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Old 09-20-2020, 05:35 AM   #1
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Tire Air Pump - 100 PSI

I am looking for a air pump to take along with me when we travel. Needs to handle 100 PSI for my Air Ride hitch. Any recommendations?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:49 AM   #2
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You could try this. They also have 1/4 duty and heavy duty packages.
https://www.viaircorp.com/oba/oba-medium
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan/Serena. Do you use one? If not, how do you handle tire inflation? Truck stops?

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Old 09-20-2020, 06:12 AM   #4
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It's on my amazon wish list, I would install a T and valve it. One valve to maintain air bags, and one to fill tires. Triple checking for leaks of course. I plan on putting it in truck bed, not the cab of truck.
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:09 AM   #5
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You could try this. They also have 1/4 duty and heavy duty packages.
https://www.viaircorp.com/oba/oba-medium
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They look like nice setups. Thanks, been searching had hadn't found anything that jumped out at me.

This beats brings my Dewalt compressor everywhere!
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:59 AM   #6
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I have a high volume compressor and tank mounted between rear wheel well and tailgate. Use it for the air bags and train horns. Installed a “T” fitting with a female quick fitting. Two lightweight 25’ hoses will reach back to bumper mounted spare. The compressor shuts off at 150 psi and will air the tires very rapidly.

With solenoids on the lines to the air bags I can adjust the air from the drivers seat. Can also adjust the air bags at the back of the truck via a switch mounted on the bed rail. Makes hitching/unhitching easy and quick. I can air up the bags from 0 to 100 psi in about 4 or 5 seconds.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:00 AM   #7
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We carry a Fini portable AC air compressor and a Viair 400 (non on board air). Both are very light and capable of well over 100 psi (150 if I recall). Both have worked great.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:05 AM   #8
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I added a Bostich pancake compressor to the front compartment along with a 65' compact air hose reel. Can run it on the invertor on the side of the road or shore power plugged in.
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I have a high volume compressor and tank mounted between rear wheel well and tailgate. Use it for the air bags and train horns. Installed a T fitting with a female quick fitting. Two lightweight 25 hoses will reach back to bumper mounted spare. The compressor shuts off at 150 psi and will air the tires very rapidly.

With solenoids on the lines to the air bags I can adjust the air from the drivers seat. Can also adjust the air bags at the back of the truck via a switch mounted on the bed rail. Makes hitching/unhitching easy and quick. I can air up the bags from 0 to 100 psi in about 4 or 5 seconds.


This is what Id like to do. With my current setup I have notice complete different handling of the truck and trailer due to differences in air pressure in the bags and/or amount of fuel.
Id really like to be able to adjust pressures while driving.
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This is what Id like to do. With my current setup I have notice complete different handling of the truck and trailer due to differences in air pressure in the bags and/or amount of fuel.
Id really like to be able to adjust pressures while driving.
Its a huge advantage IMO. Driving down to the beach here in DE there are many sections of road that hit that right frequency of spacing to turn the rig into a rodeo ride. Ive found on these roads I can adjust the air bags for the best ride. The convenience was well worth the cost (which isnt ridiculous if you shop around) of the install by me.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:45 AM   #11
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You could try this. They also have 1/4 duty and heavy duty packages.
https://www.viaircorp.com/oba/oba-medium
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We took it a bit further and got the constant use unit with 2.5 gal tank. All hidden bed side panel. I have air chucks front and rear, this will power my impact wrench.

https://www.viaircorp.com/oba-constant
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Just curious what brand of air ride hitch you have that requires 100 psi?
I had the Trail Air Tri Glide that 70 psi was about the max I'd want in it, at 100 psi it would've been like a solid hitch.
I had this air compressor onboard for apply sir needs, it'll pump up to 150 psi.
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All, thanks for your replies. They are very helpful. Based upon your replies, I am going to invest in something along the lines of what Danny recommended. Looks like a $150 "investment" is in my future.


Danny, the 100-psi came from a "preparing to travel" episode of a Youtube channel I follow (I think it is the "Changing Lanes" channel). I have a Lippert Air Ride. It has a decal that indicates the level at which the "piston" should be inflated to in order to have it function properly. Its instruction "booklet" has no mention of a psi level, only that I need to inflate to the decal. The decal is a bit torn up, so was looking for a psi level to target. But based upon your feedback, I think I will spend some time this week fixing the decal to make it useful in managing inflation levels. Thanks for your coaching on this.
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I already have a whisper quiet 150 psi compressor and works very well, problem is it's 120 v, I want something 12 v and the ability to work on the fly.
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I already have a whisper quiet 150 psi compressor and works very well, problem is it's 120 v, I want something 12 v and the ability to work on the fly.
This isnt cheap, but I installed on my truck, air port in back of bed and inside engine compartment. Very handy!

https://www.viaircorp.com/oba-constant
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That's the one on my amazon wish list
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That's the one on my amazon wish list
I installed mine under the bed, the compressor bracket saddle mounted to the frame.

This is the tank bracket that I fabricated.



Tank in place.





Compressor bracket mounted.



Compressor installed.



Air chuck in Bed at tailgate.



Air chuck under hood.

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I installed mine under the bed, the compressor bracket saddle mounted to the frame.

This is the tank bracket that I fabricated.



Tank in place.





Compressor bracket mounted.



Compressor installed.



Air chuck in Bed at tailgate.



Air chuck under hood.

That looks awesome, I'm putting mine in bed due to salt and slush in winter.
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All, thanks for your replies. They are very helpful. Based upon your replies, I am going to invest in something along the lines of what Danny recommended. Looks like a $150 "investment" is in my future.


Danny, the 100-psi came from a "preparing to travel" episode of a Youtube channel I follow (I think it is the "Changing Lanes" channel). I have a Lippert Air Ride. It has a decal that indicates the level at which the "piston" should be inflated to in order to have it function properly. Its instruction "booklet" has no mention of a psi level, only that I need to inflate to the decal. The decal is a bit torn up, so was looking for a psi level to target. But based upon your feedback, I think I will spend some time this week fixing the decal to make it useful in managing inflation levels. Thanks for your coaching on this.
You may need/want to do some experimenting with pressures & rv loads to find the sweet spot before remounting the decal.
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