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Looking for a portable compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JUS, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    JUS

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    Hey guys.

    Like the title says, I'm looking for a portable compressor to run off the 120v outlet in the trd off road. I would prefer it to be small enough to store in one of the back seat storage bins. I would like a setup with a quick connect to change air Chucks or nozzles for inflating air mattresses or floats etc.

    Can anyone make a recommendation?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    Vbpiper

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    Viair 88P seems to be popular, but is 12 volt.
    Edit: I have a Husky 12 v/120 v from Home Depot. It is OK for topping up the tires, but I would not recommend it for airing down and back up again.
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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  4. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    Technique

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    I recently got the Viair 300P and it works great but its 12v as well. Fits behind the rear seat though.
     
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  5. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    RyanDCLB

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    The MasterFlow is also a nice one, but is 12 volt too
     
  6. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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  7. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    Meh
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  8. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Jere

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    I carry one of these in my tool box in the back of the truck:

    41liRO4Un6L.jpg

    It has a compressor that runs on 12v built into this tool which also jump starts vehicle if your battery dies. Also includes a couple inverted 110 outlets, a USB charger port, a flash light/reading light. And, if the inbuilt 12v battery runs down, you can plug it into the truck via either 12 or 110 volt inlets for recharge/operation. Only thing is, the compressor is kind of slow, so if you need a lot of volume, and you might if you are filling four tires, it probably would take near infinite patience.
     
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  9. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Maxcustody

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    I have a Viair and love it, works great and never had a problem. I have had it for years..........................
     
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  10. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    I just got the viair 400 automatic. It works great thus far!!! Fast inflation and fairly quiet. Don’t know if they have one that’s 120v though. I like that it can be hard wired and add a storage tank too. If your looking for something that’s more household/shop based (compressor/tank combo) the only recommendation I can make is look for one that’s oil lubricated vs oil free. The oil ones seem waaay quieter. I bought a cheap 1 gallon Campbell hausfield compressor like that years ago and it sucks. Its loud and for only 1 gallon it takes a while to build Pressure
     
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  11. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    I agree and Another vote for the
    VIAIR 400P-Automatic Function Portable Compressor
     
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  13. Jul 8, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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  15. Jul 8, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    Maybe for a bike or motorcycle but nothing more. It would be interesting to see some real world reviews on it. My guess is 10-15 minutes and it’s cooked.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    why is everyone so against compressed air setups. way better, faster, works longer. 10lbs powertank and be done. not as small but you won’t spend ½ your time waiting
     
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    For occasional use our budget friendly Viair 88P has worked well for our Jeep on 35s. Attaches to the battery and the hose will reach all 4 tires. It stores nicely in a plastic ammo box. Truck is still new to the family and have not aired it down yet here in flat FL. If you will use it a lot then you might consider a more powerful unit.
     
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  20. Jul 8, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    Because I’ll forget to fill it and then have to drive to a gas station to refill.

    Or I just use my compressor that always works and I don’t ever need to refill.
     
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