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danford50

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« on: August 22, 2017, 06:41:53 PM »
do you keep a portable air compressor on your motorhome, if so what would you recommend to buy.
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scottydl

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Re: air compressor
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 07:10:46 PM »
Yes I used to, with the "pancake" style being fairly practical for space/weight considerations and PSI requirements.  I had this 3-gallon Harbor Freight model that served me pretty well.  Listed on the website for $54.99 but I think I bought mine for around $40 with sale + coupon.
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Re: air compressor
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 07:28:56 PM »
I carry a compressor just so I won't need one.  If I didn't have one, I am sure I would need it...

Another thing to keep in mind that the pressure capability needs to exceed the need of the tire.  Also, you need a tank large enough
to facilitate filling a tire.    Harbor  Freight has a couple that will should do the trick.

I have one from Lowe's.  It has been discontinued, but the closest unit they have available currently is this one..

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-3-Gallon-Portable-150-PSI-Electric-Hot-Dog-Air-Compressor/1000258241
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Charlie 5320

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Re: air compressor
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 09:53:11 PM »
I bought a Porter Cable at Lowes on sale for $59.00, pancake style and pumps to 150 psi. Works great.

Wow, just looked up the one I bought, now it's $129.00 on sale.
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Re: air compressor
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 07:58:55 AM »
Yes: Crafstman Pancake job, as I recall 6 Gallons. with a 150 PSI (Actualy 160) Rating.. Big and powerful enough to.

1: Operate my Jack (I have a 12 ton air/hydraulic jack) lifting the motor home though it takes like 25 gallons of air (Several tank loads) to do it.

2: Operate my heavy duty air wrenches and tools.. See above re-tankloads

3: Inflate tires

4 Whatever else I need it to do.
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