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I even found a use for the tank...a custom rocket ship for my 1 yo grandson!
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Two cautions about a California Air Tools air compressor. I’ve had one for about a year before it burnt up. If you you do keep it energized at all times you will not have a warranty. Sounds strange but true. It’s in the fine print in a longer set of words. The second perverse problem is that it is SO quiet. If for any reason there is a large air leak in the system you likely will not hear the compressor running unless you are in a silent environment. If that happens the motor will burn up filling your bays with smoke and potentially cause a fire. I know.

I certainly acknowledge the quietness and low cost of th CAT air compressor. If you do choose to buy one make sure you put in a smoke detector in the area. A smoke detector is not a bad idea if it’s far enough from your AquaHot.

As an ex-user I will say I was happy because of its low price and it’s quietness but if you have a tight air system and a 3 to 5 gallon surge tank the air compressor should not run any more often than once a day even if you have an air operated toilet. Strange but I now like to hear my air compressor come on and shut off.

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Interestingly, I was thinking of installing the quiet Cal when I pull the muffler and go straight pipe "a la SFideli" (no, that's not an Italian dish). Noise is relative, I guess. Well, some of mine are pretty noisy, anyway.
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Interestingly, I was thinking of installing the quiet Cal when I pull the muffler and go straight pipe "a la SFideli" (no, that's not an Italian dish). Noise is relative, I guess. Well, some of mine are pretty noisy, anyway.
I've got an MBRP resonator, nothing else, on mine and it sounds awesome, especially with the Jake on, but in the campground sometimes I feel pretty awkward running it to build air. But then the next guy over fires up his brodozer with shopvac-edition turbo and straight pipe to go into town for more eye shadow at 7am every day, so who really cares?
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My onboard Gast works well enough to air-up the coach, or just the dump valves using it's own tank.

For tire top-off I'm using a CO2 tank from PowerTank with a 250PSI regulator. Not the cheapest solution by far - but it's quick, portable, and requires no power. I filled the tank early last year - plenty still left.

https://powertank.com/collections/rv-motorhome
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I've got an MBRP resonator, nothing else, on mine and it sounds awesome, especially with the Jake on, but in the campground sometimes I feel pretty awkward running it to build air. But then the next guy over fires up his brodozer with shopvac-edition turbo and straight pipe to go into town for more eye shadow at 7am every day, so who really cares?
Good point. I hear that most everywhere, but I still feel a twinge of embarrassment when I'm sitting there growling for several minutes.
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