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Old 06-12-2019, 08:41 AM   #1
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Air compressor - portable

I am looking for a small portable air compressor to carry in the motor home. I have a pancake style for home use but it is heavier than i want for the mh....i have a couple of small portable compressors but they all have a problem getting up over 60-70 psi and want to get hot in the process. I am hoping somebody knows of a relatively light weight say 10-15 lbs that will get to 90 psi.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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Menards has some lightweight 125 PSI capable compressors.
I've got this one. About 20 lbs.

There are lots of others.


https://www.menards.com/main/tools/a...780477&&ipos=6
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:58 AM   #3
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Bought my 150psi pancake compressor at Harbor Freight a couple years ago. It fits into the cargo bay of my coach and plugs into the available 110V outlet in the storage bay. I bought a 50' rubber hose and fitting at Home Depot to use with my compressor. That 50' hose reaches all my tires with hose to spare! My coach tires require 100psi, so this compressor works great.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:39 AM   #4
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Viair sells a great RV specific kit with everything you need in a handy carrying case. Yes, it's nearly $300 but it's worth every penny.

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Old 06-12-2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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I'm in the same boat. My pancake compressor weighs in at about 30lbs and is pretty bulky. I was at Home Depot today and saw a candidate (on sale for $59), but I don't have any experience with it:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/ANVIL-2G...ancake%7D%3Aqu

Also, this one at Lowes (again no personal experience): https://www.lowes.com/pd/Campbell-Ha...ressor/3533062

I'm sure the Viair is great (it better be for the price) but I'm not spending $300 for something I seldom or may never use.
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I'm in the same boat. My pancake compressor weighs in at about 30lbs and is pretty bulky. I was at Home Depot today and saw a candidate (on sale for $59), but I don't have any experience with it:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/ANVIL-2G...ancake%7D%3Aqu

Also, this one at Lowes (again no personal experience): https://www.lowes.com/pd/Campbell-Ha...ressor/3533062

I'm sure the Viair is great (it better be for the price) but I'm not spending $300 for something I seldom or may never use.
Campbell-Hausfeld stuff is pretty good quality. I have one of their inflators (they call it a compressor, I think) and it's done a good job inflating bike tires and toys for over 10 years. I also use it to blow out the RV lines because it's small and light and fits in the water bay with the door closed and locked. Noisy, but I think they're all noisy.

Agree about the Viair, good reviews generally, but pricey for function.
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Bought my 150psi pancake compressor at Harbor Freight a couple years ago. It fits into the cargo bay of my coach and plugs into the available 110V outlet in the storage bay. I bought a 50' rubber hose and fitting at Home Depot to use with my compressor. That 50' hose reaches all my tires with hose to spare! My coach tires require 100psi, so this compressor works great.
The OP says he has a pancake home, but I throw in my $0.02 and say I have one of these Harbor Freights as well. They are loud, but it works and I carry it because:


1. There is absolutely no where to get 100+ lb air short of truck tire shops. The $.50 air compressor in the local gas stations faint when I approach it with the Motorhome.


2. The little portable air compressors take *forever* to fill even a conventional tire much less the 100lb PSI 22.5 RV tire.
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I have some thing like this with jump starter, 120 V outlet plus usb too. It has a battery in there as well. On a full size rig I would assume it could re-inflate enough but from zero psi it would be a task for a dedicated air compressor. For all around minor uses this thing is very handy.


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Old 06-19-2019, 05:56 PM   #9
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My first Harbor Freight pancake didnít last long before it died. When I bought my RV I bought a newer higher pressure rated pancake and it is noisy and heavy. Just recently harbor freight came out with a new model that is super quiet and goes up to 135 psi. I love it. It is easy to move and more compact much much much more quiet. If you buy air hoses from Harbor Freight buy the gold connectors ones. The gold connectors are much better quality and donít leak. Just my opinion.
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I have the Viair from the video above. It’s great!
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:10 PM   #11
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You have to be careful with the Viair compressors. They make numerous models and pressure ratings and voltages. I started with one and it is very slow and ran very hot in my opinion. I had problems waiting for the slowness of the unit on hot days in the sun while waiting for the tire pressure to come up. Perhaps I brought the wrong model that was not rated for my purpose. I still have it but I would never buy another one. That is my back up unit now. I just think it is very clunky compared to the new Harbor Freight unit . Just my opinion.
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Have to "second" the recommendation for the Viair. This is a purpose built unit that is perfect for RVs. Easily handles the high pressure demands of RV tires, and the continuous duty rating makes it a great choice. Compact, lightweight, and includes everything you need for RVing. Ours easily reaches all tires on the rig and trailer we tow. Before buying this I owned several compressors... hotdog, pancake, cheap-o inflator…. you name it. This purpose built setup is the best solution I have found. As has already been said, it is expensive. And has already been said, it is worth it.
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My first Harbor Freight pancake didnít last long before it died. When I bought my RV I bought a newer higher pressure rated pancake and it is noisy and heavy. Just recently harbor freight came out with a new model that is super quiet and goes up to 135 psi. I love it. It is easy to move and more compact much much much more quiet. If you buy air hoses from Harbor Freight buy the gold connectors ones. The gold connectors are much better quality and donít leak. Just my opinion.
I, too, had a Harbor Freight pancake die and replaced with a Porter Cable. Fortunately, it was still under warranty. If you buy a HF compressor, consider getting the extended warranty, which is something I never do, except for HF power tools.
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I have (am trying to sell it) one of the Central Pneumatic 150 PSI pancakes from Harbor Freight. Bought it on sale for US$99, for filling the Sunstar's 19.5" tires in the driveway. PROS: Did that as well as any gas station compressor, pay or free. Not as quick as the free air ones at the truck stops, which is the only place I can think of where you'll actually get high pressure air. CONS: It's loud and heavy and awkward to move, and it's too big to store in the Navion.

That's when I found and bought the Fini 2 gallon hot dog at Menards. It's noticeably quieter than the Central Pneumatic 150 PSi unit, but it only weighs 20 lbs, and it's more compact and fits in any outside storage compartment on our Navion. It's as powerful as the CM 150 PSI, and it will air up any tire quickly enough and to the max rating of 125 PSI. It's on sale right now at Menards. Comes with a 25' by 1/4" quick connect air hose. Good deal?
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