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Old 06-15-2018, 10:19 PM
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Portable air compressor

Any recommendations for a portable air compressor for airing up tires? I would guess to run off the battery, not the 12v or 110v ports.

Looking to air up tires after going on the beach. Most cheap compressors I have seen or tired are just that, cheap and can barely do the job. I am almost completely sidering a 2000 watt generator and a 110 compressor that can run off it. Spending an hour or more to refill the tires isn't worth my time, I usually don't air down and struggle to keep moving is loose dry sand if it's any sort of an incline.


Any recommendations on what to drop the pressure to when airing down, I have the stock Michelin tires on 20" rims.
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:36 PM
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A good thread on this with good tips and actual experience from folks who know what they are doing:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...1989-f250.html
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:08 AM
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I have the Viair 400-Rv (or 450 can't remember which) runs on 12v and can inflate HP tires easily. I use it to keep truck and RV tires inflated and both can take up to 110 psi. Comes in nice carry bag with very nice inflation gun and wand to reach inside dually tires. This thing will inflate a tire quickly without even working hard. A little pricey but very well built and a quality pump.
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:53 AM
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I carry the VIAIR 450P-RV for the truck & RV. and fully capable of 150PSI Nice little unit, and comes with a storage bag full of accessories. The only difference between the 400 and 450 is the 400 is the duty cycle.
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:53 AM
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I am installing a viair onboard air system this weekend. In the end it’ll always be set up and convienient as possible. Little more time up front to install but each time I need it, it’ll only take a few seconds to use.
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:05 AM
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+1for Viair. I have the 440P. It'll fill up 37's pretty quickly but they have other models too
 
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:12 AM
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I air down the 295/75-20s down to 20 front and 18 rear . We fish Delaware,Assateague , Hatteras and Ocracoke. She will “walk” anywhere. Never use 4 low always 4 high.
 
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Harbor freight has a decent unit that fills quickly, includes integrated gauge in flex hose, and bag. I throw it behind the seat and use it as needed.
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:39 PM
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Does the 400 (or any that size) fit under the rear seat in a Crew Cab? I just got my truck and trying to find a tool set, compressor, straps that I can neatly keep under the seat.
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by xETERNALx View Post
Does the 400 (or any that size) fit under the rear seat in a Crew Cab? I just got my truck and trying to find a tool set, compressor, straps that I can neatly keep under the seat.
I don't think it will fit. Comes in a carry bag with accessories and while it will squish down some I think it is too tall to fit under rear seat. I carry mine in fifth wheel so maybe somebody has been successful in stuffing it under seat in their truck. You might be able to fit it in space behind the seat however.
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:32 PM
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Another vote for the Viair 400P-RV. It has saved my bacon on numerous occasions (especially since the aluminum wheels on my 2017 F350 DRW have begun leaking - and valve stems are on national backorder).
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:52 PM
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IMO.... Do not waste a dime on anything you can plug into 12v. It is a clear sign of a low amp, low output dis
 
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I bought this a few years ago and have installed it in 4 different trucks. Always works great, price is the only downside. https://www.aircompressorsdirect.com...RoCMPwQAvD_BwE
 
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This may be just what you’re looking for. ARB twin compressor with tank in a hard case. It fills up tires fast!
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by CO Wapiti View Post

This may be just what you’re looking for. ARB twin compressor with tank in a hard case. It fills up tires fast!
I second this, ARB twin compressor is the way to go.
 

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