Live. Work. Dream.: Best 12v DC air compressor for RVers

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WASHINGTON — Sitting on the side of the Cassiar Highway with my back to the brush where Grizzlies roam, waiting for a cheap no-name 12v air compressor to top off our spare tire while holding the inflator in place made me realize one important fact. We needed a decent DC air compressor, once and for all. So I did my homework.

What is the best portable DC air compressor?
It needed to have a 12v power adapter, for situations just like that one on our Alaska RVing adventure. It had to be compact to fit in our truck toolbox. And it needed to inflate truck tires up to 80 lbs., in less than a week.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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