Handy Air Compressor Accessories to Take on Camping Trips

Portable compressors for air are very handy tools not only for vehicle owners but for off-roaders and campers as well. These portable compressors have a number of uses other than supplying emergency air for flat tires. They can also be used to inflate air mattresses and other inflatable recreational toys.

I remember when my best bud went camping with his family. They packed everything for an overnight camping trip save for a portable air compressor. They had bought with them a manual foot pump and by the time that they were inflating the third air mattress, it was almost midnight and they would have given anything for a 12 volt compressor.

Here are some accessories that might come in handy the next time you go out camping:

1. Portable air tanks. This is probably the most useful compressor accessory that you can bring out to camp. Portable air tanks store compressed air and can be used in the outdoors when you have no access to electricity to power on your air compressor. If you’re going off-roading during your camp, this air compressor accessory can also be used to re-inflate your tires and bring the pressure back up to required level of highway speeds, or inflating your footballs, basketballs and even your air mattresses.

2. Accessory kits. This contains a whole bunch of useful compressor accessories in one kit. There are a lot of accessory kits available from 25 pieces accessory kits to 9 pieces kit set. The set includes nozzles, air locks, plugs, male and female couplings, tapered inflation nozzle, safety nozzles and a whole lot more. It’s like an all-in-one kit for your air compressor accessories needs. You’ll never know when disaster strikes therefore you always need to be prepared for whatever comes.

3. Retractabe Air Hose. Hoses are always a welcome accessory for compressors. Wherever you are and wherever your compressor may be, a hose is always needed to especially if you don’t have extension cords. Retractable air hose are advised than reel types since they are more handy and convenient.

If you don’t want to suffer the same fate as my friend’s, do yourself a favor and bring a 12 volt compressor and its matching air compressor accessories the next time you go out camping.

“I learned my lesson,” my friend concluded. “I will certainly have one along on all future camping trips. I have a 12 volt compressor as standard equipment in each of my vehicles. “