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Question: What is the value of  an auxillary compressor?  (Voting closed: March 02, 2006, 10:21:35 AM)
exit campground quickly - 1 (50%)
More money for compressor company - 0 (0%)
More toys to play with - 1 (50%)
save wear and tear on engine - 0 (0%)
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« on: February 25, 2006, 10:21:35 AM »

Just trying out a poll.  seeing what it looks like.  What will this look like?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 09:20:56 PM »

Exit campground quickly  !!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 10:22:11 PM »

POLL,

In case Main comp stopps or leaking???

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006, 04:03:53 AM »

Good point, this was to make up for small air leaks.

Best Regards, Phil
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 04:22:27 AM »

Able to leave campground quicker.  (makes for friendlier neighbors)    Jack
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 05:57:52 AM »

We got ours primarily to be able to air up and leave the campground quickly.

Unfortunately, we bought an oil-less type unit and it is more obnoxious than the bus engine (except no fumes).

I also have the thought that it could supply bus air in an emergency.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2006, 08:59:51 AM »

polls can be useful

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2006, 11:50:07 AM »

Anyone who's interested:
Advance Auto Parts sells a 2 HP 4 gallon compressor for $88. It's got an oil sump and seems to do a great job for me.
I have an impact wrench that puts out 700 ft lbs in reverse and didn't have to wait for it to build pressure at all. I removed and installed ALL the lug nuts on all 6 wheels with no problem. Afterward I used my 1" torque wrench and got a reading of 610 lbs.
It is a chinese compressor, but I would swear that it is the same as my old one from Porter Cable. I have them side by side and I can't see a difference in the motor or compressor.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2006, 05:38:26 PM »

Anyone who's interested:
Advance Auto Parts sells a 2 HP 4 gallon compressor for $88. It's got an oil sump and seems to do a great job for me.
I have an impact wrench that puts out 700 ft lbs in reverse and didn't have to wait for it to build pressure at all. I removed and installed ALL the lug nuts on all 6 wheels with no problem. Afterward I used my 1" torque wrench and got a reading of 610 lbs.
It is a chinese compressor, but I would swear that it is the same as my old one from Porter Cable. I have them side by side and I can't see a difference in the motor or compressor.
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Hi Dallas,

Would you classify the compressor as noisy, or quiet?  or ... ?  I'm still looking for a fairly quiet model to use to air up with less noise than running the DD.

Best Regards, Phil
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2006, 05:55:40 PM »

First and foremost is to keep the air bags up and the coach level, second for air tools and third for quiet campground exits.

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2006, 06:10:21 PM »

Anyone who's interested:
Advance Auto Parts sells a 2 HP 4 gallon compressor for $88. It's got an oil sump and seems to do a great job for me.
I have an impact wrench that puts out 700 ft lbs in reverse and didn't have to wait for it to build pressure at all. I removed and installed ALL the lug nuts on all 6 wheels with no problem. Afterward I used my 1" torque wrench and got a reading of 610 lbs.
It is a chinese compressor, but I would swear that it is the same as my old one from Porter Cable. I have them side by side and I can't see a difference in the motor or compressor.
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Richard,
This is a pretty quiet compressor and only take about 45 seconds to one minute to fill the 4 gallon tanks.
It's built by Mech Power and is pretty tight.
So tight in fact, I had to drop the pressure a few times to get the motor to turn. The piston was that tight.
I've used it hard for about a week and a half and it starts on it's own now. It will also sit for two days or more without losing pressure.
The crankcase holds about a cup and a hlf of oil.
Even though it's direct drive, It still seems pretty tough. We'll see in a month or two.
BTB, Advance also sells another compressor for about $10 less.. it's also a direct drive but hasn't got an oil filled crankcase.
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Hi Dallas,

Would you classify the compressor as noisy, or quiet?  or ... ?  I'm still looking for a fairly quiet model to use to air up with less noise than running the DD.

Best Regards, Phil

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2006, 10:08:58 PM »

My 12v oiless is noisy but a different kind of noise than a 671, and no smoke. Good for topping off tires and leaking air bags. It is actually easier than stringing a lot of air hose from a fitting to a far corner tire,
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2006, 10:36:18 PM »

I also seem to remember something mentioned about a tankless air compressor - as there is no reason to have a tank on the compressor since the bus is full of tanks.   Now if I could find a tankless, quiet compressor, I would be set.

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2006, 11:25:10 AM »

I have a compressor in the bay and another in the trailer.
Wouldn't be without them.
Used the one in the bay once to help a friend who's air governor stopped working. Ran his generator to power the compressor and hooked the air hose to a bus air line. Kept him aired up from Las Cruces, NM to central Florida. Didn't have to troubleshoot the no air problem until he got home.
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