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[*] posted on 12-21-2017 at 11:52 AM


Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
You are instructed to keep the motor running when using, I assume the same as MF.
John

Good advice! Sort of like "Start your engine before you pull the anchor"

....reminds me of the old bathroom graffitti.. 'here I sit broken hearted,, took two bennies and my truck won't start!''


that doesnt rhyme :!:
the bathroom graffiti rhyme i most remember: here i sit on the pooper, giving birth to another state trooper :lol:




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[*] posted on 12-21-2017 at 12:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by imlost  
Anyone else (besides me) using the Harbor Freight 12Volt 150 PSI Compact Air Compressor? So far, it's been working pretty well for me.


Yes, I had one (actually still have it).
It was the first one I owned that clipped onto the battery directly and was super fast compared to what I had before. It was the price, $50 (in 2006) with a recommendation by Aridologist Neal Johns.

I used it for several years, but the fuse holder/wires got so hot, it melted the fuse (but did not pop it). The large, hard plastic case made it a bit bulky compared to the MV-50.

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[*] posted on 12-21-2017 at 01:27 PM


The Harbor Freight compressor now comes in a nice, petite cloth/canvas carry bag. The only thing I'm concerned about is the longevity of the hose. I had another spiral air hose from HF, and it disintegrated over the course of a few years. Hope this one has been improved.
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[*] posted on 12-21-2017 at 01:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  



Spend $150 to $200, the $50 compressors are pretty junky and most won’t last very long.


You shouldn't troll on serious topics. And if you weren't you are just being ignorant and giving really bad advice.



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[*] posted on 12-21-2017 at 02:38 PM


I have gotten a lot of quality use from my Viair. They make a variety of sizes with different features and flow rates.
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[*] posted on 12-21-2017 at 10:01 PM


I run the Viair Extreme dual 350c compressors with a 2 gallon air tank. I have run this setup since 2005 in my Jeep.



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[*] posted on 12-22-2017 at 12:25 AM


I have a Viair 350C (the "C" is for continuous duty) bolted inside a "fat 50" ammo can. Just enough extra space in the ammo can for the power cord, air hose, tire gauge, and patch/plug kit. Fitted it with a power switch, fuse, and pressure switch/solenoid. Makes it easy to toss in the back of the Jeep or swap between my vehicles. Lots of use over the past 10+ years.

Also have a Viair portable compressor kit in my daily driver, which I have yet to use.

The 4x4 van has ARB onboard air with tank, plus fore and aft air couplings. Rebuilt the ARB compressor twice with a new piston/cylinder kit. Seems that everyone hits me up for air...

I'd recommend a Viair if you are looking for reliability. For my purposes, that is extremely important. Solo, and 30 miles from pavement, tools and equipment must do their job!
For $125, you could get a Viair 300P portable kit.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=viair+port...

A couple tips:
Keep in mind that the ambient temperature affects duty cycle; in the desert summer, airing all 4 tires from 10 to 35 psi, then you want a high % duty cycle or continuous duty.
Leave the engine running. A 12V compressor runs much faster with the extra voltage.
Any 12V compressor that plugs into a cigarette lighter is weak sauce.
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[*] posted on 12-22-2017 at 08:31 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
You are instructed to keep the motor running when using, I assume the same as MF.
John

Good advice! Sort of like "Start your engine before you pull the anchor"

....reminds me of the old bathroom graffitti.. 'here I sit broken hearted,, took two bennies and my truck won't start!''


that doesnt rhyme :!:
the bathroom graffiti rhyme i most remember: here i sit on the pooper, giving birth to another state trooper :lol:


here I sit all broken hearted tried to sh!t but only farted.
here I sit with buns a flexin' giving birth to one more Texan.
here I sit all tired and dirty trying to hide until 3:30.
:?:




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[*] posted on 12-22-2017 at 11:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
You are instructed to keep the motor running when using, I assume the same as MF.
John

Good advice! Sort of like "Start your engine before you pull the anchor"

....reminds me of the old bathroom graffitti.. 'here I sit broken hearted,, took two bennies and my truck won't start!''


