Keeping your tires properly inflated is key to safety on the road. This is especially true for bigger vehicles such as RVs and motorhomes. We found that over our years of travel, how difficult it was to find businesses that we could easily access Air. Many gas stations have Air tucked into small parking spaces OR in the rear of the business where we could not get into towing our RV. OR when we arrive to the business to air up the tires and the pressure will not go high enough for our RV or truck tires.
Over the years, we have heard many of our trusted, experienced RVing friends rave about how much they loved their VIAIR. I had been using a cheaper quality brand for a couple of years and was anxious to see how it compared to the VIAIR. This unit had been on my wish list for quite a while. So we were excited to try it out and see the difference for ourselves.
VIAIR makes a wide range of higher end quality air compressors. This 450P-RV model was specifically designed with RV needs in mind. The VIAIR air compressor is MUCH higher quality than other compressors I have used. What makes it better than others is the higher quality components, better air flow, enhanced features, greater flexibility, increased ease of use and lower noise. We are very impressed with the quality of the VIAIR air compressor so we are very happy to be able to share this review with you guys.
If you’re an avid RVer like we are, you would likely find that either the 450P or the 450 model would suit well for your needs. Both of these are quality products that do the job VERY well. The main difference is the volume of air flow and running time. The 400 provides a higher rate of air flow but the 450P-RV can run for longer, up to 40 minutes of continuous use.
VIAIR makes some of the best quality portable, automatic air compressors on the market. We love how quick and easy it is to inflate our tires. The attachments make it easier to reach my valves. They can move forward and backward easily. This saves us so much time. We also love that it’s quiet and does not disturb our campground neighbors in the morning when we air up our RV tires before hitting the road.
You can also use the VIAIR for inflating kayaks, Standup Paddle Boards (SUPs) and other inflatable toys and devices.
Our Thoughts? This is a powerful, high quality air compressor that does the job VERY well. Now we totally “get” why the Viair is such a popular item among experienced RVers. Once you use it, it’s also easy to see why the VIAIR is well worth the higher price. Especially if you are doing extended travel and checking a lot of tires like on the RV, like us. Compared to our old system, I love this VIAIR so much more.