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Just got new Coachman Pastiche 520/4 and the tyres pressures are much higher than my last two vans at 65PSI. Had to get a new pressure gauge but I'm now finding it's really hard to get any air into the tyres at these high pressures - I'm using a half decent Michelin twin barrel type footpump. Anyone else noticed this with these newer tyres and if so, what type of pump do you use?

 

Thanks, Dougie

2012 Coachman Pastiche 520/4 with Volvo XC90

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Dougie - I use the Ring RAC900 - it's cracking for higher pressures, powerful, (although not cheap!), connects to battery, does the job well.

 

regards,

 

Al.

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A bicycle track pump from halfords

It will inflate to over 100 psi

Light weight and easy to use.

 

Mat

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I use a 12V tyre compressor, does the job its supposed to and just connects to either the 12v supply in caravan or the 12v in car

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Dougie - I use the Ring RAC900 - it's cracking for higher pressures, powerful, (although not cheap!), connects to battery, does the job well.

 

regards,

 

Al.

 

Thanks - that's a serious bit of kit Al - and so it should be for £70!

 

A bicycle track pump from halfords

It will inflate to over 100 psi

Light weight and easy to use.

 

Mat

 

Thanks Mat - are your tyres 65PSI too? This looks more like what I'm after - I'd rather not rely on 12v supply unless I have to?

2012 Coachman Pastiche 520/4 with Volvo XC90

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12v compressor, extended cable so it reaches offside from 12v socket in van

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Thanks - that's a serious bit of kit Al - and so it should be for £70!

 

 

 

Thanks Mat - are your tyres 65PSI too? This looks more like what I'm after - I'd rather not rely on 12v supply unless I have to?

 

Yes mine are 65psi also.

It really is easy to use.

The one i have is from halfords value range and doesnt have a guage. I have my own digital guage.

 

If you wanted one with a guage they are available across quite a price range.

 

£9. 99 to £49. 99

 

http://www. halfords. ...10151&langId=-1

 

Mat

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A very old Halfords footpump, however mine are only 62psi ;)

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I've modified my pneumatic suspension compressor outlet so that I can plug in an air line and one of the accessories I have is a tire inflator

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A bicycle track pump from halfords

It will inflate to over 100 psi

Light weight and easy to use.

 

Mat

Agree with Mat Dougie. Actually bought one this very day. Metal track pump with gauge from Halfords. £18. Up to 160psi. Ma road bike tyre pressure is 135psi. Works fine . ..........

 

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We use the Ring RAC 630 12v tyre inflator. You can preset the pressure, switch it on and it stops when it reaches it ! Marvellous ! And is just the thing you need for use with your 'Floe' !

 

This site shows the specification well but I think it is cheaper elsewhere.

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Just ordered a Sealey 12 volt MAC2300 compressor heavy duty.

Did have a halfords compressor but fuse kept blowing when it reached above 30 psi in the bin now totally useless.

Hope the Sealey is a better buy soon find out when it arrives.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Dougie - I use the Ring RAC900 - it's cracking for higher pressures, powerful, (although not cheap!), connects to battery, does the job well.

 

regards,

 

Al.

 

+ 1 :D

 

I have the same one, i jacked one wheel up and removed the valve core ( tyre is 195/70/15 ) less than 5 mins & back up to 60psi

 

http://www. amazon. co. ..s/dp/B000W08QZY

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Agree with Mat Dougie. Actually bought one this very day. Metal track pump with gauge from Halfords. £18. Up to 160psi. Ma road bike tyre pressure is 135psi. Works fine . ..........

 

GAS. ........... :angry:

Correction £24. 99.

 

GAS . ........ :angry:

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My Swift is 63psi. ...I have had great difficulty getting it above 57 recently. ..they were above that but my car electric pump worked in reverse. .now binned. ..my Halfords footpump doesnt help either. .......so will have to look along suggested lines above. ...

 

geoff

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I posted on the Accessories Forum about a compressor that I bought recently, as the Ring tyre inflator takes an age to blow up my caravan tyres and is most inconvenient to use.

 

This is what I bought http://www. ukhs. tv/W. ..r-1-5HP-6-Litre and it is a lovely bit of kit. It came with a number of accessories, one of which is a tyre inflator. At a cost of £74. 95 it is excellent value. I can just plug into the mains and the five metre air hose lets me inflate the caravan tyres, as well as those of the car, in minutes. It only weighs 12 kg so is easy to carry to where you need to use it.

 

I had thought of the RAC portable tyre compressor, but that is not as convenient because you have to connect the leads directly to a battery, and it is a bit more expensive than the Fox compressor. .

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12kgs?...wow same as a gas bottle. ........

 

geoff

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. At a cost of £74. 95 it is excellent value. I can just plug into the mains and the five metre air hose lets me inflate the caravan tyres, as well as those of the car, in minutes. It only weighs 12 kg so is easy to carry to where you need to use it.

 

Mine cost £9. 99

Isn't restricted by needing any form of electrical supply

Has approximately 1 meter of hose and also inflates car and caravan tyres, in minutes

Certainly doesnt weigh 1kg so easy to carry.

 

Thats excellent value !!!

 

Mat

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Mine cost £9. 99

Isn't restricted by needing any form of electrical supply

Has approximately 1 meter of hose and also inflates car and caravan tyres, in minutes

Certainly doesnt weigh 1kg so easy to carry.

 

Thats excellent value !!!

 

Mat

 

Will certainly give this a try Mat!

 

:)

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2012 Coachman Pastiche 520/4 with Volvo XC90

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Good question - one I was going to ask myself, although I am also making a list of garage forecourts which have easy caravan access. Only found one so far!!!

 

We'll get the bicycle pump, I think, as weight is always an issue.

 

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Sealey MAC2300 heavy duty compressor arrived today. Inflating caravan tyres should be no problem got my car tyres to right pressure fairly quickly.

Caravan Bailey Ancona. Awning Dorema size 16. Tow car Landrover Discovery 2. 5 TD5.

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I use a 12v Ring RAC600 to inflate my Unicorn Valencia's tyres to 64psi. One point I have noticed is that it inflates the tyres faster when the car engine is running! Cigar lighter sockets in the caravan and in the boot of the Volvo XC60 makes topping up all the tyres of my combo flexible and easy.

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I bought a Michelin 1. 5hp air compressor from Screwix, it was on sale for £99. 99, came with nozzle, paint sprayer and tyre inflator with guage.

One of the handiest pieces of kit in the garage.

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