Tyre Pump

Why do you need to get the best tyre pump for your motorhome?

Motorhome tyres run at much higher pressures than standard car tyres, to 70+ PSI, due to the weight of the vehicle. This is roughly twice the pressure of a standard car tyre & means that car tyre pumps aren’t powerfull enough to fully inflate motorhome tyres.

Are Tyre Pressures Really That Important ?

Under-inflation is one of the leading causes of tyre failure. If the tyre pressure is too low, too much of the tyre’s surface area is in contact with the road, which increases friction.

Increased friction causes the tyre to overheat, which can lead to premature wear, tread separation and blowouts.

Tyre Blow Out

You never want to have the misfortune of a tyre blowout. It really can be a matter of life & death !

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is a very handy piece of kit to fit on your motorhome & shows you if you have a deflating tyre. Read this article – Motorhome Tyre Pressure Monitors

If you need to add air to your tyres, you need a proper tyre pump to do the job.

These are some of the best motorhome tyre pumps available on the market ;

Rink RAC900

The RAC900 Professional High Power Air Compressor is up to three minutes faster than a
standard compressor. It has proven performance & is used by many UK breakdown professionals.

The RAC900 can inflate a tyre in less than 90 seconds. Complete with industrial style brass nozzle, 7m coiled airline hose, quick release 12V battery clips, thermal overload protection and waterproof on / off switch. It can inflate to 100 psi/ 6.9 Bar – read more here – Full Description & features …….

 

GSPSCN Portable Digital Car Tyre Inflator

This pump uses a high-quality direct drive motor to drive the sturdy metal double cylinder pump, so it has a low rotating speed and highly efficient pump, giving a maximum pressure of 150PSI. With an air flow 70L/min it will inflate a standard vehicle tyre in 1.5 minutes (200/70/R18, 0-40psi) – read more here – Full Description & features …….

VEVOR 12V Adventurer Heavy Duty

The portable air compressor is a high output and heavy-duty pump. This compressor is capable of inflating large tyres quickly. It will re-inflate 4 large tyres in minutes.

Pressure gauge has easy press air bleed-off button for easy tyre deflation. Cast alloy air pump casting with cooling fins for quick heat dissipation. Built-in air filter assures only clean air enters the unit for extended operation life.

– read more here – Full Description & features …….

T-MAX 12V Air Compressor Tyre Pump

The T-Max 12 volt air compressor is a heavy duty, portable air compressor, capable of inflating large tyres quickly. Will easily pump an average 4×4 tyre from 15psi to 32psi in 1.5 minutes!

– read more here – Full Description & features …….

TIREWELL 12V Tyre Inflator

Tirewell double cylinder air compressor can quickly inflate your tyres upto a maximum pressure of 150PSI

This pump has high quality 11.5ft cigarette lighter power cord, with built-in 15A fuse 1.8ft inflation hose, with a screw connector that can be tightly connected to the tyre valve & inflates standard vehicle tyres in 2 minutes (195/65/R15, 0-35psi) – read more here – Full Description & features …….

 

Note To Remember

Note – Don’t attempt to inflate a motorhome tyre that is partly flat & needs blowing up with a standard car tyre pump. They do not have the power & it is likely that you will deflate the tyre even more, potentially leaving you stranded & unable to continue driving.

 

Rink RAC900

The RAC900 can inflate a tyre in less than 90 seconds. A flexible hose with quick inflate/deflate function and large gradient pressure gauge that has great accuracy is exactly what you would want from a heavy-duty compressor.

