Originally Posted by jage
I carry a couple of chucks, on occasion I've found this valve stem and that chuck don't work together and nothing is worse than not being able to get air in your, or a companion's tires.
Funny, got caught up with various preparations for the trip, and went out and grabbed a crappy little pancake air compressor (110v) at the last minute. Just tossed the guage that came with it into the box-o-parts-n-tools. Later discovered it only went to 50lbs (thought I had another guage along, but didn't). To fill all four from 25 lbs (a good off-road Baja pressure in my opinion) back up to 75-ish would take nearly one hour. A clamp-on chuck would have saved my knees and made the experience less grueling. The hassle of airing up was such a concerned it kept me from airing down as often and as much as I should have. You may wonder how I came to the 25 lb determination. Had been running at 30-35. Ride was good, but found ourselves in some deep, soft beach sand one day when looking for a boondocking spot. Tide was heading back in and we were stuck (and a little worried). Lowered all four to 25, pointed toward the water where there was a nice rock area, and punched right out of the sand. Turned around on the wet rocks (dipping my rear tires into the surf), pointed at our outlet and punched right through the sand without the slightest effort (once the turbo spooled up). So, it seems 25 with my M/Ts was just about right and not too low to spin the tires on the rims or break a bead. Suspect I could have gone lower, but I've never gone so low with such a heavy vehicle that I didn't want to over do it. Anyway, getting a good air setup with several chucks, a powerful compressor, and good deflators, are at the top of my list right now (after I pay off all the associated costs of this trip first).
Second: A Tundra 4.2 CU refrigerator (if I don't modify my Nevercold so I can recharge it).