Mounting air comressor in cargo van?
I want to know how I can get my air hose out the back door of my van with having my doors closed?
I mounted my compressor in my van, plumbed exhaust out the floor.
I guess it depends on how much work you want to do.
It were me, I'd plumb the discharge coupler to a manifold that was attached to the outside of the van. That means that you would bring the air line through the wall of the van and plumb it into the manifold.
On each of the manifold outlets (the number would depend on the type of compressed air manifold selected) I would install a checked discharge coupler.
Then, whenever I needed air outside the van, I would simply plug the connector on the air line into the coupler on the manifold and air would flow.
If you seal up around the manifold with silicone caulking, and maybe cover the manifold with a flap of some sort, that would keep the road crud off it.
Another thing to consider Nate is that wet compressed air (which is pretty much all compressed air) and freezing temperatures don't mix. If you have a lot of water in the lines in the compressor in the van, and the van is left outside in freezing temps, the water in the line will freeze.
There may also some issues with starting the air compressor when it is cold. Those will depend on the type of compressor.