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I have a Ring RAC900 heavy duty 12v pump that connects , using clips , directly to the starter battery jump start points on my Peugeot van , they are not cheap but do the job well.

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I've also got a Ring RAC900 (do not confuse with the motoring organisation of the same name) as an emergency back up but must admit that I have never had to use it (fingers crossed).

Keith.

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3 hours ago, spiritoftheblues said:

Anyone recommend a battery powered tyre inflator suitable for a motorhome...

Are you interested in a tyre inflator that is powered from a 12-volt source (eg. a motorhome's starter or leisure battery) or a 'cordless' inflator of the type tested in this article?

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product-group-tests/89534/best-car-tyre-inflators-2023

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The only discussion I can find on this forum that mentions cordless tyre inflators was this 2022 thread.

This MHFun forum thread may also be worth reading.

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/good-tyre-pump.286356/

A GOOGLE-search on "motorhome" "cordless" tyre inflators will identify plenty of possibilities, but it is evident that some of these are unlikely to cope effectively with the high pressures most motorhome tyres are inflated to. It's also worth checking that adverts for cordless inflators that have a removable battery actually include the battery in the asking-price.

As motorhomes will generally have large-capacity starter and leisure 12V batteries, most owners will choose an inflator powered from one of those batteries rather than the cordless variety. The RING RAC900 inflator mentioned above has proved popular (and performed well in a MMM Magazine test) though I opted for the T-Max product shown here.

https://www.paddockspares.com/ba2641-t-max-air-compressor.html

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Ryobi markets several cordless inflators that use the 18V ONE+ battery

https://uk.ryobitools.eu/power-tools/inflators-and-compressors-1/

and there's a review of the Ryobi R18PI-0 inflator in the AutoExpress article I gave a link to earlier. 

There are also several relatively inexpensive inflators similar in appearance to the Xiaomi product Seth77 mentioned.

It all depends on what people want...

I wanted, if necessary, to be able to rapidly pump up a seriously deflated motorhome tyre to (say) 70psi. I have a number of 12V-powered inflators that will happily put 5psi in a car tyre to increase its pressure from 30psi to 35psi (though not quickly). However, none of those inflators can pump up a motorhome tyre from 30psi to 70psi - they just can't handle the high pressure.  

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I have a Ryobi One+ tyre inflator. It will top up a motorhome tyre from say 60 to 65 psi, but it takes several minutes, and causes my hand to ache from gripping the trigger. If you wanted to inflate a MH tyres from flat, it would take some time.

It is better for car tyres around 30 psi or so.

I have an RAC900 which I carry in the van. A really good portable tyre inflator that handles my MH tyres with ease.

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I use a Osaaer it looks like a power drill got it on Amazon for about £45 two years ago. Use it mainly for blowing up the tyres on our 2 electric bikes but it also gets used on the van with no problems getting 16 inch tyres up to 80 PSI. It's used a USB cable to recharge and the battery lasts for a very long time. We are more than happy with it ,used today as had the fourth puncture on the bikes this trip and not happy with that but the Osaaer makes light work unlike manual pump.

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Hi

Quite a few members of our Club purchased the MAKITA DMP180RT1J 18V 1 X 5.0AH LI-ION LXT CORDLESS INFLATOR and all reports are good . Sorry can't endorse it myself but the reports back are excellent

Regards 

Club best  Tyre pump.JPG

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I have a Guild cordless inflater (£40 from Argos). Bit slow but will inflate my tyres to 65psi (rated at 100psi I think) and also useful for bike tyres. First one lasted just over a year as I burnt it out inflating 2 completely flat tyres without giving it chance to cool down. Fine for boosting tyre pressures if van not been used for a while. Battery can be recharged on 12v and 240v

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On 06/07/2024 at 20:44, onecal said:

Hi

Quite a few members of our Club purchased the MAKITA DMP180RT1J 18V 1 X 5.0AH LI-ION LXT CORDLESS INFLATOR and all reports are good . Sorry can't endorse it myself but the reports back are excellent

Regards 

Club best  Tyre pump.JPG

It's perhaps worth observing that this is a far from cheap product unless one already has the battery and charger and can buy the inflator 'bare' (and even then not cheap!) 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-dmp180rt1j-18v-1-x-5-0ah-li-ion-lxt-cordless-inflator/865XR?tc=WT6

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I know you are asking for an electric pump, but realistically few "battery" pumps will have the power, longevity and performance to inflate a flat motorhome tyre to 80psi. My personal solution is a quality foot pump, the one I bought in 2003 when collecting my first Van. It always works doesn't blow fuses and takes up little space. Yes it does need a bit of physical effort and may take a little time to get there but it is reliable lightweight and inexpensive. 

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On 03/07/2024 at 17:39, spiritoftheblues said:

Anyone recommend a battery powered tyre inflator suitable for a motorhome. And any experience with any that are unsuitable.

Cheers

Hi, 

As I only got to try the MAKITA DMP180RT1J 18V over the last few days within the club I can definitely endorse it as a very effective battery operated tyre inflator suitable for motorhomes as you requested It's only one, there are loads of good ones out there 

The ones that are unsuitable, well there are so many, look at their reviews and be careful of some of their claims on their packaging (small print) One usually gets what you pay for, and usually the very cheap ones are not much use, and not designed for high pressure 

Happy hunting

Regards 

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7 hours ago, HymerVan said:

.... My personal solution is a quality foot pump, the one I bought in 2003 when collecting my first Van. It always works doesn't blow fuses and takes up little space. Yes it does need a bit of physical effort and may take a little time to get there but it is reliable lightweight and inexpensive. 

A 2013 O&AL forum discussion about non-electric tyre pumps that may be of general interest.

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/topic/28300-track-pump-or-foot-pump/

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