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Old 09-04-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Jumper hose replacement for Air Force One?

Somehow, the jumper hose (from my RV to my car) for my SMI Air Force One brake system came off during travel yesterday and is gone. Rough roads in Indiana I guess. Is there a replacement hose available anywhere? Are the quick connections a standard size so I could buy a coiled air hose from a big box store?

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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Have you called the AF 1 guys? I'm sure they will have a replacement. In the mean time for an emergency fix I'd go to the nearest NAPA or truck center. You can disconnect your air line to the tow car fittings and the rig and patch a temporary line in with 2 connectors and a piece of line. If you don't think you're able to do that, you could proceed without brakes on the tow until AF 1 folks can get you a line. When the cable on my cylinder broke (after 5 years service) I pulled without tow brakes for the remaining 2 days to home and then sent it to AF 1. They repaired the cable and had it back to me in less than 10 days for less than $30. Not the best solution, but doable with caution.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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IF you have the mortal remains (The connectors) talk to the folks who use high pressure hoses (Tow truck drivers) and odds are there is a hose company nearby who can make one up.

Check also with the AF-1 web page for a dealer near you

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Get 2 of those hoses.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
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stevebxl......I have the Air Force One and I can't picture where I've seen those smaller quick connects used. I'm sure you could find them somewhere on line, but I think it would be just as fast to call SMI and see if they can fast ship you the ends. After I read your post I went outside and checked the connectors against a standard air hose connector. They are quite a bit smaller.

In an emergency, the ends on the coach and the toad are both male. You could by a section of air hose and four good quality clamps and possibly double clamp the air hose to the male ends.

As a suggestion....I use premade velcro straps and I velcro the air hose and safety cable to the main cable about evey 18". It keeps everything nice and neat and together.
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