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Sdgood1
09-02-2019, 03:09 PM
How many of you carry a small compressor, and what brand? A lot of the small pancakes are heavy, and most only go 125 psi. Looking for a lite weight solution. :confused:

BiggarView
09-02-2019, 03:53 PM
We have a Porter-Cable CMB-15 Not very heavy and 150 PSI. Not on the road yet but plan on carrying it in the truck bed.

dhuhn
09-02-2019, 04:05 PM
I don’t carry a compressor with a tank but I have a viair 12 volt air compressor runs off batteries it can pump up to 150 psi works great and not that heavy

GAinaMontana
09-02-2019, 04:14 PM
The PC 150psi pancake is light weight and does a good job at a reasonable price. Easily airs up my 110psi G-rated tires. Always leave campground with air tank full in case I need to top off on the road.

rohrmann
09-02-2019, 04:36 PM
I carry a small 120 volt Craftsman compressor that is supposed to make 125 psi, but with luck I can air up the tires to 110 psi. They don't make this one anymore, and if it ever dies, I will look for another compact compressor, hopefully that makes a little more pressure. Haven't had a need for the 12 volt compressors, but would not rule them out.

mhs4771
09-02-2019, 05:15 PM
Porter-Cable Pancake 150 psi.

Texan
09-02-2019, 05:43 PM
Porter Cable 150 psi also. Will air up the g-rated tires to 110 psi without any problem and works very well also for a nail gun. You can get these at HD or Lowe's usually for 99.00

wargoos
09-02-2019, 05:51 PM
Viair purchased at Walmart... Works perfectly. Connects to your truck battery when in use. 150psi....

ICT LPX
09-02-2019, 05:56 PM
I carry the Viair 400P-RV model. Works great! :thumbsup:

Elevguy
09-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Yes a craftsman does 110 psi tires

Mikendebbie
09-02-2019, 06:23 PM
Porter cable 150 pancake

Sdgood1
09-02-2019, 08:03 PM
Thanx everybody heading out for our first long trip in our monty and just trying to be prepared for everything!!

DQDick
09-02-2019, 08:06 PM
Porter-Cable for us also.

timandsusan
09-02-2019, 08:45 PM
Always carried a Craftsman compressor 120VAC. Gave up on the 12 VDC units, very poor capapcity to inflate a tire to even the 80 psi that I needed. YES, Only 80 in my lightweight 2006! Gota Love it!

drsmart
09-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Bought one of the recently. Lots of good reviews, lithium battery and rated for up to 160psi. Wanted something self powered. 3 year warranty and 90 day money back guarantee.


https://www.dewalt.com/products/gear-and-equipment/air-compressors/20v-max-cordedcordless-air-inflator/dcc020ib

Daryles
09-02-2019, 09:42 PM
Bought one of the recently. Lots of good reviews, lithium battery and rated for up to 160psi. Wanted something self powered. 3 year warranty and 90 day money back guarantee.


https://www.dewalt.com/products/gear-and-equipment/air-compressors/20v-max-cordedcordless-air-inflator/dcc020ib
Perfect. :)
Adding to my wish list.

RoadRunnerTR21
09-03-2019, 05:07 AM
Porter cable 150 pancake

WeBeFulltime
09-03-2019, 05:27 AM
Last week bought a Harbour Freight pancake 150 psi to replace my Porter Cable that crapped out. So far so good.

Slow Hand
09-03-2019, 07:09 AM
I carry one but never had to use it except to air up my air bags. It would take so long to air up a tire that a 12 volt compressor may be a waste of time. I have not seen the Viar in action so I can't say on that one but I have tried the rest and not much good for anything. Just look at the diameter of the piston and then you realize how many puffs it would take to fill a tire. A compressor with a tank would be a better choice but they take up a lot of room.

RichR
09-03-2019, 03:54 PM
YEP-12 volt and 120V

Starman
09-03-2019, 05:59 PM
Yes, good to have and hope I never need to use. I did save the day last July when so little kid had a nearly flat tire and no where to fill it up. He rode that bike all over the campground with a huge smile.

penra
09-03-2019, 07:24 PM
I donít carry a compressor with a tank but I have a viair 12 volt air compressor runs off batteries it can pump up to 150 psi works great and not that heavy

I have this one also

Dusters
09-03-2019, 08:23 PM
Bostick pancake type with 150 psi capability. I have it to put the crown molding back in place with a nailer or brad gun.

jeffba
09-04-2019, 07:18 AM
Viair when on the road and 1.5hp at home. Viair is just as good

Chasnracin
09-04-2019, 10:01 AM
Just purchased a Viair 400-RV. My old pancake and generator would take 15-20 min to top off my tires from +/-100 to 110. The Viair did it in less than 5 min for all of them. Quiet and small too. Happy with it.

waynemoore
09-04-2019, 10:30 AM
I carry a Craftsman pumps to 150 lb. 120V a bit heavy but works well.

