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Old 08-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #15
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Does the unit have rear suspension airbags? Could be PO disconnected feed line. What is the white terminator on the tank?
There are 2 connectors that come off of it and go to some sort of what I'm assuming is a relay. The 3 wires that run under the coach get split up and red and blue up front and the black runs toward the rear but I can't see where it goes to.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:47 PM   #16
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Stupid question here.....Is there something that comes out the other end into the compartment behind the tank?? Also where does the red hose that comes off the lower fitting go?? Is it just a drain line??
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:51 PM   #17
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Another thought that comes to mind is beach use.

It looks like the part with wires could be a simple pressure switch to cut off the compressor when the tank reached a pre set point. If one runs sand dunes one usually runs much lower tire pressures than are good on pavement. If a previous owner either took the MH out on beaches or pulled beach vehicles having a compressor on board saved a lot of time, money and hassle running tire pressures back up after a fun weekend. ;-)

FWIW does the accessory light come on when the tank is at pressure?
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:55 PM   #18
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Stupid question here.....Is there something that comes out the other end into the compartment behind the tank?? Also where does the red hose that comes off the lower fitting go?? Is it just a drain line??
The only thing that exits the compartment are those 3 wires. The lower hose is just a short on that terminates under the compartment to drain
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Don't know if this guy has anything to do with it
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Another thought that comes to mind is beach use.

It looks like the part with wires could be a simple pressure switch to cut off the compressor when the tank reached a pre set point. If one runs sand dunes one usually runs much lower tire pressures than are good on pavement. If a previous owner either took the MH out on beaches or pulled beach vehicles having a compressor on board saved a lot of time, money and hassle running tire pressures back up after a fun weekend. ;-)

FWIW does the accessory light come on when the tank is at pressure?
I don't even know if the compressor turns on. Doesn't seem to when I start it up. Never seen the acc light come on
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #21
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I have two thoughts. ONE has already been covered (Air Horns) the other is M&G towed brakes on a motor home that does not have air brakes.

The valve (electric) however, is more suggestive of air horns.
Ok re-read the label it does say towed brakes when it talks about the effects of water on brakes.

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Ok re-read the label it does say towed brakes when it talks about the effects of water on brakes.

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So this is some sort of braking system for a towed vehicle?
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That what it seems from the label. When I read what wa8yxm said I went back and re-read it. Previous owner must have had an air brake unit for his towed vehicle.

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Sorry,

You need to look at the back, bottom and all sides that you cannot see from the front or from the photo as to what air line leaves the compressor air tank.

It's obviously that the air is used for something. It's also obvious that it is activated by a device through the relay sitting above the pump.

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Don't know if this guy has anything to do with it.
I guess that it would since it says "Roadmaster". They supply towed braking systems.

So now you know.

The RED light on the dash probably lights up when the Towed Brakes are activated.

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Is there an air fitting in the rear of the camper, near the hitch?


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Is there an air fitting in the rear of the camper, near the hitch?


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By gosh there is! So it's an air brake system for towing. Thank you everyone, I knew this would be the place to solve the mystery!
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Btw, I think you will like that camper. I have the same. Love it. 8+ mpg.

Check your anti sway bar bushings.. My rear ones were completely gone.


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