that doesnt rhyme :!:
the bathroom graffiti rhyme i most remember: here i sit on the pooper, giving birth to another state trooper :lol:


here I sit all broken hearted tried to sh!t but only farted.
came back again and took a chance tried to fart and sh!t my pants.
here I sit with buns a flexin' giving birth to one more Texan.
here I sit all tired and dirty trying to hide until 3:30.
:?:



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[*] posted on 12-22-2017 at 11:27 AM


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[*] posted on 12-22-2017 at 11:55 AM


In ski resorts in New Mexico in the 80s , you would often see "flexin" made to rhyme with"Texan" with scatalogical implications.

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[*] posted on 1-7-2018 at 09:19 AM


http://www.powertank.com

been using this for 10 years. As with any inflating system they each have their shortcomings. It's fast, powerful and gives you a compressed gas source for other needs.
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[*] posted on 1-7-2018 at 09:33 AM


I use the motor home's AC power for big tires and air bags. An older purchase of an expensive 12 V. compressor, didn't last. This last one, running 115 volts from a Xantrex 2000 W inverter / charger has been working for me for six or eight years. Never gets hot. I carry a cheapie in the towed car, used once in 12 years.
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[*] posted on 1-7-2018 at 06:27 PM
Best? Reliable? Or Economical?


Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
...What are recommendations for a reliable, economical compressor for re-inflating tires?
[Edited on 12-22-2017 by micah202]


Best would be to install a compressor pump to your engine, run by an accessory belt. Like a York AC pump out of an old volvo, pretty popular with the 4WD crowd. I put one in my land cruiser. You could install a small tank somewhere and even run small air tools and air up tires all day.

Edit: It's called a York 210. Videos on youtube. OnBoard Air.

You might scoff, but I used a cheap 12v cigar lighter pump for several years, and it still works to this day. Even airing down 33" tires to 13 psi and using it to air up for highway travel it never let me down. I would air up a couple tires before it would overheat and sieze (if I didn't let it cool down) but it kept working after it cooled. It looked just like this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Biltek-NEW-Portable-Mini-Air-Comp...

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[*] posted on 1-7-2018 at 06:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Gscott  
Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
...What are recommendations for a reliable, economical compressor for re-inflating tires?
[Edited on 12-22-2017 by micah202]


Best would be to install a compressor pump to your engine, run by an accessory belt. Like a York AC pump out of an old volvo, pretty popular with the 4WD crowd. I put one in my land cruiser. You could install a small tank somewhere and even run small air tools and air up tires all day.

You might scoff, but I used a cheap 12v cigar lighter pump for several years, and it still works to this day. Even airing down 33" tires to 13 psi and using it to air up for highway travel it never let me down. I would air up a couple tires before it would overheat and sieze (if I didn't let it cool down) but it kept working after it cooled. It looked just like this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Biltek-NEW-Portable-Mini-Air-Comp...


A tank is way overkill unless you are airing down a ton.

12v cigarette lighter type is just begging for trouble and super slow.

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[*] posted on 1-7-2018 at 07:02 PM


I knew the scoffing crowd would be along immediately.
I think I addressed both issues in my post.

Overkill? Good luck seating a bead with one of those little pumps.



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[*] posted on 1-7-2018 at 07:26 PM


I have had a viair of some type and a small tank hard wired under the bed of my F-350 for 12 years now. Have used it to run a die grinder and an air wrench many times. Can not do that without the tank. Great for changing tires, not just airing up.
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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 08:48 PM


I have used the Oasis Off Road 12v compressor, it's big and heavy and expensive. It is also heavy and noisy and gets really hot. However it is fast and usually wins the mines bigger than yours contest. I really miss the old one from Sams Club but I told the wife we really needed this one.
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[*] posted on 1-10-2018 at 06:49 AM


Economical?

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[*] posted on 1-10-2018 at 09:51 AM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
Economical?

https://www.airhawk.com/?mid=8712547


Go ahead and get one, then let us know how it works out for you.
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