Bob and Jeannette
09-08-2019, 01:37 PM
I donít carry a compressor with a tank but I have a viair 12 volt air compressor runs off batteries it can pump up to 150 psi works great and not that heavy

Me too and itís a monster. I bought an RV specific one and automatic so that I can use is like a tank compressor. Watch the video before choosing.

DonJo
09-08-2019, 01:48 PM
I just purchased a Ryobi 18 volt one gallon. It only goes to 125 psi but its good for what I need. I think I paid 129 at Home Depot.

richeyb
09-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Yes, a DEWALT DCC020IB 20V Max Inflator (Bare)
So far it has worked great at keeping tires at correct pressure! Not used for tools

RayT
09-08-2019, 06:35 PM
We have a Porter-Cable CMB-15 Not very heavy and 150 PSI. Not on the road yet but plan on carrying it in the truck bed.

Been bringing along the same Porter-Cable CMB-15 for the past 2 years and wouldn't live home without it. Our tires require 110 psi and this compressor has no problem keeping them to this.

andrew selkregg
09-08-2019, 07:46 PM
Viar works great. I'm impressed at how much air it pumps!

jpwhite
09-08-2019, 09:58 PM
I carry the PORTER-CABLE CMB15 (1.5 Gallon)

JLM
09-09-2019, 06:04 AM
we carry a small pancake and a jumpbox with a plug to run it in the truck toolbox.

GreG L.
09-09-2019, 09:55 AM
VIAIR 45053, Amazon

Guy Leslie
09-09-2019, 10:33 AM
We also have a portable air compressor that I carry with us at all times. We have a ryobi 125 psi 12 V battery operated. Instead of the large cord I have a 6 foot cord Instead of the large cord I have a 6 foot cord that I purchased through Harbor freight for six dollars and the air compressor cost me $129 from Home Depot.

Bob and Jeannette
09-09-2019, 12:50 PM
VIAIR 45053, Amazon

Thatís what we chose too. Itís nice.

BuilderBob
09-09-2019, 12:57 PM
We carry the VIARE 400P-RV

Bad Moon
09-09-2019, 01:14 PM
What am I missing; why would you need a compressor capable in excess of 125 psi?

AZ Traveler
09-09-2019, 01:21 PM
What am I missing; why would you need a compressor capable in excess of 125 psi?

A 125 PSI compressor has a tougher time getting 110 PSI in tires then one at 150 PSI. The higher the differential pressure the faster the fill.

If you already have a 125 PSI compressor or only air your tires to 80 PSI, I would not run out and get a new one.

Rod Spohn
09-09-2019, 01:44 PM
12 Volt Viair and a 120 pancake. New to the 5er world so haven't had to put either to the test.

Bad Moon
09-09-2019, 08:12 PM
A 125 PSI compressor has a tougher time getting 110 PSI in tires then one at 150 PSI. The higher the differential pressure the faster the fill.

If you already have a 125 PSI compressor or only air your tires to 80 PSI, I would not run out and get a new one.

Donít worry, I wonít. I believe CFM rating, not PSI is the greater factor in speed to fill a tire.

Theunz
09-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Air compressors are all about cfm's and tank size. Psi over 125 is seldom ever needed. Mfg's like to tout HP and psi, but like water through a straw vs. a fire hose, it's how much volume you move per minute that matters.

Dave W
09-10-2019, 06:02 AM
I carry a an old Craftsman 12VDC since the tires, TV and 5er only have 80 psig max psig capacity. I do have a P-C pancake as well s an I-R shop compressor for home use if I need air and more cfm there.


Would I like a Vlair - sure but cannot justify the cost to have it, just in case I might need it someday.

Slow Hand
09-10-2019, 06:56 AM
funny my tires don't lose air check them before I leave on my trip and they stay fine the entire trip. Same with my truck those tires are always full.. i only check every once in a while. if you check them often than you lose air every time. I carry one but never used it for a tire.

DebNJim B
09-10-2019, 12:35 PM
In my first SOB I had a small Craftsman w/3 gal. tank that went to 120lbs. Was ok, but took long to pump up to 80 lbs. Got the Monty w/110 lb tires and got a Bostich pancake that went to 150 lbs. Bostich had better cfm. Both were 110v. Both were heavy and took up space. This spring I picked up a Craftsman 110/12v tankless that also will run on a power tool battery, not included. I like the Viair, but this one was only $65 and it will pump up my tires to 110 in about 10 minutes. I tested it on the spare that was down to 85 psi. It's maybe 1/4 the weight and takes up far less space. A good solution for my needs.

GreG L.
09-13-2019, 10:48 PM
For may last trailer I carried an 3Gal Craftsman, it struggled to bring the truck or trailer tires to 60 and 80lbs.

I bought a VIAIR 45053 and am amazed how quickly it brought the tires form 100 to 110, and so small.

ontheroad10
09-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Harbor freight 150 lbs. Have used it many times to keep 110 lbs in the tires, but when I was using the Marathon 80 lb stock tires, I needed the air gun on the side of the road to swap out tires when they went flat. Also have a nail gun I find useful for other situations