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Old 04-23-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Installed air fitting

There was a thread awhile ago about use of the on board air compressor and installing a fitting to hook an air hose to. Anyway I couldn't add to that thread, something about being more than 130 days old, however thought somebody might like to see my installation of my fitting. Installed on a 45 degree angle for easier connecting and to help water and debris that might get into the connector drain out. Also on the advice of someone on that thread, I installed a valve as an extra insurance measure should the connector ever fail.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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Just an fyi you can actually post to a thread xxxx days old you just have to click the box that says you understand that the thread is xxxx days old.


Btw looks good!


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Very nice. My 2008 390TS had one when I purchased it used last year. I set myself up with a homemade air chuck with pressure gauge and I use it all the time. When I use it to put air in my car tires I usually don't even have to start the MH engine since the residual air pressure in the tanks is enough.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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Just an fyi you can actually post to a thread xxxx days old you just have to click the box that says you understand that the thread is xxxx days old.


Btw looks good!


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Old 04-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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Very nice. My 2008 390TS had one when I purchased it used last year. I set myself up with a homemade air chuck with pressure gauge and I use it all the time. When I use it to put air in my car tires I usually don't even have to start the MH engine since the residual air pressure in the tanks is enough.

Mine had one too. Either the dealer or the factory put it in. I figured they all had that fitting. Do you have the one for propane behind the rearmost cargo door?


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That looks like a mod I need to do. Where did you get the valve? Any special procedures to install? Are those 1/4 fittings? THANKS!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Guess I'm surprized that the unit didn't come with one. If you ever have to be towed they need to get air presure into the HM just to release the brakes. I'm I wrong?
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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Towing

If your unit ever needs to be towed I will always recomend that the tow company cages the brake. There is a bolt on the side of the brake chamber for them to use. If not they should have some with them. I recommend you do not allow them to feed air into your system to tow as if there is ever a failure your brake will engage. Having your brake fully engage while being towed at 60 MPH will not be in your best interest. I am a heavy equiptment mechanic and have seen what happens when people take the short cuts. Hope you never need a tow...
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Mine had one too. Either the dealer or the factory put it in. I figured they all had that fitting. Do you have the one for propane behind the rearmost cargo door?

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Yes, I have the gas quick connect too. I don't have any appliances yet that will use that connection tho since my wife got us a Coleman road trip grill which needs high pressure gas.
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That looks like a mod I need to do. Where did you get the valve? Any special procedures to install? Are those 1/4 fittings? THANKS!!!
Just a brass ball valve, any hardware store should have them. I had some kicking around the shop. All fittings including valve are 1/4" except technically speaking the coupler on the end is for a 3/8" air hose but threads on the other end of it are 1/4 " size. You should also use a good quality thread sealer like the white Loctite or Permatex stuff. I used a different brand (can't remember) that needs to be heated to get off, pretty overkill, but hey.

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Thanks tazfriend. Learn something everyday.
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Yes, I have the gas quick connect too. I don't have any appliances yet that will use that connection tho since my wife got us a Coleman road trip grill which needs high pressure gas.
I ran into that too after thinking what a great idea it was to have a quick connect propane fitting so handy for a grill. I eventually worked it out with a local propane tech to remove the regulator from my Weber Q grill (the pressure regulation happens at the MH tank) and rig up in its place a quick connect hose with a male fitting so now it works slick and easy via a quick connect hose and it works fine with the low pressure supplied iron pipe that is provided in the MH. The tricky part was finding the right connector for the supplied MH fitting. For such a potentially convenient access it was anything but to make it work :/ Once figured out it has been a very convenient part of our camp experience at every stop and use.
I also did some fittings so as to be able to use the front air hose connector for inflating toys or tires as needed but havent tried it yet. I had been wondering if the pressure in the tanks was enough when the MH is parked or if I would have to start up and make enough pressure to use.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:48 AM   #13
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i think this comes standard now on the latest models... here it is in my 2013 berkshire 390bh

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:34 AM   #14
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I made my chuck after watching this video

http://youtu.be/QDOqCk6dTuo

There's enough pressure in the tank for me to inflate car and bike tires, but you'd need to fire up the MH engine to inflate to 110 psi in the MH tires.
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