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Air Compressors and Portable Jumpstarter

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by slowboater, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Feb 3, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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    slowboater

    slowboater [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I hunted around and didn't find any threads.

    I've got a 2016 Tacoma. I'm not going to spend the bucks for an onboard air system. That's just too much $$ for something I don't have a lot of need for.

    That being said, I would like a compressor for when we go camping, bikes and an emergency tire inflater. I was looking at a unit that has a jump start batter - but they all seem pretty wimpy. It would probably do - but maybe there are some better options.

    Any suggestions?

    I just came across this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VROSSK...46F734ZQ5YMC#HLCXComparisonWidget_feature_div

    I'm not crazy about it's tacticoolness - but I do like that it comes in a hard case (like the ARB).

    For a portable jumper - this looks pretty sweet: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQ5Z5F...UTF8&colid=8U5FJ7HE68S7&coliid=I1XG8AAU4MRPN8

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    these are very reliable:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000X90YUO/ref=psdc_155346011_t1_B00VROSSKM

    also, I would suggest the antigravity jump starters on Amazon.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    I have a viair air compressor. many on here have them also and have positive reviews.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2017 at 2:18 PM
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    QanuKoa

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    This is cheap and very compact emergency kit, have it my my wife's car: https://www.amazon.com/Bridgestone-Auto-Emergency-Kit/dp/B00FZWCUJ2
     
  5. Feb 3, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    Noco batt jumper is good. Thanks @ramonortiz55 for that. For a compressor you won't use often just get a little cheaply on you plug in the 12v outlet.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    thanks ramon. i was considering one of those. i'll put it on the list. :)
     
  7. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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  8. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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    AANorthwest

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    I'm in the same boat as you op. Looking for a air compressor for camping and kids toys and bike tires and the occasional emergency tire inflation. I bought Sears craftsman compressor a couple weeks ago and took it home to try it out and I wasn't impressed with the time it took to put 15 psi back into my truck tires. So took it back. I've read a lot of good reviews on this one here VIAIR 300P Portable Compressor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000X90YUO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xUvMybVVZ026W and will be getting it as soon as the wife wants to get something. Just need some bartering amo. It's coming. I see her shopping for baby stuff. I can hear the ups driver knocking on my door.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    Taco16LB wut ?

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  10. Feb 8, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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    Good question. I was wondering the same thing. just curious if the outlet could handle a compressor...
     
  11. Feb 11, 2017 at 3:49 AM
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    I have a husky 2 gallon compressor I use around the house and last year I used it with the bed outlet to air up my camper tires and the truck tires after some beach driving. The compressor never had an issue with anything I used it for and the truck powered it no problem. I do have the tow package though so I have the bigger alternator if that makes any difference.
     
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