VIAIR’s Adventure Series showcases a new collection of segment-specific Onboard Air goodness tailored for every kind of outdoor enthusiast out there. In light of the recent off-road renaissance, the Overlanding OBA’s debut as the first piece of this series – we’ve put together 4 high-performance kits to service everyone in need of onboard air in their rig, whether it’s a daily driver or a self-reliant fortress on wheels.
Purpose-driven Design and Standard Features
The Overlanding OBA’s were designed with space-efficiency, toughness and simplicity in mind. The Escapade models provide a compact option for those with space constraints while the Expedition and Mission-Critical models come with air tanks and a variety of accessories that allow for a more customized setup. All kits feature IP67 rated compressors, sealed relays and sealed pressure switches – what does all of that mean? Well, it means you can take an excursion through sand, mud, snow, cross rivers and still be able to use your air system time after time, whenever you need it most – check them out!
Escapade Heavy-Duty and Escapade Constant-Duty
These 2 ultra-compact kits are designed for the Overlander who’s tight on space but still needs a reliable source of high-performance onboard air for their vehicle. Both come standard with a sealed relay, 6ft. of airline and an air filter remote mount kit, so the compressor can live in less-than-clean places like the engine bay or the underside of the vehicle (be sure to mount the air filter away from the elements if you’re going that route!).
The extruded aluminum tank stores 1/4 gallon of air at 150PSI and has 8 serviceable ports, allowing a multi-function setup for things like air lockers, load levelers or even a secondary quick-connect coupler. We also included a blow gun for cleaning those dirty calipers, engine bay crevices and making sure the interior is somewhat clean before you head home.
What’s the difference between Heavy and Constant-Duty?
The Heavy-Duty model features our 33% duty 400C compressor, pushing air at a strong 2.62CFM to finish the task quickly. It can run continuously for up to 20 minutes and we recommend a max tire size of 35”. The Constant-Duty model features our 100% duty 450C compressor, a “marathoner” unit that pushes 1.80CFM and can operate for up to 1 hour (!) before needing rest, with a max recommended tire size of 37”.
Appealing to the avid Overlander, the Expedition High-Pressure OBA gets to work at a whopping 200PSI from a 2.5 gallon tank. It’s powered by our worldly known, 100% duty 444C – a tough, reliable unit wildly popular in the demanding world of air suspension.
Apart from fast tire inflation rates on tires up to 37”, this performance combo allows you to run air tools, pop beads, setup inflatables and a whole array of pneumatic tasks including air lockers and load levelers. The system can be monitored and activated from the driver’s seat using the dash panel gauge, crouch-free tire inflation is made possible via a 40” hose with digital tire gun combo, and a blowgun gets all cleaning tasks done.
This kit comes with all accessories needed for install: mounting bracket, tank port fittings kit, compression fittings, coupler and stud and enough airline to relocate the air filter and make sure the air outlet can be mounted wherever is most convenient. As far as electrical, you’ll find a sealed relay and pressure switch, ANL fuse holder for up to 6-Gauge wires and 20ft. of 12-Gauge wire to connect the dash panel gauge.
This is a great product for those who get out often and want a capable, versatile onboard air kit.
Mission-Critical High Flow
The name says it all. Meant for the serious Overlander who won’t settle for anything less than the best, the Mission-Critical OBA is a fast-filling, self-reliant onboard air powerhouse. This 150PSI system operates from a 2 gallon tank at a speedy flow rate of 4.55CFM made possible by a sleek pair of Chrome 400C compressors.
Tire inflation doesn’t get much faster: the high flow nature of the system can handle 40” tires without breaking a sweat, not to mention air tools, bladder jacks, air lockers, air bags and all kinds of pneumatic tasks that will leave your friends consumed with envy. We included the full lineup of accessories from our popular RVS line to assure the most convenient tire inflation: primary and extension coil hoses, 40” chuck, digital inflation gun, 45-degree chuck for dually tires and a blow gun for cleaning those pesky crevices you can never get to.
The install accessories include: 2 mounting brackets, tank port fittings kit, T-fitting, compression fittings, coupler and stud and enough airline to relocate the air filters and assure the air outlet can be mounted wherever is most convenient. For electrical there are 2 sealed relays, a sealed pressure switch, ANL fuse holder for up to 6-Gauge wires and 20ft. of 12-Gauge wire to connect the dash panel gauge.
Overlanding is only the first piece of our Adventure Series. Stay tuned for more special products coming out in the next few months – see you on the next blog with more exciting news!
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