Recommend a Portable Air Compressor / Inflator

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Marc R. O'Leary, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:42 AM.

  1. Marc R. O'Leary

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    The one I have is junk, bought by my lovely wife without asking about it...pretty sure it says "Sharper Image" on it, so thats enough to describe its performance.

    So what recommendations are out there for what you carry in your vehicle.

    One thing of note, I don't require the ability to inflate truck tires. I drive a Subaru with 33psi tires.

    Thanks!!
    -Marc
     
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    On a related "flat tire gear" note, I highly recommend getting a hydraulic floor/trolley jack to avoid having to use those slow, awkward and unstable ones that come with the vehicle. They are $20 to $30 bucks at Wal Mart.
     
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  4. Marc R. O'Leary

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    Thanks Ben -

    I have something very similar in my amazon cart right now. Just trying to get a feel for what others use to be sure I don't end up with a POS again.

    Looking at these two:

    EPAuto

    PI Auto Store
     
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    I've thought about that, but thats a heavy piece of kit to haul around and if not secured well, a dangerous thing to have in an open vehicle (SUV or in my case wagon).

    My OEM scissor jack is pretty stout and not that slow...however having a footprint, like a piece of metal or plastic to spread the load on dirt is key.

    Like this FOOT PLATE...or a solid piece of 2x6.
     

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