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Old 07-30-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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thinking of buying a small travel air compressor for tire inflating would use infrequently Kensum Portable travel air compressor is cheep what do you think?
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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Save the weight, if the tires need air then there is a puncture somewhere. Just make sure they are properly checked before each trip, they normally do not lose air unless there is a puncture.
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They don't publish much for specs so it's kind of a crap shoot. Their website says 15A which you won't get over the lighter type socket, I see in the reviews someone went to battery clamps. It may keep popping the fuse. If you have passenger size tires it'll probably do, if they are 31's or bigger you might want to go with a compressor that tells you what it'll put out. Both the hose and power cord are pretty short. Just for comparison, go to the VIAIR website and look at their portables. That said, a lot of the folks have the cheaper units and seem happy with them.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:25 PM   #4
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That said, a lot of the folks have the cheaper units and seem happy with them.
Put me in that group. My, about 10 buck cheapie, plug into cigarette lighter one saved my bacon on the Top of the World Hwy. in Alaska. No place to get off out of traffic, used if twice to get air back in enough to move on and put some more air in and get to Chicken AK. Sure, it's slow as molasses but it's done the job for me twice now when I needed it so it's always in the truck.

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Old 07-30-2015, 03:49 PM   #5
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I had a cheap one, and it crapped out on me when I really needed it. Fortunately someone else there had one too. All the components, pistons included are plastic, and just lubed a bit. To be fair I likely had used it for a total of an hour or so before this happened. Not sure the brand, but I bought one that was supposed to be better, paid around $60 I think.

If I have to replace the one I have, I would go with a Viair, for sure. Costs way more, but built great and works better too.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:53 PM   #6
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I have a cheapie that I bought maybe 20 years ago and another cheapie that somebody left in the vehicle after daughter went camping with friends. I carry them both, so I have a backup ( that and BCAA Plus RV ). Both are slow, but still work.
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On my 7000 mile tow back from Chilliwack, I checked my trailer tires before heading out to cross the dessert. They were low so I went to 2 different gas stations that had coin operated air pumps. First one took air out instead of putting it in. Second one, just barely got the tires to where I wanted them to be. After that, I purchased a 2 cylinder air pump by slime. It clips onto the battery and does a fine job. I will never travel without it! Slime COMP06 Pro Power Heavy-Duty 12-Volt Tire Inflator
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:12 PM   #8
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Save the weight, if the tires need air then there is a puncture somewhere. Just make sure they are properly checked before each trip, they normally do not lose air unless there is a puncture.
Actually tires lose pressure over time. About 1 psi a month.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=74

I use a bicycle tire pump to inflate my bike and trailer tires
http://www.amazon.ca/Topeak-Blow-Spo...umps+for+bikes
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:20 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:14 PM   #10
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ok ordered the portable Viair $43 great reviews
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