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Old 01-10-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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Air tank lanyards

Where do I find on my chassis (K2-450HP)?
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Should be two. Look inside front passenger wheelwell. That's where they are on my Spartan chassis.
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You may have Auto Dump valves in which case there are no lanyards. A call to Spartan with your VIN will tell you for sure.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:01 AM   #4
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Easiest way to find them is to look under the coach. The Air tanks are about in the middle just behind the Front wheels. You might have to crawl under the coach, in which case Please be careful and block the coach up so you don't get crushed if anything happens. And there should be 3 lanyards. 1 for the Wet tank and 1 each for the tanks that supply air to the brakes and suspension. As dennis45 said, your coach may not have them if Spartan put in automatic dump valves. Others have reported that the lanyards are in various places such as the forward basement compartments, generator compartment, etc.
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Easiest way to find them is to look under the coach. The Air tanks are about in the middle just behind the Front wheels. You might have to crawl under the coach, in which case Please be careful and block the coach up so you don't get crushed if anything happens. And there should be 3 lanyards. 1 for the Wet tank and 1 each for the tanks that supply air to the brakes and suspension. As dennis45 said, your coach may not have them if Spartan put in automatic dump valves. Others have reported that the lanyards are in various places such as the forward basement compartments, generator compartment, etc.
Sounds like a lot of work for an old fat guy like me!
I like Dennis' idea better.

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I just replaced one of my "Heated Moisture Ejection Valves" that are on the two tanks in the middle/front of my old Spartan chassis. They have a hole in the lever where I guess a lanyard would fit so you could manually dump the moisture.
What is a "Wet" tank? Never heard of that. I have 2 tanks only there and both have the Moisture Ejector valves on them. Maybe the newer chassis have a 3rd tank up front?
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The term "wet tank" has been around for awhile. I first heard the term 44 years ago. The wet tank is the first tank that heated air from the compressor enters.
The heated air could cause some condensation as the the air in the tank cools down.

You might think there are two air tanks under your coach but they can be internally separated into two or more tanks, one being the wet tank.

I have 3 drain valves at the front bumper area of our Intrigue. They are a PITA to access, IMO, but I've never seen any moisture come out of them. Having the air dryer must help.
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We have had a 04 Essex with the Spartan k2 chassis and the 500 ISM engine. When the coach was new and the first 5 or 6 years come out of the 3 air tanks. But over the years even changing the air drier filter we have been getting water form drains. This water is bad for brakes, air bags and all other air parts. Would recommend at least twice a year pulling 3 drain valves.
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If you are operating in humid climates, I would pull the lanyards every time I fuelled up. In winter frozen lines mean no fun.
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Spartan explained to me that the valves I have eject moisture automatically. When I replaced one a week ago I looked at the part that screws up into the tank and it has a screened sensor that sits up a little into the tank. They are also heated so I guess that must help. The old valve I removed was identical to the new one so these have been around a long time I guess.
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While I really like it that I have automatic moisture ejectors as you do Rick, maybe I'm old fashioned, but I like to make sure that there is no moisture building up. So I installed lanyards for that little bit of extra assurance that everything is OK. It was a cheap and easy thing to put in for that piece of mind.


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I would agree with your thinking - it's certainly not going to hurt anything (maybe if you're directly under the valve when you pull the lanyard ;-) ).
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I pull all three lanyards after every trip we go on when I am putting the motorhome away. It's better to be safe than sorry and only takes a couple minutes. Yes, I have an air dryer as well, but if any water gets in the air system, it will cost big bucks to fix. A couple minutes of my time is free.
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Where do I find on my chassis (K2-450HP)?
Lots of non-germane comments. Anybody out there actually have an answer to my question?
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