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Old 07-31-2013   #1
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K40 or K400?

I just use K200 on a trip and I wasn't impressed with it at all. Too much work for very little result. So I am not really sure how much I would use the "small" part of the K400. According to the manufacturer, K400 is 1' bigger than K40, so I am not sure which one to go with.

I wanted a pump that I don't need another person holding the hose and need a pump to top off the tubes after trailering my boat.

Are you guys happy with K40? Are you sorry you didn't go with K400?

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I have the K400 and Love it it. It never seems to big to take and can easily be used by one person. My Wife and I have had this pump for 4 years and has worked great. Recently the plastic around the screw holes became brittle and broke but was fixed with the all mighty Duct Tape. IMO if your going to get a K-Pump why not get the best one available.
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I bought the K40 to save on space while stowing it on my 13' boat.

It's not as fast as a barrel pump to fully inflate a boat, but I don't do that very often so I don't mind.

I do use the top-up function sometimes, but only on the floor... it doesn't seem necessary to us this feature to get the main tubes up to pressure. I'm very happy with the purchase.

I'm sure you can't go wrong with either, and if you have room for the K400 it couldn't hurt to have more volume.
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Long K-pumps aren't easy to use on your tubes while floating.
I cut 8" off my k200
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K40

I have a K40. I use it to air up my Aire Puma and I love it. The two stage action is great.
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Could someone who has 400 and 40 measure the distances in the attached image please?

The places where I want to put the pump is quite small and I am not sure if it will fit.
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Have you considered using this kind of adapter on your current pump? No hands required.
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Have you considered using this kind of adapter on your current pump? No hands required.
Very cool, I will grab one of those. Thanks
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K-40 Dimensions

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Could someone who has 400 and 40 measure the distances in the attached image please?

The places where I want to put the pump is quite small and I am not sure if it will fit.
K-40
A=21"
B=19"
Overall Length 23"
Removal of the tip makes it 21"
The Aire Thwart Pump Bag is the perfect size.
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