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Discussion in 'TECH/MECH GENERAL' started by hobson, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. hobson

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    I know this has been posted before, but its and old (2007) one so the recommended links wouldn't work.
    i'm after a tyre inflator/compressor for the rv, but wanted a good bomb-proof one. i've seen and used the £20-£30 halfords type but have found them a bit flimsy and not much good, (admittedly i'm a bit of a blunt instrument at times, and have hands like a gorilla and fingers like sausages!) :Blush:
    What i need is the Land Rover Defender of inflators so i know it'll last and i won't "test it's durability" (break it according to my dear lady!)
    a friend has a small compressor that he uses to power air tools, and it looks pretty good, but don't know how it'd be for tyres, no guage etc.
    any recommedations please?
  2. hobson

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    I bought a Truckair inflator last year and would recommend it highly. Very well made and it does the job quickly. I had earlier tried to buy a Ring version and had to return it as the unit had been assembled poorly (built on a skew). It then turned out that Ring's entire UK stock was the same and as a result, they terminated their supply contract with a Chinese manufacturer.

    I got the Truckair from a firm in Staffordshire called Discoparts - a chap called Mark, but it appears that he has ceased trading. His URL now goes to another business altogether and I have seen posts on a Landrover forum suggesting some problems in getting goods that had been paid for.

    Truckair is manufactured in the USA by Interdynamics Inc Interdynamics Auto Air Conditioning Products and their UK importer is Cool Products in Poole Cool Products - Air conditioning made simple
    However, I tried several phone calls to them last year, hoping they could get me an inflator, but I had to chase them several times without success. This might be a business opportunity for anyone with contacts in the USA?

    Good luck with the search.
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    I have the ITC Truckair works off cigar lighter socket. Bought a heavy duty extension to run it off as it seemed to loose power on a light weight lead. Works well, does airbags on suspension and all the RV tyres up to 90psi, little bit slow on the tyres but it does them ok.

    Bought off Ebay 18 months ago about £35 I think

    I had a Halfords one lasted no time at all.
  7. TJ-RV

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    (Re-posted; The original was lost with yesterday's database problem).

    hobson, is your Tiffin a diesel or gas (petrol) coach? If diesel, you have an on-board compressor that provides air to the brakes and the air bags. There will also be two connections to the air system - one for a tow truck to release the brakes, and the other for to use to inflate tyres. All you need is an air hose with the appropriate male/female connections and a chuck.
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  8. hobson

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    Re.

    Nah TJ, the RV is a 2001 model and doesn't have air brakes or bags! even has wind up windows! (which i actually prefer!) so no we don't have a compressor.
    been told by a freind who has a garage which does car and truck salvage, to get a mini compressor and airgun attachment, he said thats what they use, and it'll be a lot more useful than a simple inflator as i could use it for air tools as well as inflating tyres, so going to look into that idea.
    thanks though.
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    Not sure on how much storage in your rv but netto are selling a compressor on Monday for £70--50 ltr tank or if you shop around you can find 25 ltr ones for around £50-- usually come with tyre inflater's
    Mon, Jan 26th
    terry
  10. TJ-RV

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    hobson,

    We have a "pancake style"compressor like this in the garage at home. The wife uses it with her air staple gun and I've used it with an air grease gun and other air tools. I don't know what the equivalent brands or prices are over there, but be sure the compressor produces sufficient pressure and delivers sufficient volume. Ours would be marginal on our coach tyres.
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    Even I Had a look at this one but my impression was not that good with this product. As a whole it looks good one of my friends suggested me not to go for it.

    Thanks,
    mcjohnruther
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    try 12 volt shop

    I saw just the thing the other day campervan parts shop I think it's called the 12 volts shop (or store) based I think in Cornwall.

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