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Old 10-12-2018, 12:42 PM   #1
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Best way to inflate the tires

I am looking for any tips on how to inflate the rear tires on my bus . They are running alittle low . They are not split rims . They are dayton 10R22.5 tires . Will the air station at a gas station work ? I have portable 12 volt one as well . I realize they do not move alot of flow but I am just trying to inflate them to a drivable pressure . any advice is appreciated .
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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An old fashioned hand pump is really the only way to go. You can cash in your gym membership, try it, you'll thank me. Some people tap into the bus air but that kind of showing off in my opinion. I bet you have a neighbor or friend with an electric unit and a long hose.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #3
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I have a dedicated compressor on my TOAD. However, if your bus has airbrakes, why not tap into the compressor/tanks that are already there? Just keep the engine running and the compressor will keep the tanks full when you fill the tires.
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I have a dedicated compressor on my TOAD. However, if your bus has airbrakes, why not tap into the compressor/tanks that are already there? Just keep the engine running and the compressor will keep the tanks full when you fill the tires.
I'm curious, how would you tap into your air brakes? Never heard of that before. Don't wanna get too custom and mess something up with the air lines, so I'm pretty curious.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
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Is this a joke??? air up with an air compressor WTF?
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:56 PM   #6
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Quite a few truckers run a separate tank tied into the main air system. Needs its' own regulator and check valve but can be used for tires or any thing else that takes air. It will make the pump run a bit longer but I have never heard of such a system causing issues as long as they were properly plumbed.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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I tapped my air brakes and added an extra 13 gallon tank and a 50 foot retractable hose. Now instead of having a bunch of tools that need AC power, I can run air versions instead!
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:46 PM   #8
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What pressure?

Some of those little air compressors might not be able to go high enough. I will have an air compressor onboard for air suspension, air horns, air ride seat, and for airing up tires. It is common to run air from a trucks air system for tire air pressure.

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