FEATURES

  • Up to 3x faster than a standard compressor
  • Inflates a standard car tyre to 35psi in under 90 secs
  • Pressure gauge in psi, kg/cm2 & bar for accurate inflation
  • Flexible hose with inflator/deflator and large gradient pressure gauge for accurate inflation
  • Industrial brass nozzle for secure fitment
  • 7m extendable airline hose that extends to the full length of long wheel base vehicles
  • Proven performance as used by leading UK breakdown professionals
  • Fitted with quick release 12V battery clips
  • Thermal overload protection
  • Waterproof on/off switch so it can be used in all weather conditions outdoors
  • Inline fuse to protect vehicle electronics
  • Anti-vibration rubber mounted feet for stable placement when inflating tyres
  • Carry handle
  • Comes with carry case and 2 year warranty

Most tyre pumps
connect to the valve on the tyre with a quick release mechanism having a rubber insert which, when squeezed by a lever, swells and seals against the thread on the valve. These are usually OK for car tyres, but not for the pressure required for motorhome tyres.

They can leak causing a loss of applied pressures & can make a slightly flat tyre deflate even further.

With the RING Automotive Air Compressor RAC900 the hose is attached by screwing the brass Schrader valve attachment onto the valve until it seals against a sealing ring. A valve attachment has a push and turn mechanism to allow the tyre to be deflated when the pressure is too high while the compressor is still attached to the wheel valve, with an instruction label attached to the pipe.

The gauge, with its brass push-together & quick-release coupling for joining to the yellow hose (shown below), is mounted at one end of a short black pipe while a Schrader valve connector is mounted at the other.

This pump’s compressor is driven by a powerful 12 volt electric motor. It can draw up to 23 amps from the battery. This is too much current for a cigar lighter socket, commonly fused at only 15 amps. So, don’t connect the wires to a cigar lighter plug.

To use it with a car the bonnet must be open and the battery cover removed to expose the battery terminals.

An in-line 30 amp fuse is fitted to the cable and it connects to the car battery with two substantial spring clips coloured BLACK and RED thus:

  • The BLACK clip attaches to the NEGATIVE(-ve) battery terminal (the one connected to the car body on most modern cars),
  • The RED clip attaches to the POSITIVE(+ve)battery terminal.

Tried & Tested performance by Auto Express

Ring’s RAC900 Professional High Power Air Compressor has been awarded 4.5 stars in the latest mini test from Auto Express. It beat the competition and has been named Auto Express’ pick.

Themini test pitched the RingRAC900 Air Compressor against a newly released product, and assessed both on inflation rate, hose and lead length, as well as the accessories that come with each. The RingRAC900 performed well across the board, being named “a great littlemachine”.

During inflation, “Ring has the edge”, adding 3PSI more per minute tothe tyre compared to the competition. The analogue gauge was “more accurate”,the air release valve was noted, as was the fact that “everything goes togethervia quality brass fittings”.

Overall, this strong performance led to the RAC900 being “our pick”, and earning 4.5 stars.

GSPSCN Portable Digital Car Tyre Inflator

Features The GSPSCN
double cylinder air compressor can quickly inflate your tyres when
the tyre has a slow leak or tyre is below the recommended pressure. This pump uses a
high-quality direct drive motor to drive the sturdy metal double
cylinder, so it is a low rotating speed and high efficiency pump, with the power needed to meet most tyres pressure requirements

The LED light
design makes for easy use even in the dark and make sure you can be seen in
an emergency to avoid any potential dangers.

This pump
has cigarette lighter with built-in 25A fuse (with spare fuse) , 11.5ft
cigarette lighter power cord, 1.8ft inflation tube, high-quality screw
connector can be tightly connected to the tyre gas mouth, inflates
standard vehicle tyre in 2 minutes (200/70/R18, 0-40psi), swingable
handle is a feature, accessories includes battery clamp and 3 adapters
for bicycles, balls, pool toys, sporting equipment, etc., as well as
fine Oxford bag for convenient storage and carry.

4.GSPSCN
is a professional air compressor brand, We offer the most comprehensive
line of air compressors & air accessories for on-road, off-road and
industrial markets.

