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On Board Air Options?

Anybody mount a compressor(s) for on board air (OBA)? Curious what you all have had good luck/experience with.

Iíve run across VIAIR and ARB units.

Iím leaning toward a dual compressor setup so I could use air tools if desired as well to be able to air up gooseneck or 5er tires a bit faster.




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The one I had on my last truck looked like a viair one but I'm 99% sure it was a knock off version of them. It was plumbed into a 5 gallon air tank and ran my air suspension, train horns and used it for filling tires and releasing air brakes on trailers. Being a single compressor it wasnt super fast but was ways faster then the small plug in 12v compressors. The air tank helped a lot and the compressor would run non stop for half hour that I know of and was still going strong after 4 years when I got rid of the truck. My only regrets are not taking the air system off the truck before it left

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You might want to look into getting a 100% Duty Cycle compressor, that way you shouldn't have many issues with it.
I'll be getting one when my current compressor quits.
Not sure about the Duty Cycle of the compressor I have on the truck I drive daily, however it has been on there for the last 10 years & it's been used daily & still going. I just need to get a larger air tank.
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I have the ViAir Rv model but not permanently connected. It is very nice, built like a brick shouse. Like it a lot.
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You might want to look into getting a 100% Duty Cycle compressor, that way you shouldn't have many issues with it.

I'll be getting one when my current compressor quits.

Not sure about the Duty Cycle of the compressor I have on the truck I drive daily, however it has been on there for the last 10 years & it's been used daily & still going. I just need to get a larger air tank.


What size tank you going to go with?


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I got the viair twin 100% duty cycle kit but haven't installed it yet. I was planning to put it all under the truck on the passenger side but worry about the compressors under there with the salt they put on the roads here. Wheres everyone else mounting the compressor? Now I'm thinking the tank under the truck and the compressors in the bed under my tool box. Just worried about theft if they show.
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I'm looking at a 5 gallon tank minimum.
10 gallons would be better.
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I'm looking at a 5 gallon tank minimum.

10 gallons would be better.


I was told 5 min...not sure how the amount of room will be under there...to get compressors and tank in a good secure area. If 10 would be doable



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I got the viair twin 100% duty cycle kit but haven't installed it yet. I was planning to put it all under the truck on the passenger side but worry about the compressors under there with the salt they put on the roads here. Wheres everyone else mounting the compressor? Now I'm thinking the tank under the truck and the compressors in the bed under my tool box. Just worried about theft if they show.
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You might want to look into finding a plastic housing or two to contain the compressor & tank. There by keeping tank and compressor semi- protected from road salt. Mounting the compressor in the bed under the bed box presents it's own issues, collecting water & debris around the mounting points. Again a plastic housing would be a good idea.
Now depending on what all is inside the bed box, maybe you could mount the compressor inside it. It would keep it safe, & fairly debris free. Still look into a housing to protect it. Look into bulkhead fittings to go through the box, & remote mount the quick connect, & a tank drain ball valve. Use a ball valve as a tank drain as the little 1/4" npr valves are crap & don't last long. Just a few ideas & observations.

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Check out Extreme Outback Products. All very good compressors, just decide how much air you need/want.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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Check out Extreme Outback Products. All very good compressors, just decide how much air you need/want.


Iíve heard good things about ARB as well



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Iíve heard good things about ARB as well
Nowhere near as much to pick from, as ARB isn't in the compressor business per se.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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