor more that we did.

This is definitely the only compressor we need for all 7 of our vehicles, including a travel, boat, and enclosed trailer. Hooked up to TV, it can reach the tires on all of them.

Love the turning off when you are not using it (automatic), or moving to the next tire...
The higher duty 450P is not better for us as our trailer and TV tires wouldn't need more than 20 minutes (33% duty) to inflate (at a faster rate).
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:55 AM   #34
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Viair, heavy duty 12 volt, portable/powerful. I bought the RV 450 model, pricey, but works great. Viaircorp.com
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:16 PM   #35
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I'm using a VIAIR 400P. $225 on Amazon. A bit pricey but it has a working pressure to 150 psi and a great no-tangle air hose long enough to reach all 4 truck tires and all four TT tires without moving the base unit. The kit includes a very readable dial gauge and a heavy canvas carry bag. The whole kit is small enough that it practically disappears behind the seat in my regular-cab F-150...so it's always available to help me or others. It's 12V so I'm good to go without needing my generator close by. Solidly built so I don't expect to ever have to replace it, but I'd buy one again if replacement was necessary.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:05 PM   #36
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The higher duty 450P is not better for us as our trailer and TV tires wouldn't need more than 20 minutes (33% duty) to inflate (at a faster rate).
Unless you are a motorhome user which there are plenty of on this forum. My brother uses mine for his 39 foot diesel pusher.

I chose the 450P since, where I found it, was actually cheaper then the 400.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:25 PM   #37
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What Kind of Air Compressor?

Does anyone use this? I purchased this on amazon; 150 psi, small, lightweight and portable setup for both DC and AC. Plan to use for TV (80 psi) and 5th wheel tires (65 psi).

TIREWELL 12V Tire Inflator-Heavy Duty Double Cylinders Direct Drive Metal Pump 150PSI, Compressor with Battery Clamp and 5M Extension Air Hose
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:28 PM   #38
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Another vote for Viair, we have the 450P-RV. I made an adapter for my 7 pin plug (female end, wire and some battery terminal bolts) so I can use it without popping the hood. I use it for our 110 psi tires and also for winterizing.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:32 PM   #39
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Another vote for Viair, we have the 450P-RV. I made an adapter for my 7 pin plug (female end, wire and some battery terminal bolts) so I can use it without popping the hood. I use it for our 110 psi tires and also for winterizing.
I am actually going to attach an adapter so it plugs into the trailer 7 pin side instead of the truck. Can get better power that way than from the small wiring of the truck and don't need the truck around. Or just an Anderson connector
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:21 AM   #40
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I have a Sears Craftsman 3 gal hot dog oil-less compressor for home and also use it to blow out the trailer lines for winterization. I also have the 1 gal pancake but its too slow for home and too big for the road. I keep a Viair in the truck, camping or not.
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