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Old 07-30-2015, 08:25 PM   #11
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I carry an inexpensive battery operated compressor. Sure it is slow, but it saved my bacon when I discovered a low tire in a campground 20 miles from the nearest tire store. It was a slow enough leak that filling the tire got me to the store. A lot easier than changing to the spare...

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Old 07-30-2015, 09:51 PM   #12
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Like J Mac I prefer to use a good bicycle (floor) pump. Just got used to using a floor pump on my road bikes in my formative years. To this day I will normally use the floor pump at home for topping off tires instead of pulling out an air compressor.


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Old 07-31-2015, 06:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Charlie & Lucy View Post
I will carry a Ryobi drill with two batteries for the scissor jacks so we purchased a Ryobi inflator. Totally portable! We haven't left for 5.0TA pickup yet (Sept. 8) but it will be in the kit. Has worked well so far on the cars and other various tires here. Also has a low pressure, high volume nozzle for air mattresses.

Nice , I am thinking of changing my system up to use Air . I have on board air in my truck but not enough to use an air tool . Been looking at one of these VIAIR Corporation - Heavy Duty Onboard Air System (P/N 10005) then there is no worry of using a battery drill in the Rain/Snow, killing battery of the tool in the cold weather. Check the temp rating on your battery tool for use and charging to make sure you do not inadvertently kill the battery my charging it when it is too cold.

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Old 07-31-2015, 10:07 AM   #14
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I purchased a 12 volt Viair from Amazon for about $40. We have used it several times to top off tires on our trailer and vehicles as we have no large shop compressor. We always carry a tire plugger kit with us as well. It's always better to have and not need.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:54 AM   #15
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We always carry a tire plugger kit with us as well. It's always better to have and not need.
Or to have to pay 30 bucks in a remote town for a few dollar item back home, especially when you already have one back home.

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:13 PM   #16
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It's always better to have and not need.
Except for elephants, it is not always better to have one.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:31 PM   #17
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Hey, you never know when you'll be needing one.
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