  • FAST INFLATION: GSPSCN Heavy Duty Double cylinder design, maximum pressure 150PSI, air flow 70L/min, inflates standard vehicle tyre in 1.5 minutes (200/70/R18, 0-40psi)
  • STABILITY TECHNOLOGY: Rubber feet to make sure the 12V air pump stays where it is placed and does not move around during operation, make the air compressor more powerful, effectively reduce the vibration and noise
  • DOUBLE CYLINDERS DIRECT DRIVE INFLATION PUMP: In the direct drive of the motor, the two cylinders at the same time compressed air, powerful and fast inflatable, also direct-drive motor makes the drive low rotating speed, high efficiency, compact, quiet and stability, and easy to control
  • WORKS: particularly suitable for SUVs, trucks, vans, RVs, crossovers, MPVs, campers,Auto, trailers, minivans, also can use for cars, motorcycles, golf carts, bicycles, and more
  • EQUIPPED: with 3M cigarette lighter switch and 3M extension hose and high quality battery clamp, extension hose meet the needs of the long-wheelbase vehicle inflatable, battery clamp connect directly to your vehicle battery, power tyre inflator and other 12-volt devices, like vacuum, coffee maker, and more.

Specifications

Power: DC12V, 25A

Max pressure: 150PSI

Air flow: 70L/min

Measurement: 9.4 x 4.4x 7 inches

Package Weight: 7.2 lb

TIREWELL 12V Tyre Inflator

Tirewell double cylinder air compressor can quickly inflate your car tyres when the tyre leaks or tire pressure is insufficient, this pump uses a high-quality direct drive motor to drive the sturdy metal double cylinder, so it is a low rotating speed and high efficiency pump, Powerful power can meet most car tyres.

This pump has high quality 11.5ft cigarette lighter power cord, with built-in 15A fuse 1.8ft inflation hose, with a screw connector that can be tightly connected to the tyre valve & inflates standard vehicle tyres in 2 minutes

(195/65/R15, 0-35psi), sponge wrapped handle is a feature, accessories includes battery clamp and 3 adapters for bicycles, balls, pool toys, sporting equipment, etc., as well as fine Oxford bag for convenient storage and carry.

TIREWELL is a professional air compressor brand, We offer the most

comprehensive line of air compressors & air accessories for on-road,

off-road and industrial markets.

 

  • FAST INFLATION: maximum pressure 150PSI, air flow 2.12CFM@0PSI, inflates standard vehicle tyre in 2 minutes (195/65/R15, 0-35psi)
  • STABILITY TECHNOLOGY: fuselage with four-rod design, effectively reduce the vibration and noise, rubber feet to make sure the air pump stays where it is placed and does not move around during operation, make the air compressor more powerful
  • DOUBLE CYLINDERS DIRECT DRIVE INFLATION PUMP: In the direct drive of the motor, the two cylinders at the same time compressed air, powerful and fast inflatable, also direct-drive motor makes the drive low rotating speed, high efficiency, compact, quiet and stability, and easy to control
  • WORKS: particularly suitable for SUVs, trucks, vans, RVs, crossovers, MPVs, campers, trailers, minivans, also can use for cars, motorcycles, golf carts, bicycles, and more
  • EQUIPPED with 5M extension hose and high quality battery clamp, extension hose meet the needs of the long-wheelbase vehicle inflatable, battery clamp connect directly to your vehicle battery, power tire inflator and other 12-volt devices, likevacuum, coffee maker, and more

 

Specifications

  • Power: DC12V, 15A
  • Max pressure: 150PSI
  • Air flow: 2.12CFM@0PSI (50L@0PSI )
  • Measurement: 12.67 x 6.91x 8.19 inches
  • Weight: 8.36lbs

With 20 years manufacturing experience, our factory has 450 employees and over 30 engineer designers. Our commitment is to consistently deliver performance, reliability and value to our customers. Choosing TIREWELL means choosing safety on the road.

