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Old 05-26-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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Air Force One Question

I am installing an Air Force One on my coach and toad and I have a question
Where did you mount your Air Force One indicator light?
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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I am installing an Air Force One on my coach and toad and I have a question
Where did you mount your Air Force One indicator light?
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Mine is mounted on the right hand side of the dash.
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I put mine vertically tucked against the drivers side window pillar.
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I didn't bother.
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I didn't bother.
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Never could see the thing in my rear camera worth a darn, so I just don't bother anymore. I'm on my fourth toad with the same brake system.

We test the breaks before we start the day's travel, at the same time we test the lights. So we know it's working. After that, I'd rather watch the road than watch the rear camera to see if the light comes on...
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Indicator light is very bright for its size. I attached it as recommended on my Blue Ox tow bar. Shows up adequately on my camera during the day....excellently at night. Happy Travels...
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If you are willing to route a wire from the towed auto though all the plugs an sockets to the front end of the coach, you can place the light their. The only problem is if you have a breakaway, the light will not light because the wire is broken.
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That's way too much trouble for something that isn't really necessary...
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The reason I was asking is so I would know the best place to mount it but I see from some responses it may not be necessary. On my previous system an M&G there was not a light used. I may not worry with the indicator light and just check the system with each departure.Thanks for the responses
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Mine is mounted on the right hand side of the dash.
When I say Dash, I mean the MH dash. The indicator is connected by 2 wires that run from the MH dash to my 6 pin connector at the rear of the motor home and then connects to the toad brake lights by the 6 pin cable connected to the toad. This way it's visible right on my dash in front of me without having to try and see it in the rear camera. It is a good reminder that the brakes are actually being applied and released when I am not pressing the brake peddle in the MH.
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I didn't bother.
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When I say Dash, I mean the MH dash. The indicator is connected by 2 wires that run from the MH dash to my 6 pin connector at the rear of the motor home and then connects to the toad brake lights by the 6 pin cable connected to the toad. This way it's visible right on my dash in front of me without having to try and see it in the rear camera. It is a good reminder that the brakes are actually being applied and released when I am not pressing the brake peddle in the MH.
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When I say Dash, I mean the MH dash. The indicator is connected by 2 wires that run from the MH dash to my 6 pin connector at the rear of the motor home and then connects to the toad brake lights by the 6 pin cable connected to the toad. This way it's visible right on my dash in front of me without having to try and see it in the rear camera. It is a good reminder that the brakes are actually being applied and released when I am not pressing the brake peddle in the MH.

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Yep, me too. I want to know when that brake is being applied and when it isn't. After about 70,000 towing miles I broke the anchor cable on the actuating cylinder on the way down from Alaska. The light told me right away I had a problem and I was able to do a temp fix to get it the rest of the way home. We've had this system on 2 Allegro Busses, and wouldn't have anything else.
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