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Old 05 October 2012, 16:49   #1
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What's best air inflator/pump?

Just looking for good value electric pump to inflate tubes, looked at some but want something that will last but not break the bank
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Old 06 October 2012, 02:58   #2
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do not think you have too much choice ..
I had a Bravo HD digital pump for my Bombard Aerotec which I sold with the boat and to get the 170mb into my Searider toobs I use the Bravo analog pump and I am happy .
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Old 06 October 2012, 05:34   #3
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Another vote for bravo

Not cheap but will easily sell second hand if you ever want to (unlike unbranded inflators)
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Do a search on here for pumps. You'll find a consistent thumbs for Bravo
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Old 06 October 2012, 16:17   #5
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I bought one last week and should have bought one years ago, very happy.

Just make sure you don't get the base model as it only has the high pressure part of the pump so is very slow, you want one with a two stage system.
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Old 06 October 2012, 16:24   #6
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I got a 1.5hp electric air compressor from B&Q with a 5ltr air tank & acessory kit for 100. I pressurise my thunderat with it & it takes no time at all! I ended up using it for the car tyres too so saves me some time with that too!

Not sure if your looking for one you plug into a car or plug socket? but the B&Q compressors brilliant!
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Old 06 October 2012, 18:09   #7
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Borrowed mates large stirrup pump today and to be honest didn't take long to inflate the 3chambers. Anybody else use manual pumps?less money did job well
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Bravo 9 foot pump & Alu 4 hand pump works very well, you decide foot or hand, the Alu 4 has a attached pressure gauge. If going electric Bravo 0V10, inflates straight up to 3.5 psi. All mentioned pumps are well priced.

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I got a 1.5hp electric air compressor from B&Q with a 5ltr air tank & acessory kit for 100. I pressurise my thunderat with it & it takes no time at all! I ended up using it for the car tyres too so saves me some time with that too!

Not sure if your looking for one you plug into a car or plug socket? but the B&Q compressors brilliant!
What adapter do you use between the compressor hose and rib inflator valves?
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Old 08 October 2012, 13:50   #10
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What adapter do you use between the compressor hose and rib inflator valves?
Its a valve from a car tyre & just has a little electrical tape wrapped around the end to pad it out. It works perfect for me but depends what size your valves are

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