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Stiupid beginner question. I recently piked up a starter compressor. The Viair 88p. tested it out, pretty decent starter compressor.

One note, the hose is permanently attached from what I can tell. Meaning it is not serviceable/replacable if it breaks, gets a hole too big to patch. Which leads me to my question. Is it safe to store this full time in the bed of my truck (has a topper)? Will the heat/cold damage the hose long term? Or is it better to only put it in the truck when I plan to go out and have a need to air down and need to air back up somehow?

Overthinking I am sure but that is what the beginner section is for.
 
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Hi Steve,

There are no stupid beginner questions. Just ask, we are all happy to help here. And it is better to ask once more than to break anything.

I also once had a Viair compressor and did as @TahoePPV said. Simply transported it in the bag that came with it - no problems.

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The hoses last a long time. I have had a pvc hose suddenly break into several pieces without warning after about 14 years of good use though. It was stored in the Jeep. I have an identical compressor that the hose is still good on. It is about the same age so I replaced the hose on it. It will be used for my wife's car. I now have an ARB twin and a modified Smittybilt for my truck and Jeep.
 
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All of the above- I had a cheapo compressor I kept in the vehicle for over 5 years. I gave it to a neighbor so he’d stop bugging me to use my shop compressor. I replaced it with a Viar upper shelf compressor and have kept that in the vehicle now for over 7 years.. BTW, my neighbor still bugs me for air. Lol
 
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I have the 88P model also, but mine came in a box,...no bag. I chose to use a military surplus 400 round ammo can for my compressor storage. It fits in it with no problem, is waterproof/resistant, and has room in the can for their 6 foot extension hose also along with some small accessories. It is easy to pack, and gives good protection to the compressor. For me, this was what I was looking for, as a bag was better than a box, and a ammo can was better than a bag.
 

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I have the 88P model also, but mine came in a box,...no bag. I chose to use a military surplus 400 round ammo can for my compressor storage. It fits in it with no problem, is waterproof/resistant, and has room in the can for their 6 foot extension hose also along with some small accessories. It is easy to pack, and gives good protection to the compressor. For me, this was what I was looking for, as a bag was better than a box, and a ammo can was better than a bag.
Funny how what they ship seems to have 2 models called 88p. Mine came with the bag (too small!) and a non-coiled hose even though pics often show self coiled. No issues, it reaches both rear tires on my tacoma double cab long bed.

I bought a plastic ammo case cause it was cheaper than the metal and I neglected to check ALL dimensions. It narrows and the bottom and it doesn't fit. I returned it and just decided to put it in the same storage case I leave in the bed that has some bungee cords, zip ties, flashlight, other assorted tie downs.
 

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Funny how what they ship seems to have 2 models called 88p. Mine came with the bag (too small!) and a non-coiled hose even though pics often show self coiled. No issues, it reaches both rear tires on my tacoma double cab long bed.

I bought a plastic ammo case cause it was cheaper than the metal and I neglected to check ALL dimensions. It narrows and the bottom and it doesn't fit. I returned it and just decided to put it in the same storage case I leave in the bed that has some bungee cords, zip ties, flashlight, other assorted tie downs.
I looked at both 30 and 50 caliber cans. I liked the 50 a bit better, because I was looking at hard mounting the compressor in it, then space for the hose and cord. I stopped because I’ve been starting to take a harder look at the amount of stuff, and weight, I’m carrying. Five pounds here and there adds up.
 
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I looked at both 30 and 50 caliber cans. I liked the 50 a bit better, because I was looking at hard mounting the compr in it, then slave for the hose and cord. I stopped because I’ve been starting to take a harder look at the amount of stuff, and weight, I’m carrying. Five pounds here and there adds up.
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I purchased the Vivair extension hose because I have a 22 foot duckbill flatbed along with my extended cab Silverado, so reaching from under the hood to the battery, and to the back 40 (tandam axle) was stretching things a bit:blush:
 

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