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Old 12-05-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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I have a high pressure air supply on our Holiday Rambler that does not have a shut-off valve or air pressure guage. Our old Itasca had these and it was easy to use the system to air up our tires. I need to add these to the present system without having to replumb the end of the air hose on the coach. The manual states the hose is 1/4" id. Anyone else had this problem and how did you fixit. thanks
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I have a high pressure air supply on our Holiday Rambler that does not have a shut-off valve or air pressure guage. Our old Itasca had these and it was easy to use the system to air up our tires. I need to add these to the present system without having to replumb the end of the air hose on the coach. The manual states the hose is 1/4" id. Anyone else had this problem and how did you fixit. thanks
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:59 AM   #3
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Most all DP's only have an air chuck supply. A few of the Winnebago's had the gage and valve, but I do not know that they are much of a real advantage or disadvantage by not having.
I only had a chuck. I did want to add a filter/water separator in-case I wanted to do any touch painting, so I removed the chuck and added the filter; then installed the chuck downstream. To air up tires, I just connect the hose and I have a truck tire with gage inflation tool. No problem to check and/or adjust air pressures. By the way, I never have done any painting off it.
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For a few $$ you can buy an air chcuck with a built-in pressure gauge to tell you how much air you are putting in your tires. That's all you need.

Try one of these:

Dual head chuck with gauge

Inflator with gauge
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #5
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If you want to install a cutoff valve just bleed off all of the air pressure from both tanks. Block you wheels first of course. I had just a plug in my manifold, so I installed a cutoff valve and then a quick connect. Be careful with those connection. Use Teflon tape and don't overtightene.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:44 PM   #6
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My Meridian has the shut off valve and gauge, and I like having both of them. I did remove the quick connect and a installed a "T". The quick connect is on one end and a screw down bleeder valve in on the other. Now when I finish with the air hose, I turn off the supply valve, and bleed off the air that remains in the hose. Oh yeah, I added a piece of air hose about 15' long that I leave hooked up all the time on a hook by the connector. Now I can inflate front tires, Jeep tires or bike tires without breaking out the long hose. I usually leave a tire inflator or an air gun connected to it. Makes things a lot easier!

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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Sarge, We had a 03 32ft. Horizon. I liked knowing the pressure on the system before attempting to air up the tires. The new HR needs 115 lbs. on the front tires. I also liked cutting the air supply off with a valve before bleeding off the hose prior to disconnecting it. How would the hose react to just pulling it off under pressure?
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Without a way to bleed the pressure off, releasing the hose with the quick connect is a little violent but harmless. You just have to be ready for it. With a little ingenuity it would not be hard to bleed the pressure using the air chuck. If you mount a gauge near the manifold it I would place it after the cutoff valve since gauges can leak.
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Our 02 Holiday Rambler only has about 60 to 80 lbs. of air. Not enough to do the tires.
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I found a hardware store today that had a full assortment of air fittings and guages. Now the problem of how to fit them all in the space and make them easy to reach. Thanks for the ideas. Sam
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