12v heavy duty compressor

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    just been pointed to this item by supermike over on sister site RVOC.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=225095

    delivered this morning and looks the dogs do-da's.

    very similar (if not the same one) to the ring RAC700 unit which has very good reviews.

    only a couple in each branch so be quick for a bargain.
     
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    Ta John....on me way for one now.
     
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    I had hell finding place to pump my RV tyre up as no where had pumps for HGV on forecourt and burnt out endless cheapies.

    My pump cost £32 so this is a great priced pump.

    Good link Papa J:Wink:
     
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    Got it, mine burnt out just before Xmas so this came just at the right time.
    Looks quite substantial:thumb:
     
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    Is this a first?????????????????


    Snowy bought his an hour after the link was posted:Eek!::Doh:


    Mind you maplins is only down the road for him:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I bought one of these some months back. The drive to the piston sheared after using it twice, which is worse than the £5 ones. I suspect its robust appearance may be an illusion.

    I have now invested a bit more in a Ring one which so far has been OK.

    Hope you find them more satisfactory than I did.
     
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    just used it on the volvo's tyres...havent done them for ages :Doh:

    fronts 36psi...was 25psi

    rears 32psi...was 22psi

    around 2 mins per tyre.

    might get a better mpg now. :thumb:

    not bad for a small compressor.

    too dark to do the RV and i need a 12v extension lead first.
    fronts are near enough but the rears are 7mtrs away from the fag socket :Sad:
     
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    I park my car near the tyre need inflating.
     
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    I gave up on 12v compressors.. yes, I know they are handy and don't need any effort but a twin barrel foot pump is more dependable ..

    and it keeps Jan fit :thumb: :Laughing:
     
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    Like you Jim, i have an aversion to them too and have a small mains fired compressor (Aldi special)in the garage but its fixed and a pain running hoses out to the RV.

    figured this will do for top-up's :thumb:
     
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    I was fortunate that the RV had an air compressor and tank, so bought an airline and gauge and used a spare take off point on the tank. ..

    Only ever used it in anger once. I snapped a valve stem, :Doh: had to remove the tyre and fit a new one .. this was on an aire miles from any garage .. A foot pump or a 12 v compressor would have been useless to reseal the tyre to the rim..

    I was surprised how easy it was to remove a 22" tyre .. I was expecting a fight but it was no match for a 2lb lump hammer .. :Laughing:
     
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    Just ordered one. Then saw the post about the one that broke :Doh:

    Should have read to the end of the thread before ordering lol
     
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    Don't worry Gromet, mines still going strong 9 months down the line and I use it at least once a week. Its great for blowing up the air assist suspension as well as tyres.
     
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    try parking your volve next to the RV and run your pump from that
    no need for 7mtr extension leads :Eeek::thumb:
     
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    In a moment of madness i made up an extension lead but forgot one important factor..... VOLTAGE DROP :Doh:

    the compressor pumped about as fast as i could pump a footpump :Blush: bop......bop.....bop.....bop.....bop

    i now use a small 17ah wheelchair battery and the compressor works fine for topping up pressure in both the tyres and air assist suspension.
     
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    i bought the Ring compreser (not sure model No) it has crocodile clips on as to much load on cigarette lighter socket god bit of kit so far
     
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    cheers mate, got one resevered for collection
     
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    cheers, got one reserved for collection
     
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