I'll have you know that I do have a pickup truck. :)
I did get this AAA 300psi pump. It was cheap, about $10.00 off on
Amazon.com. So I bought it so I could get an idea how it performed.
Tried it on my truck, all of my tires needed 20psi more to refill. Took
me almost an hour to fill them.
Zizzle that Fire - it's Zizzle Time !!!!!!!
Quite often the pumps that only put out up to 40 or 50PSI will pump up a
tire much faster. A pump capable of 300PSI is either going to be ten
times the size, or pump slow like yours. Why do people need 300PSI
anyway? My van takes... 70 or 80 psi, but 300???
lived it took forever to pump up.
A good bicycle pump will get you through. Not a joy, but easier and
faster than the foot pumps. They are reliable, and that trumps a pump
that decided to go useless.
Myself, a can of fix-a-flat in the trunk. And a regular air compressor
If getting a bicycle pump, try to find a 'fat' pump so it's pumping more
cfs (cubic feet per stroke). The skinny ones didn't come around until
bicycles with narrow tires came around. The narrow tires took about
100# and were hard to pump with a large hand pump.
NOT A BICYCLE PUMP: Those are for low volume, high pressure. They will
give you a heart attack instead of a workout. Pumps for automotive
tires are high volume, low pressure. I havent seen a decent 12v
compressor made by anyone but I do use one I picked up at Wal Mart.
The last one I got has held in there pretty good,
My old Porsche 944 came with a collapsible spare tire and an electric
pump rather than a full sized spare or donut. I actually had to use
it once and it worked fine, although it's definitely an "emergency
They're also quite expensive to purchase, even used :/
In the mid 70s they had little CO2 bottles in the car to blow up the
spare but they were pretty hard to get refilled so it was one flat per
I suppose you could get one of those CO2 bottles they sell for framing
nailers. For years I had an old Freon tank I used for blowing up tires
(air in it). You can go to any garage and fill that back up.
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