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Old 11-09-2007, 08:19 AM   #1
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In researching Air Dryer - Mutha said "Tom, You can use your home compressor airline to air your bags by installing a in-line air dryer. These are very inexpensive and may be purchased at any auto body paint supply stores." - If we can do this we can get the rig up and out of the parking spot at home so we can take it to Uhlman's to get repaired - we just don't have any idea where to connect it to - help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Virginia
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In researching Air Dryer - Mutha said "Tom, You can use your home compressor airline to air your bags by installing a in-line air dryer. These are very inexpensive and may be purchased at any auto body paint supply stores." - If we can do this we can get the rig up and out of the parking spot at home so we can take it to Uhlman's to get repaired - we just don't have any idea where to connect it to - help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Virginia
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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I was using my compressor to fill the air bags while working on the coach the other day, so that I didn't have to start the engine. On my 2002 and 2007 there is a connection to the air system with a valve to drain any water out of the system in the rear service bay. I don't know if yours has this. I installed a male quick disconnect air connector and hooked up my air hose from the compressor to it. I have a water trap on the outlet of my compressor. My only concern would be if your pump is out, will the air hold while driving. As the coach moves up and down the air is dumped from the air bags and then refilled as necessary to keep the coach at the set height.

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Old 11-09-2007, 06:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info - I thought that might be the place to fill - and the rear was up and holding so this may work for us - at least long enough to get it to the repair shop -
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:10 PM   #5
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If its just to get to repair I wouldn't futz a/the air drier unless it is convenient to you. Once you've dumped the air a coupla times and aired back up on the coach's dried air system you'll never know the difference. Dried air will absorb moisture introduced into the system quite quickly and dispell it when dumped.
If this is to be a regular habit, the air dryer on your compressor is a good safeguard.
Ditto on Dale's concern as to holding sufficiently till you get to service. You should know based on how fast it leaks before you can take off and how far you have to go. If that looks like a challenge, you may need repair where it is, at least of the gross leak. Or maybe you can stop periodically and refill the bags w/a portable compressor.
This is one of those chores where a RV PowerTank would come in handy.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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Steve,
If you have a portable/semi-protable compressor that is sufficient to fill the bags when you connect to the service air in the service bay, put the compressor in the bedroom, run the air line under the bed mattress to the engine compartment and to the service bay from the engine side and connect to the air nipple. Turn your generator on, or use the inverter and plug in the compressor to A/C so it will supply air to the system (regulate air to about 100 pounds). This should allow you to get to a repair facillity without worrying about losing air since it will be replinished in a "normal" fashion. This of course assumes you are not losing a drastic amount of air from you system, and the portable compressor can keep up with the demand.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:24 AM   #7
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Not sure if you have the MG braking system for your Wranger. But remember, if you do... that air compressor provides 125 psi air. That will work going from the hitch connection to the coach's blow down valve also.
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Thanks for all the great suggestions - we haven't done anything yet - going to call Tacoma Diesel and see what they suggest - don't know if they do "house calls" or not. Thanks again.
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