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Old 04-27-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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Air line to axels idea?

I have been considering installing a small air compressor and running air lines to each side of the axels to make quick access air fill stations. Has anyone done/seen this? I figure that it would be easier than pulling out a pump every time I need a little air.


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Old 04-27-2017, 02:06 PM   #2
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I use a Ryobi battery operated air compressor. Just set the pressure and it will shut off when the pressure is 1 pound above your setting. Just make sure to get the large battery.

$39 plus battery. Check Home Depot site for details.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:30 PM   #3
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Seems like overkill to me...

Trust me, as a single full-time RV'er, I'm all for adding/installing items to make things more convenient. I really am. But buying a portable pancake-compressor (like the one shown below) a 50' rubber air hose with quick-connects on each end would accomplish the same task almost as easy, and for a lot less money & work. That's what I use...

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I use a Ryobi battery operated air compressor. Just set the pressure and it will shut off when the pressure is 1 pound above your setting. Just make sure to get the large battery.

$39 plus battery. Check Home Depot site for details.


The extra battery to tend to is what I'm looking at avoiding.


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But would what I'm considering work? Or perhaps I could run an air line from the truck when I install airbags.


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But would what I'm considering work? Or perhaps I could run an air line from the truck when I install airbags.


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Well, yeah... I suppose it would, although you'd still need a holding tank of some type to be mounted somewhere. I don't believe a compressor by itself is going to be able to give you the pressure you'll require.
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What I did was used the compressor for my airbags on my truck and just teed into than ran a fitting to the back bumper of my truck so I just carry a spare air hose with me and I can reach all the tires from my back of my truck bumper. If you already have a compressor for your airbags it makes life a lot easier than carrying two compressors.
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I got one of these when I had the truck with the air bags on it. On that truck, I run a power wire to the back of the truck with a large plug for convenience. The power leads on the compressor and air hose is long enough to reach the trailer tires when clamped to the coach battery (didn't bother wiring this truck). It does a great job of airing up the truck tires after a beach run too, good fill rates.

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What I did was used the compressor for my airbags on my truck and just teed into than ran a fitting to the back bumper of my truck so I just carry a spare air hose with me and I can reach all the tires from my back of my truck bumper. If you already have a compressor for your airbags it makes life a lot easier than carrying two compressors.


Did you use a flexible hose or a hard line to make the run to the bumper?


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Did you use a flexible hose or a hard line to make the run to the bumper?


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The standard flex tube (red) for the air bags.
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The standard flex tube (red) for the air bags.


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