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Old 11-18-2019, 12:59 PM   #41
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:18 PM   #42
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Last portable compressor you will ever buy. Congrats.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:22 PM   #43
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Thanks NJKris
I've been getting things ready for my retirement, so me and DW can expand our travels
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:57 PM   #44
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Hey, I recognize that picture!
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #45
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Thanks to you, and the other members on here, helped me out in my decision making
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We're glad to help you spend money, lol. If not for this forum, I would have thousands in my wallet!
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:38 PM   #47
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I find myself shoppping more wisely, as I'm approaching my retirement, lol
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:00 PM   #48
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:05 PM   #49
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Great purchase on the Viair. I have a cheaper Viair, and it works well with some tape to hold the handle together.

If someone else needs a cheaper one; I watched this the other day. He found the Harbor Freight to be the best. He has some interesting tests he set up on his channel. https://youtu.be/kTpSgUyyBA8
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Looking at buying this DeWalt DCC020IB air compressor to mainly top off the RV tires if needed. Has anyone ever used this or know how well it works?
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:51 PM   #51
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Looking at buying this DeWalt DCC020IB air compressor to mainly top off the RV tires if needed. Has anyone ever used this or know how well it works?
One item that might be an issue with that compressor, it is not rated for continuous duty. From the user manual; "NOTE: If the pressure rating for the item being inflated is above 100 psi, note that the maximum run time is 10 minutes. Leave to rest for 20 minutes before reusing." Even for lower pressures it might over heat depending on how long you need to run it...
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I do a lot of off-roading. We typically are airing down 35" or larger tires to 8# and then need to air back up when the fun is done. Viair makes some great units that can handle the heavy load and long duty cycle.


Nothing is as good as the old volvo ac compressor converted to air compressor. I added under the hood of 2006 jeep changed serpentine belt and put a 5gal tank under a skid plate. However no new vehicle has the space for that under the hood now days.
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:58 PM   #53
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Looking recommendations for air compressor to top off class c rv and car tires. See that a lot of people have Viair 400 series. What is the difference between 400p and 400p-rv? What are the rv parts? We are hoping not to have to use this much and also wondering if a DeWalt DCC020IB would be sufficient. It is about $100 cheaper.
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The compressor itself is the same. the RV model has two 30ft hoses instead of one and has the long metal fill adapter to get to dual wheels easier, it might have a few other accessories as well.


you can check specs here: https://www.viaircorp.com/
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Also the big difference between the 400 and 450 is duty cycle. the 400 has a 33% duty cycle and the 450 is 100% duty cycle.
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Do you mind sharing a link to the Anderson plugs? I want to install these to the side/front of my camper so I can plug the Viair and my macerator pump in conveniently.


A recent reply to this thread just showed up in my email. I scrolled back through the posts and saw your comment. Sorry, I didnít know you had asked for the information on the Anderson plug. Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/HYCLAT-Batter...dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Also the big difference between the 400 and 450 is duty cycle. the 400 has a 33% duty cycle and the 450 is 100% duty cycle.
Another difference is the 400 flows more air than the 450 and can fill a tire faster...at least until the 400 needs time to cool down.

I did some guesstimates of what I'd likely be filling, and determined the 400 was a better choice for my applications. So far, I never needed to stop to cool down the 400 and enjoy the somewhat faster inflation times.
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A recent reply to this thread just showed up in my email. I scrolled back through the posts and saw your comment. Sorry, I didnít know you had asked for the information on the Anderson plug. Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/HYCLAT-Batter...dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Thanks guys. One of these days, I'll find time to install these Andersen plugs around the different places that I want them!

(And will wire up that sweet modified LevelMate Pro....)
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Thanks guys. One of these days, I'll find time to install these Andersen plugs around the different places that I want them!

(And will wire up that sweet modified LevelMate Pro....)
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