Tirewell tyre inflator is reliable and durable and for you to maintain the correct tyre pressure and to ensure traffic safety

VEVOR 12V Adventurer Heavy Duty Portable Air Compressor Tyre Pump

The portable air compressor is a high output and heavy-duty pump. This compressor is capable of inflating large tyres quickly. It will re-inflate 4 large tyres in minutes. The type of aire compressor is not the same as the 12v pumps you see at the petrol station. Pressure gauge has easy press air bleed-off button for easy tyre deflation. Cast alloy air pump casting with cooling fins for quick heat dissipation. Built-in air filter assures only clean air enters the unit for extended operation life.
Feature:Stainless Steel pump valves;High performance PTFE piston ring; Easy to utilize single stage Overheating, Protection
Circuit: The unit is equipped with an automatic protection device. In the event the unit reaches an unsafe operating temperature, a protection circuit will cut power to prevent damage to the unit if the protection circuit activates, immediately disconnect the unit from the power source and allow it to cool.
The unit will cool in approximately 15 minutes, depending on environmental condition. The protection circuit will automatically reset itself when the temperature;
High altitude and certain air temperatures can negatively affect the unit’s performance.
Extra Caution: Small Tires, Bicycles And Sorts Balls:Take care when inflating small objects. Pay more attention to the pressure gauge and be prepared to stop the unit quickly when the recommended inflation pressure is reached.

 

Product description

12V 150PSI
Adventurer Portable Air Compressor 4X4 Tyre Pump 160L/min Heavy-duty

How To Use

Place the unit on a dry surface. Attach the air filter to the front of the unit and tighten by hand. Connect the air supply hose to the unit using the quick connect fitting.

Connect the Red power clip to a positive 12 volt battery terminal Connect the black power clip to a negative ground point.

Check to ensure the valve stem is clean and with no dirt.

Connect the air hose by screwing the brass inflator onto the tire valve stem. Only tighten the inflator with your fingers. Do not use any tools because you may damage the inflator or the valve stem.

Turn the compressor switch to “on” and let air flow into the tire.

Watch the gauge closely, and stop the motor when the manufacturer’s recommended pressure is reached.

Remove the inflator from the valve stem. Remember to replace the valve cover on this stem.

Disconnect the power cord. Remove air filter.

Allow the compressor to cool and place neatly in the carry bag.

Keep the unit in the dry space.

Specifications

Air Flow: 160 Liters per Minute

Power: 540W

Amperage: 45 Amps

Working Pressure: 150 PSI

Cylinder Diameter: 2.36″ / 60mm

PA Pipe: 22.96ft / 7m

Battery Wire Clip: 79″ / 2m

Hose: 26.24ft / 8m

Net Weight: 17.6lb / 7.98kg

Gross Weight: 17.62lb / 7.99kg

Product Dimension:
15” x 11” x 11” / 381 x 279 x 279mm

Package Dimension:
15.35” x 11.42” x 11.02” / 390 x 290 x 280 mm

T-MAX 12V Air Compressor Tyre Pump

The T-Max 12 volt air compressor is a heavy duty, portable air compressor, capable of inflating large tyres quickly.

Will easily pump an average 4×4 tyre from 15psi to 32psi in 1.5 minutes!

Don’t compare with the cheap plastic bodied pumps.

These all-metal pumps are far superior and will last for years!

Complete with coiled yellow air hose and pressure gauge with a solid brass snap-on fitting to the compressor and secure screw-on fitting on the tyre valve fitting. Has a built-in tyre deflation valve feature.

Comes with 3 nozzle adapters for inflating air beds and inflatables. Heavy duty 2.4 metre power cord with battery clamps and in-line 30 amp fuse. Can be permanently mounted and hard wired if required. Supplied in handy canvas storage/carry bag.

Product description

Specifications: Max Air Flow: 72 litres p/minute, 50LPM @ 30PSI, Max Voltage: 13.8volt, Max Amp
Draw: 30A, Max Working Pressure: 150 PSI, Max Restart Pressure: 200 PSI, Max Ambient Temperature: 60°C, Min Ambient Temperature: -40°C, Max Duty Cycle Time: 40 mins @ 30 PSI @ 22°C

      • Length: 270mm (+ 30mm with air filter attached), Width: 140mm, Height 185mm
      Size and Weight: Weight: 5Kg,

 

 

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