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Old 03-20-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Air Force Braking System

Hello, not new to RV’ing but new to a motorhome. Been RV’ing for 5 years and until now we’ve had a travel trailer, fifth wheel, and now we’ve changed to a motorhome.

I’m in the process of getting a 2016 F-150 configured for four down towing. Looking at braking systems a dealer has recommended the Air Force braking system. Would like to hear the experiences any of you have had with this system be it good or bad. If you have a poor opinion of this system from experience I would like to know what you recommend instead.

We have a 2017 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 35E

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Old 03-20-2019, 03:33 PM   #2
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SMI, now under the DEMCO brand, made two great
systems. Air Force One using a direct connection from
coach air system to the toad, and Stay In Play Duo
using an electrical g-force activated system.
I've had the Stay In Play Duo on my Ford Explorer
(4,800lbs) for nine years behind my 40' MH with
flawless performance for over 93,000 miles.
I'd recommend it without hesitation.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:37 PM   #3
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Air Force One is used by many and is recommended by large diesel pusher manufacturers. In fact, Spartan Chassis coaches come standard with the Air Force One system pre-installed. Good product.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:40 PM   #4
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I use AirForceOne and it is the best I have ever had. 2 quick connect/disconnects and your done.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:28 PM   #5
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I have the Air Force 1 on a Jeep Cherokee 2014. Just towed 1500 miles. Seem to work good.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:02 AM   #6
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We have the M&G system installed on our RV and toad. Like the AF-1, it is tied directly into the RV air brake system. However, the toad unit is coupled directly to the toad master cylinder for operation and there is no need for anything tied to the brake pedal. It works very well for us.
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We have the M&G system installed on our RV and toad. Like the AF-1, it is tied directly into the RV air brake system. However, the toad unit is coupled directly to the toad master cylinder for operation and there is no need for anything tied to the brake pedal. It works very well for us.

X2 on the M&G . They just dont seem to market like they used to. I had my first done by them at a fmca rally. They went out to the coach and plumbed it and installed the system in a couple hours.
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Another vote for Airforce One!
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Air Force Braking System

You cannot go wrong with the AF1. You also get the benefit of the coach side break away system. Installed AF1 on our suburban and later M&G on the Jeep, I did change the M&G fittings to the smaller AF1 fittings so both vehicles interchanged on same connections.
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I may have missed it, but has anyone asked if you have air brakes on your coach? I'm not familiar with that model PA. The AF1 they are recommending requires air brakes on the coach I believe.

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Old 03-22-2019, 04:49 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies and good help on this! Yes, this model PA does have air brakes and is a diesel pusher. Thanks again everyone! Good help and info
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X2 on the M&G . They just dont seem to market like they used to. I had my first done by them at a fmca rally. They went out to the coach and plumbed it and installed the system in a couple hours.
X3 on the M&G system.
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Voting for Stay In Play Duo

I've been towing my 2005 Jeep wrangler with a Stay In Play Duo and love it. Once installed, just turn it on with one switch and go. I've used this same unit on my previous gasser and now using it with my diesel M/H. It has been trouble free.
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