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Old 09-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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No air out from rear air quick connector

i was trying to use the rear air connector to pump up my tires. well, surprised me no air. turned the valve on the connector counter-clockwise, still the same. what other places should i check? thanks in advance.

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #2
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Up front, in the genset compartment most have a air chuck in there somewhere. This is where a wrecker needs to hookup to so he can air up your Coach to release the brakes for towing. Slide the genset out and root around and see if you see one in there. Mine is just to the right of the genset.

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No air out of rear quick connection

On your Country Coach I suggest you will find the proper connection in the nose near the generator or in the left front access door. The rear connector if like most is for attaching a air hose for units which are towed with air brakes. That rear one will deliver air if you have someone hold the brake pedal down hard.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:12 AM   #4
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thank you both. i'm learning... first i forgot that the air in rear connector will only be present when the brake pedal is pressed ; 2ndly, obviously i was connecting to an incorrect connector - it should be the one in generator bay or somewhere nearby i'll go check it out... i love this board
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #5
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Gnrenfeld got it right, have someone hold the brakes and you'll have air at that fixture, however those are usually smaller than standard quick connectors, at least the one on my rig is.
My quick connector is also located in the generator area, as you are looking at the front of the coach, upper left side of the generator box.
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You might find four different types of air connections (my rig has the first three):
  1. A male quick-connect stud (with a valve) up front that a tow truck can use to air up the brake system if the engine has died and the rig needs to be towed.
  2. A female quick connect that allows connecting up an air hose or accessories. This will usually be up front. This is what you're looking for.
  3. Valves for draining any water from the air tanks. Some people have lanyards to pull that activates valves back at the tanks. I have small valves with quarter turn knobs to do this - one up front by the other connections, one in back on the hitch.
  4. A connection for a toad brake, which is active only when the brake is pressed. This is probably the most rare, but if present will almost certainly be at the back near the hitch.

Hopefully you will find a female quick connect. If you only have the male stud, you may be tempted to make up a hose with two female quick connects on it, and this would be a bad thing. Consider this scenario: You hook up a nail gun to one end of the hose, and the female connector on the other end of the hose gets connected to the male stud on your rig. The hose is now pressurized. You get a jam in the gun, and before working on the gun you disconnect the hose from your rig so you will be safe, right? Wrong. The hose will still be pressurized, and the gun could still fire while you try to clear the jam. So instead, you disconnect the gun from the hose before working on it. Now you're safe, right? Nope, the hose is still pressurized, and you might not realize this when you go to connect the next tool to it.

So hopefully you have the proper female quick connect. If not, it would be a good thing to install if you're going to be using the coach's air supply more than once.

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