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Old 04-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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This is for all you more experienced travelers. We bought 2 air compressors the other day to use to fill up the pin box and the tires. We wanted something small but powerful enough to go to a minimum 80#'s. We have E rated tires and they call for 80# cold. 1 compressor woudln't go above 65. This was a small automatic one by Kobalt. Select the pressure and walk away. I set it to 80 and it had stopped at 65. The other was from Home Depot. It filled the tires but took forever. Does anyone out there have recommendations for a compressor that they travel with?
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I have a great one and its pretty heavy duty. I bought it to fill up my G614s to 110psi. It's called Viair and model is 400c.Edited by: 5th_Time
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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Like everything this is a compromise, pressure, size and affordable. The best I could do is a Porter Cable model #C2004-WK, 165 psi at 29 lbs. It was purchased at Home Depot.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:13 AM   #4
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Sears has one that is rated at 150#. It is oil less and does a good job with my g tires at 110#. I think it was about $80.00 on sale.
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I have a great one and its pretty heavy duty. I bought it to fill up my G614s to 110psi. It's called Viair and model is 400c.
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Very nice unit.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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Sears has one that is rated at 150#. It is oil less and does a good job with my g tires at 110#. I think it was about $80.00 on sale.


I may have the same unit. It works quite well for pumping up the G614 tires to 110 psi.



Sears Craftsman Model No. 919.153090

150 PSI max

2.0 CFM @90 PSI

1.5 Gallon air chamber



Regular Price: $129.00

Sale Price: $89.00 to $99.00

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Sears has one that is rated at 150#. It is oil less and does a good job with my g tires at 110#. I think it was about $80.00 on sale.


I may have the same unit. It works quite well for pumping up the G614 tires to 110 psi.



Sears Craftsman Model No. 919.153090

150 PSI max

2.0 CFM @90 PSI

1.5 Gallon air chamber



Regular Price: $129.00

Sale Price: $89.00 to $99.00

Yes, thats the one!
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Unfortunately, Sears don't list it anymore. Tried a search, and it wasn't found.
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Unfortunately, Sears don't list it anymore.* Tried a search, and it wasn't found.
Do you have a Sears close by? They may be able to help.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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I ordered the Viair 400p from Home Depot. Love it!!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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Is the Viair 400c hard mount or portable? How long does it take to inflate the G tires to 110 psi?
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I ordered a 12 volt compressor from amazon that I think is a Viair and we like it but it blows fuses like crazy so I bout a relay to put in it's place. The compressors that can handle the 110 psi usually have alligator clips for the batteries instead of the cigarette plug.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #13
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I carry this one from Harbor Freight. Takes time but works well.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...sor-69285.html
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I use a 115v, 200psi compressor ... as I have a generator I did not want to limit myself to a wimpy 12v motor.
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I'd like to get one with a tank as I want to be able to use it with an airbrush(with an additional regulator). so I'll keep looking.

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Airbrush!? I did that for a living for over thirty years.Graphic designer.I still have my little compressor w/tank. But in my new life I use a pancake from Home Depot. They're much lighter now. Lots of air so you can blow off surfaces or parts easily.
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Unfortunately, Sears don't list it anymore. Tried a search, and it wasn't found.


There are 2Craftsman models currently listed that might do the job.



1. Model No. 15216 rated at 150 PSI with 6 gallon tank, weighs 42 lbs. $169.

2.Model No. 15215 rated at 135 PSI with 4 gallon tank, weighs 42 lbs. $129.



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Old 07-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #18
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I got that same craftsman from Kmart.com for about 89 delivered to my door !

Yes, kmart,.com sells sears stuff :-) Edited by: johnboytoo
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