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Old 04-13-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Displaying Air Pressure on Apex

I have no Dash gauge nor can I find a way to display the Air Pressure info on the Silverleaf system. If I am parked, I can go thru several steps in the Atira info system to find the air pressure reading (usually at 125 +/- psi.) but that display is only for a few seconds. Has anyone else found a way around this so as to have a constant display reading on the air pressure? Thanks
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Since Almost all Alpines have hydraulic brakes, WRV did not put on Air pressure gauges. All the air pressure is for air bags and on the Apex, It does retract sewer hose. Since you do not have a clue what your air pressure is until the low air pressure buzzer comes on, it is really easy to install an air pressure gauge under your dash. There is an air hose connect in the utility bay in front of right rear tire. Anywhere above the air hose, you can tee in with 1/4 inch tee and 1/4 inch air hose up to dash gauge. Since you only have one air tank, There is no reserve tank, you only need a single needle gauge. I also use the air pressure for my Roadmaster Brake master.
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Can I just Tee into the line near the Brake Release (Yellow) knob? Would that line have the same pressure as everywhere else? That would certainly save trying to run a line from the back of the coach to the dash.
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I am not sure what the pressure is for the parking Brake. Air bags only take 60 pounds. You could try it. I get 125 running off back.
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I got the air supply for my air gauge from the supply side of the air horn solenoid.
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This gauge is what I used. It has a black bezel that is a good match with the existing gauges but the white background color is a bit too white. Still looks decent.
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Here is the one I used..........It's a prefect match.

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.... and some gauges have replaceable bulbs and offer different color bulbs so you can match the greenish glow of your current gauges.
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Since Almost all Alpines have hydraulic brakes, WRV did not put on Air pressure gauges. All the air pressure is for air bags and on the Apex, It does retract sewer hose. Since you do not have a clue what your air pressure is until the low air pressure buzzer comes on, it is really easy to install an air pressure gauge under your dash. There is an air hose connect in the utility bay in front of right rear tire. Anywhere above the air hose, you can tee in with 1/4 inch tee and 1/4 inch air hose up to dash gauge. Since you only have one air tank, There is no reserve tank, you only need a single needle gauge. I also use the air pressure for my Roadmaster Brake master.
I have a 1998 36SDS. I have a front and a rear pressure gauge. Front reads 90psi and rear 60psi.
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