Dang Mud Dabbers
Last week we going out of town on a fast short trip. Had not pulled the toad since back in May.
Well, backed the coach out of the driveway, pulled the toad put to it, hooked up and started to do the safety checks for lights. Turn signals worked fine but no brake lights. I use the BlueOx system where you put separate bulbs in each of the turn signals but utilize the Jeeps brake lights by using the Roadmaster Air brake system. Checked the brake system and it was not actuating.
In June we had our radiator replaced so I thought OK they pinched the air line. So I crawled under the coach and started at where the air line connects to the rear brake controls. Air coming out of there, worked my way back to the hitch, air coming out of there. Checked the air going into the air tank mounted on the Jeep, NO AIR coming to it. Took the quick connect off of the Jeep and had air coming from the RV but not through the fitting. A mud dabber had built a nest in the end of the quick connect, punched it out, put everything back together and the air brakes/light worked. Lost ~1 hour
Now I know why the put those little caps attached to the fittings, to keep the dang mud dabbers out.
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