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Old 10-14-2017, 03:01 PM   #11
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This does the job for me, even on my TV tires....tough little cookie


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Old 10-14-2017, 08:52 PM   #12
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I bought a Porter Cable 150 psi 1 1/2 gallon from Farm & Fleet for $90 and free shipping.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:52 AM   #13
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Whatever brand/type of compressor you buy, pay attention to the CFM rating at the higher pressures. You will find that many of the smaller compressors deliver less than 1 CFM. Look for something like 2.5 to 3.5 CFM.

I carry my 6 gal Bostich pancake (only because I haven't found a smaller one with a high enough CFM rating).

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Old 10-15-2017, 07:28 AM   #14
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This is the one that stays in my fifth wheel.. no problems filling up my 110 psi tires... runs pneumatic tools I carry just fine. Fits in front storage c9mpartment

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABL...ressor/4764588



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Old 10-15-2017, 07:52 AM   #15
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I currently own one compressor. It's a Sears 3 gallon model. It's probably much more than needed for on the road and in camp. But it fits nicely in the basement compartment right next to the convenience center. I keep all of my air hoses and accessories with it.Attachment 14326

I do have some of the 12vdc low pressure, large volume pumps for the air mattresses, tubes, etc., but the compressor is still best for topping off the tubes.
Same here. But that Bostitch sure looks good.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:54 PM   #16
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I have two HF "small" air compressors. One is a 3 gal pancake and one is a 3 gal "hot dog" type. Both are rated at 100 PSI and, as stated above, less than $40 with the coupon (available almost everywhere). I found that they were exceptionally good with my previous LRD (8ply) tires at 65PSI but it is difficult to inflate my current LRE (10ply) tires to 80PSI. Both of those compressors "will make it" to 80PSI eventually, but it's a long wait to get from about 70 to 80. I preferred the pancake style because it has a small storage compartment attached (great place to store the air chuck) and thought it was a good choice for LRC (50PSI) and LRD (65PSI) tires, not so easy to use with LRE (80PSI) or LRF (95PSI) tires and won't work for LRG (110PSI) tires.

Anyway, with the hassles airing up to 80PSI, I bought a FINI 1.2 gal "hot dog" style at Lowe's. It's rated at 135PSI, is faster to air up my tires to 80PSI and much smaller storage space required. It has an attached "lock on air chuck" that allows the compressor to sit beside the tire during use without having to hold the chuck on the valve stem. I keep the compressor, a 25' air hose and all the attachments in a "beach bag" that lays on top of a plastic storage container in my basement area of the fifth wheel. It's smaller, airs 10ply tires faster and stores easier. For me, it was worth the $117 price. I now have two "little HF compressors" sitting on a shelf in the garage. My DW keeps eyeing them with comments like, "When we have a garage sale...." So far I've managed to keep her out of the pole barn when she's "in the garage sale mode"......

Here's the link to the FINI compressor: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fini-1-2-Ga...essor/50385522
And for folks who donít know, Lowes offers a military/veteran 10% discount.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:49 PM   #17
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And for folks who donít know, Lowes offers a military/veteran 10% discount.
Yes, either show your military ID, veteran's ID, DD214 or join the My Lowe's program. It's 10% off all regular priced merchandise, clearance items and special order items. Does not apply to special purchase pricing.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:08 PM   #18
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I like the one that sits under the hood of my Ram to run my Pacbrake. I can air tires, run air nailer, blow water lines, always there.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:01 AM   #19
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This one has worked well -
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