Tyre Pumps which one do you use

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  1. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Do any of you use your own tyre pumps to inflate your motorhome tyres or do you only use garages, if you do use your own which ones do you find the best.

    Its just that i have tried a foot pump and that was useless more air came out than went in and a similar situation happened the other day at a major fuel companies air system which we had to pay for, I don't think the pump was strong enough to inflate the tyre to 79psi.

    Any suggestions or recommendations would be welcome and links to places to purchase.

    Thank you

    Braunston
     
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    There is only one that keeps coming up again and again. And that is Truck Air. Last time this question was asked I dont think that they were available in the UK though.

    Andy
     
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    I take my MH down to ATS, they are always happy to do the tyre pressures for me FOC. They tell me that the supermarket ones are not calllibrated. I have tried numerous inflators, only for them to burn out.
     
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    Tyre Pumps

    I bought a 240v 2hp electric compressor with a good preessure gauge a air blow gun for cleaning and various other attachments from screwfix for £75 they were on special offer this beats the 12v units. Machine Mart and B & Q also have these on offer at times

    Alf
     
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  6. Braunston

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    I bought One Like This from Homebase earlier this year. It was Homebase branded rather than RAC and a bit cheaper than the one shown.

    It's an analogue gauge, which isn't all that accurate. However, it was easy to set the stop, by using a digital gauge to check the first tyre after inflating, and the stop doesn't move easily so stays set up between uses.

    Graham
     
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    hi
    i bought a challenge one from argos (not the cheap one) it copes easily and inflated my previous vans tyres up to 80psi and my present van up to 70psi.
    it's a great peice of kit wouldn't be without it.
    :Rofl1::Laughing::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi,
    Aldi, Sunday 12TH July 09. Double cylinder foot pump Max pressure 9Bar. £4-99, or,
    Multi-purpose Air pump 9.6 Volt, rechargeable battery. Air flow 7 litres per minute Max pressure 100PSI .
    W-E.
     
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    I too have a double cylinder foot pump. I bought it in Charlie Brown about 10 years ago. Very efficient, if a little tiring:Smile:
     
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    tried several they were either useless [ring ones] or they worked but could not reach the rear tyres.

    now use sainsburys their pump gives the same readings as my guage.
     
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    Pumping tyres up

    4 rear tyres needing 65 and two front 48 psi. Used to use the local Texaco but they've gone digital for 50p or £1, can't remember, but it only goes up to 50 psi the old one used to go past 65 no problem. Now I have to do it by foot pump, very tedious. Now my quages have all packed up and while looking for a new one found they were only accurate to +/- 2 psi no better than my double barrelled foot pump guage. :Mad: Anyone recommend a good accurate tyre pressure guage?
     
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    Aldi special..£80...240v 2hp motor...max pressure 80psi..20 ltr receiver tank.
    does all 4 tyres to 65psi with no effort and the air impact gun to remove the wheel nuts.
    good for spraying shampoo/fenwicks cleaner on m/h before washing.

    and for the pneumatic nail gun when bits fall off:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    tyre inflation

    About 4 years ago I bought from our local Snap on Tools dealer a Blue Point DigitalTire Gauge kit TG7Kt this reads 0 to 150 PSI/ BAR/ KPa it is auto off so you save battery and auto zero each time you use it

    it is a 2in digital perssure gauge with a 10in rubber pigtail and in the kit there are4 snap in ends to suit all tyre valve positions there is also a manual pencil tyre gauge and a tread depth gauge the kit wheh I bought it was £26 I suppose more now but with the snap on quality .After tying Halfords and other various gauges I gave up on forecourt gauges correct pressures save tyres so save money gives better ride and peace of mind, this with a cheap mains comppresor lets you adjust pressures and your conveiniance plus you can check the spare tyre when you need to.
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    I'm still using the one I got free with "Tiger Tokens" !!!, ....and the torch still works:BigGrin:
     
  16. Braunston

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    Hi,

    I ordered it yesterday around 1pm and i have just received it, that's good service,

    I have just tried it on one of my tyres and it showed just below 60 psi i pumped it up to 75 psi in 5 Min's, I don't know if that is good or bad but it seems fine to me, the tyre size is 215/75/16 so a reasonable sized tyre.



     
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    Thanks I'll check them out. :Smile:
     
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    Tyre pressure gauge

    Not wishing to throw my (Dads') old tyre pressure gauge away, I thought I'd take it apart before buying a new one. It was probably made in the 50s or 60s and was letting air past the seal. A little bit of grease on the leather (?) seal and 20 minutes later it works fine again. It seems to be accurate but obviously I will check its calibration.

    Made in England by Pneumatic Components Ltd Sheffield and made to last it seems. :thumb:
     
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