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Old 10-20-2016, 06:38 AM   #1
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What are you guys carrying around to air up your tires when traveling?

I don't have a whole lot of room/height in the front storage, so I'm limited to the physical size of anything I put there.

I've tried some of the small air less compressors and they don't cut the mustard. Neither does the Campbell Hausfield inflator that I tried. That thing just hit the garbage can when we got home from the last trip.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:47 AM   #2
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Depends on how high a psi your requirements are...

When I had the 5'er with the air bag in the hitch, I used this one for the light duty stuff. very small and easy to use.

For heavier duty stuff I still have this one and it has been acceptable for all but the large 22.5 tires on the class A. has adjustable psi and accessory kit that I only wanted to add a second extension hose to give me more reach.
but for the 22.5 tires I heard great things about viair and tried this one... was very disappointed, returned it after one try even on the jeep tires !

so I end up going to the truck stops for quick fill ups on the coach.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:40 AM   #3
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Personally , I use gas stations..

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:17 AM   #4
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I have the VIAIR 88P. It has a max of 120 psi. It's quiet and fills fairly quick. It's small and weighs little. Of course for adding large amounts of air I do it at home with a large compressor, but this model of VIAIR does well for top offs. It has alligator clips to attach to a battery. Costs less than $70.

I also purchased an extension hose for further reach. Kinda like the screw on end to attach to valve stem.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:50 AM   #5
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A lot of people use the Porter cable pancake compressor. Good to 150psi, takes up little room. Home depot has them for 129.00. I use a Viair with 10 gal tank mounted under the truck that works great for my 125psi tires. Also run my airbags on the truck and PINBOX from the cab controls. Not cheap though
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:14 AM   #6
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20160926_130854.jpgI put a wire shelf in the front srorage & put the Porter Cable pancake compressor on it with a retractable hose reel in the propane bottle compartment, works great.
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I too tossed the Campbell Hausfield inflator in favor of the one made by Ryobi. Uses the interchangeable batteries with my Ryobi portable drill which always travels with me. Has worked fine for the trailer, truck, and especially bike tires. Requires a little patience plus don't run it for longer than 10 minutes (as the owner's manual states) or it will fail permanently. Yes, I found out the hard way by not fully reading the manual on the first one I bought.

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Old 10-21-2016, 06:32 AM   #10
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Thanks everybody.
I get caught up around here, I will have to start reading on some of these.
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