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Old 03-30-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question SMI Air Force One Braking

Given that SMI is the sponsor to this part of the forum, this seems to be the appropriate place to ask my question. Has anyone ever done a DIY installation of an Air Force One braking system? Would be intersted in how it went as I am not necessarily mechanically challenged; but, also don't want to get in over my head on something this critical. Thanks, Ken....
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I did the install on a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was not hard at all. The biggest challenge was finding a place for the controller that I could be happy with. Under the hood is very cramped. My coach has a very low craddle at the rear axle, making it hard to get under. So, I had Alliance Coach in Wildwood, FL install the compoinents on the coach.
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I install it on a vue & air stream. then on mkx & madp very easy install about 3 to 4 hr.
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I installed mine on a 2008 Ford Explorer (moved it from a 2004 Explorer). Took about 3 hours but not too difficult. SMI provides great technical assistance if you need it.

SMI did the original install on the coach and the 2004 Exp. so I only had to re-do the part on the toad.
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So what happens when using the SMI Air Force One but not towing? Does air just get expelled out the connection at the rear of the coach?
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So what happens when using the SMI Air Force One but not towing? Does air just get expelled out the connection at the rear of the coach?
No, the fitting on the coach and car are sealed closed until the interconnecting cable is installed.
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ah - of course! What a dummy I can be at times.

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