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Old 02-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Anyone out there carry an air compressor on board, especially for tire pressure maintenance? Any specs? Whose make? Where did you get it? Price? Pics?
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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I may carry my air compressor but unsure of what I may need it for on short trips that I may go on. I do have a 2 gal air compressor that is fairly small. If I loose air in a tire the chances are it's more of a repair then what a air compressor can help with.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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we carry a "pancake" compressor. Prior post is correct....probably wouldn't do much good on the motorhome unless the issue was air pressure fluctuation due to alltitude or cold/hot weather.

We carry it for our toad and morotcycles. We do off-roading and sometimes release air on the Jeep, then need to "air-up" after off-roading.


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Old 02-24-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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We carry a portable Battery Charger and Air Compressor combo. It's good for topping off the tire pressure or filling bicycle tires. We use the battery charger more than the air compressor.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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we carry a "pancake" compressor. Prior post is correct....probably wouldn't do much good on the motorhome unless the issue was air pressure fluctuation due to alltitude or cold/hot weather.

We carry it for our toad and morotcycles. We do off-roading and sometimes release air on the Jeep, then need to "air-up" after off-roading.


Porter-Cable C2002 Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor
Thats the exact same compressor we carry. It comes in handy for adjusting the air bags, ours doesn't have a built in compressor. We also carry one of those battery boost packs. Plus I have a fully stocked 4 drawer tool box for major repairs and a 24 volt cordless impact gun for changing tires.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
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We carry a pancake compressor. Haven't needed it for tires but use it to presseurize 2 fire extinguishers that are filled with water & use as water pistols on the hot days.
I'm going to add air bags soon so will need it for those as I'm not adding an onboard air compressor.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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Ditto pancake compressor. I carry a full range of air tools in addition to the air guage. The air powered grinder comes in very handy to trim Bella's talons.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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Are the pancake compressors strong enough for winterizing blowouts?
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Are the pancake compressors strong enough for winterizing blowouts?
They are shown to have 150 PSI max. I used mine to clear the water lines this winter. I made sure the H2O filter canister was off and the H2O heater anode rod was out when I blew out the lines.

I have added air in the tires on our 378TS...I run approx. 90-95 PSI in the tires.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:13 PM   #10
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My tow vehicle has on-board air with the chuck to hook up a hose - a few years back I added Train Horns to my truck - I went with a Viar 420C compressor and a 5 gallon tank and mounted to the frame and hard wired it and made some provisions to be able to hook a hose for those just in case.
Best Mod I have ever done - am pretty sure you could hard mount one unless you wanted it to be a carry type.
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Are the pancake compressors strong enough for winterizing blowouts?

Sundawg I would recommend a larger air compressor for blowing it out. What you could do is go to a local gas station and bring your own clip on air chuck.

Word of advice. Use your water pressure reducer and place on rv. then plug the RV blow out to that. This way you can put the air compressor as high as you want and dont have to worry about blowing up your lines. RV water lines are only rated at about 45 PSI. I highly recommend getting a water line pressure reducer.

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good advice thanks..never thought of going to a gas station and using their air..
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Not sure a water regulator would work to regulate air.
No worries though as the pancake compressors come with regulators that can dial down the 140psi air to as low as 10 psi. I used mine to paint model aircraft with a badger airbrush.
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That is what the dealership I bought from does. That's what he recommended I didn't even ask. But yes my air tank has a regulator on it too.
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