Overland free for all thread

Discussion in 'Overlanding / Off-Road' started by Strigidae, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. DYSPHORIC JOY

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    By buschcraft, I think you are right.
     
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    Bought a harbor freight 12v 150 PSI air compressor and used it last night. Aside from getting super hot and some of the fittings being plastic and loose it worked. Took about 2 minutes per tire to go fro 25 -50 PSI. At 60$ it may be a viable option for those that dont have one or balk at the 200$ plus cost of the "good" ones.
     
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    Factor 55. Im in love with their products.
     
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    I ended up with Viair 88P that wasn't very expensive. The whole thing with 10ft. hose fits in an ammo can.
     
  5. Strigidae

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    Thats what i wanted but the sensible wife wanted to get the harbor freight one. Was hoping that it would blow up but it didnt.
     
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    I have a small Blue Hawk compressor from Lowes that will run off an inverter. It was $80 with a brad nailer. It only requires 2 amps to run. It is basically an inflator with a built in two gallon tank.
     
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    This is how I overland! You can't really tell from this angle, but there is a creek that I had just crossed behind the car.
    [​IMG]1022161832 by , on Flickr
     
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    ...... it will....right when you are out in the arse of nowhere and desperately need it to work....! ;)
     
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    Mine was like $50 or $60 tops.
     
  10. Strigidae

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    Thats what i paid. Hmmm was thinking they were close to 200$ for the good ones.
     
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    That looks really similar to my Viair. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    What type of battery does every one suggest? It'll need to run a winch and radio so far.
     
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    I'm not the person to ask. My last battery was purchased in an emergency situation so the criteria consisted of, "does it fit". However, a simple dual battery set up is in my future, possibly with a little solar panel up top, but nothing to crazy. I want to be able to remove the panel when needed, but that's my only requirement.
     
  16. Strigidae

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    HA HA!

    Thats in the works for us as well but not right now.
     
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    I'm hoping to put together the pinnacle of a simplified dual system. I'll definitely report back how it goes.
     
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    Yep, dual system..!! I have two batteries, one is start and the normal needs, the other is wired to my power outlets for the fridge, work lights and power sockets for anything else I need to run. I also have a switch on the dash to switch the start to the auxiliary battery if I have done something stupid and lost power in the main. It was useful as the main battery was on the way out (got 7yrs out of it) and fading away in the garage.
     
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    The best air compressor for the money I have used is the MV50, the best bang for the buck has been the 12v Puma. It can run air tools. The MV50 is slightly less powerful than the single ARB compressor and the PUMA is only slightly less powerful than the Twin ARB air tank kit. If I had the space I would be running the PUMA, but I have ran the PUMA on two different rigs. Its a beast for the money same size compressor as the Outback Extreme. I really liked the Dual ARB kit but it was damn heavy and bulky to pack up. I only have 33's so the single ARB OBA setup works for me right now. But if I was running 35's + it would have to be the PUMA, ARB Twin, or CO'2.

    MV50 $50
    Puma $250
    ARB Single $325
    ARB Dual with air tank $815
     
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    Saw the super safety siphon used on dirt every day and it seems like an awesome addition to anyone using jerry cans to refuel.
     
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