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Old 01-05-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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brake air drier filter

Hello again:
It seems that my original post did not include enough info, so here goes
again, from scratch. I have a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, and plan
to change the brake air drier filter. For some reason, I'm having trouble
finding a replacement filter. However, I think I'm getting pretty close to
having that problem solved. Now--my biggest concern is to know that
I'm doing the job right. Is the large Midland filter the only one involved
here, or is there a smaller desiccant filter that is also part of the service?
Seems to me like there is, but I'd feel better with another opinion or two
on the subject. Anyone who can help walk me through this procedure,
please do so, and thanks to you in advance. Done properly, this could
save me a ton of money. hudtom

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Old 01-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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This should help you out http://www.fcocrv.org/Documents/PDF/...%20version.pdf
This is from a Freightliner chassis group, but an air dryer is an air dryer no matter whose frame it's on.


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Old 01-05-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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I'll bet theres just the one. When you put the new one on, there should be an o-ring or seal on it. A small amount of grease help the rubbers life span, and future removal.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:08 AM   #4
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Our '04 looked like neither of the 2 shown on the PDF file above. It was simpler yet! The filter looked like a LARGE oil filter - 9" diameter and probably 8-10 lbs. It screwed off/on just like an auto oil filter. It took 10 minutes. Only one part and not cheap........
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #5
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I have a Midland air filter and dryer for my Freightliner chassis and I always buy the whole kit when replacing it. There is an air filter and a coalescing filter in the kit and I replace both. My experience is only the whole kit is sold.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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I just found one a NAPA for my system saver 1200 air dryer for 25 Bucks. Spartan wanted 115. I changed it myself. waited a few days for the air to drop down, use a strap wrench to loosen it. spin off and spin on. no problem.
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hudtom: If your Midland Air dryer is the Pure Air Plus, it is now a HALDEX product. Here is an article on changing the filters. (big cannister and coalescing filter) The DQ 6026 kit contains all the parts.

Here is another dicussion on IRV-2
Air Dryer Filter Change today...Did I do it right?

Hope this helps.. be sure the air tanks are totally drained before working on the filter...
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:17 AM   #8
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All this discussion is very interesting, and obviously there is some variation, depending on
the age of your coach, and the chassis. Mine is a 1998 HR on a Freightliner chassis. I guess
that's pretty old by todays standards, but it runs great and I plan on using it a long time.
We are having a snowstorm today in Georgia, and it's to cold and messy to work on this
project. As soon as the wx cooperates, I'll do the job and let everyone know what I ran into. Thanks again for all the info. Tom Hudson (hudtom)

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