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Old 01-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
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I use the Blue Ox 10,000 lb tow bar and love it. It makes the front of the toad look cleaner with the tow tabs removed. This is my second Jeep and motor coach that I have used the system on.

I have a electric supplemental Patriot system which works very good and is easy to install.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:57 PM   #16
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I finally got around to installing the Roadmaster plates and Air Force One system.

The Roadmaster plates are massive and I really like the extra side-to-side support provided for with the bar that installs parallel and just in front of the bumper. When the removal parts are not on the car, there's almost nothing visible.

Where to mount the AF1 controller wasn't as big of a challenge as thought. I mounted it in the passenger side wheel well. I suspect this is the same location Jeep uses for the air compressor found on the Overland model. A picture of the installed controller is attached.

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A few comments, lessons learned.
-- At the advice of Alliance Coach, they installed a dash light in the coach to tell when the brakes are applied in the Jeep. It uses the brake controller pin in the cable between the vehicles. It will be wired through the optional air brake sensor that will be installed in the air line in the Jeep. This would seem a bit better than the Blue LED hanging from the rear view mirror.
-- If you want to mount anything to the steel bumper, it's amazingly strong. Although the bumper is very thin, we went through several drill bits to penetrate it.
-- The air line and wires for the lights were ran through the passender side fire wall next to the 12VDC main battery cable.

Testing will have to wait a couple weeks. The coach is in Florida right now. I'm looking forward to having a car when we get to each campground.

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Old 03-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #17
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Your right, that's the location for the compressor on models with air suspension. That's why I'm still contemplating where to install on mine, it has the air suspension. I talked with the guys from SMI at the FMCA rally in Perry, Ga. last week. They were doing an install on a 2011 JGC there. I really didn't like their mounting location. They mounted the box at the rear dead center of the engine cover on the hemi.
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My alternate mounting location would have been above the driver's side shock tower. It would easily clear the hood and not interfere with the air filter housing. It would have also been convenient for running the hoses and wiring.

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