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Best mobile air compressor unit for Overland travel?

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These things get hot after running a while (I'm sure they all do). Heat rises, and normally when using this thing the lid is open so heat can escape. I don't know if overheating would be an issue if you were running it with the can on its side. That would be my concern.

I could see storing it on its side, but then taking it down and putting it on the ground when needed.
The can looks large enough to mount a small 12v computer fan to the side of the ammo can and wire it in to the compressor switch. That way it will blow cool air over the compressor while it runs.
 

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I like my Viair 400P Automatic. Airs up my 33s quickly and the automatic shutoff function helps keep it cooler when moving from tire to tire. I don't like the bag though and am thinking about hard mounting it inside a hard case if I can find one that will accommodate the compressor, hose, and inflator.
I just got a 400P Auto as well, did you ever find a good container for it? just curious as I'm not a huge fan of the Meltable Nylon bag either, I'd rather be able to put it away quickly after use.
 

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I like my Viair 400P Automatic. Airs up my 33s quickly and the automatic shutoff function helps keep it cooler when moving from tire to tire. I don't like the bag though and am thinking about hard mounting it inside a hard case if I can find one that will accommodate the compressor, hose, and inflator.
I just got a 400P Auto as well, did you ever find a good container for it? just curious as I'm not a huge fan of the Meltable Nylon bag either, I'd rather be able to put it away quickly after use.
I have the Viair 440p & use it on my Jeep with 37s & it works great. I also use it on both my vans that I run 35s on… can’t really tell the difference when I need to air back up between tire sizes, maybe 1 to 2mins max. Guess I need to time it with my watch the next time out. After seeing the ammo box set up I may consider going away from the bag. But so far the canvas bad has worked fine.
 
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I just got a 400P Auto as well, did you ever find a good container for it? just curious as I'm not a huge fan of the Meltable Nylon bag either, I'd rather be able to put it away quickly after use.
If the 400 model has the same dimensions as the 88P model, then use a surplus 400 round ammo can. This is what I use, and it has room for the 6 foot extension hose and some small accessories. Water proof and offers good protection to the unit.
 

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I just got a 400P Auto as well, did you ever find a good container for it? just curious as I'm not a huge fan of the Meltable Nylon bag either, I'd rather be able to put it away quickly after use.
I have not found a better container yet. I don't mind a soft bag, but would prefer one less flimsy and more durable.