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Old 08-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Ait compressor locked up

I have a 2006 Tour master Diesel pusher. We were driving down the road when we smelt smoke coming from the front of the RV. We pulled over and opened the front panel for the generator. There is a small air compressor located on the fire wall and it was smoking and very hot to the touch. It usually runs for a while when I start the RV and then every so often. It was apparently locked up. I cut the hot wire that went to the compressor, and it stopped smoking. I donít know what this air compressor is for. I still have good air pressure, I released the air in the air bags and pumped the brakes to see if the air would come back up and it did. Is it safe to drive?
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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A picture of the compressor would help, however it is most likely a standalone unit for filling tires, etc.
The air compressor for the coach brakes is on the engine.
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I got to where we were going and was able to trace the air line. The air line goes to a small air tank under the RV then to the air horns. The tank has a lot of rust on the bottom so I think it was leaking causing the air compressor to over work. At least I know what it is now.
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Do you have air leveling when parked? Sometimes they have a small compressor in the front and it checks every 30 minutes and if needs air to level, that's what they use.
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No vacuum with a diesel engine so they add a small compressor to run the dash heater/air con controls and maybe the air horns. The tank is an accumulator so the pump doesn't run all the time.
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Thanks, I know it runs the horn but did not check the heater/air controls. I know for sure I need a new tank and compressor.
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Try your horn and see if it still works.
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