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Post by gef on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:12 am

i am trying to buy a pump which will get close to 80psi but its a mine field has any one had any success.

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by Lucyc1937 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:27 am

Have you tried Halfords?
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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:40 am

Previous thread on tyre pumps. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by Paulmold on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:42 am

How about this

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Post by cyclo on Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:34 pm

Well sods law, I was using mine this morning which I got with Green Shield Stamps ( Does anyone remember them ) over 20 years ago.

Nothing lasts these days. winks winks winks

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by boxerman on Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:31 pm

Paulmold wrote:How about this

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I had one of these Paul, it struggled to get to 45psi, despite what the advert says so I'd give that one a miss.


or this

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or this

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No experience of these two, I bought a Michelin one like [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which works well. Didn't pay that price for it though, I got mine from Amazon returns.

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by Cymro on Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:14 pm

Frank: on the earlier thread, Peter Brown told us that his expeience with his Michelin pump wasn't good. Is yours a different model? I find it hard to say. I see that the RING 12v pump seems popular and is apparently used by the RAC.

Here's the one that Peter was reporting:
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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by boxerman on Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:22 pm

Cymro wrote:Here's the one that Peter was reporting:
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That's the same one as mine, I bought it in April 2012 and I've had no problems with it. The only complaint I have is that the valve connector is a screw on type which can be fiddly and I would prefer a lever type.

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by Cymro on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:30 pm

Ah:that's a draw, then!

I am always haunted by what happened to me a few years ago when I bought a new 12v pump. Rather than run the pump off the vehicle battery, I've always run it by connecting it to an old battery charger. My son-in-law laughs at my Heath Robinson set-up, but it works.

I came jome with the new charger. I connected it as usual. But it was pathetic. Clearly it wasn't going to raise the pressure in the tyre, although that in my arteries was certainly going up. So back I go to the store (20 miles round trip) and they were understanding and replaced it. I got it home; connected it; same result. Clearly that was a defective batch.

When putting away the extension cable, the charger and the pump I happened to glance at the charger: somehow the rocker switch whereby to select the DC output voltage had moved to 6v (it was an old charger, which I used on a Beetle). Red face! More laughter at Dadcu from family!
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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by Dutto on Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:46 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Previous thread on tyre pumps. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hi there,

If you check out my Post on that Thread you will see the type of compressor I have and I use it to put 110psi into my pushbike tyres ....

.... the only problem is that I have to watch it like a hawk so that I don't overpressure them.allthumbz

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by gef on Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:23 pm

thanks everybody i have gone for a halfords rapid digital for £20.  it has a fused plug and you can preset the required pressure and it works.  coped very easily with 70psi in rear tyre and with 12v outlets front and rear i can reach all the tyres.  yes and the screw in to the valve is fiddly.

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by bikeralw on Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:26 pm

As I have half a dozen motorbikes as well as a car that all need tyres topping up, I bought one of these units from Aldi several years ago.
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Being self contained it really is handy and has worked well.
I didn't think it would perform quite so well with the high tyre pressures required on the motorhome, but so far it's had no problem.
I've never used it to jump-start anything bigger than a scooter, I would imagine it's not really up to more than that.
It does have to be kept charged up though.
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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by JohnnyT on Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:59 pm

This is an excellent piece of kit from Maplins
22Ah battery, heavy duty jump starter and a quiet inflator/compressor.
Currently on offer, I have it in the back of my car when I'm not touring.

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Re: 12v air compressors for motorhomes

Post by newboy on Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:51 pm

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I'm going to buy the Ring RAC 900 heavy duty compressor from Costco . It's about £65 (£75 elsewhere )

Seems to get good reviews and claims to be 100 psi max.
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