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Old 01-18-2016, 08:12 PM   #29
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You're right - no mention of anything pink in the instructions. I must admit I have no idea what a pink tank is but it must have something to do with the air system. The dealer (who is an Entegra dealer) said that because the coach uses a Spartan chassis, a pink tank would be required. I lost interest in the AF1 when they quoted me $3k.

I have no idea what typical labor runs for the Stay-In-Play Duo system, but I like the design. I will call SMI to ask their recommendation for my dp. Otherwise, I have been looking at the RVibrake2 unit.
I'm betting it's a "ping" tank and not a "pink" tank.

Spartan requires you to have a separate system to supply anything hooked to the air brakes (actually it's Federal Law). The have a whole setup that hooks to the MH's braking system that includes it's own air tank, that in turn provides air to the towed without a direct connection between the two. They wanted around $400 for the system some years ago. BTW: very few dealers even know about it it seems. The Entegra dealer is on the ball!
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:21 PM   #30
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I would like something that installs permanently, and had looked at the SMI Air Force One unit... but was surprised at the $3k+ installed price from the dealer.
$3k for the Air Force One
SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motor Homes with Air Brakes - Proportional SMI Tow Bar Braking Systems SM99243
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Completely agree. I bought the new Avail because I didn't want to be anywhere near the load limit.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:44 PM   #32
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I'm betting it's a "ping" tank and not a "pink" tank.

Spartan requires you to have a separate system to supply anything hooked to the air brakes (actually it's Federal Law). The have a whole setup that hooks to the MH's braking system that includes it's own air tank, that in turn provides air to the towed without a direct connection between the two. They wanted around $400 for the system some years ago. BTW: very few dealers even know about it it seems. The Entegra dealer is on the ball!
You are correct - the ping tank was verified in a call to SMI this week.

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I would like something that installs permanently, and had looked at the SMI Air Force One unit... but was surprised at the $3k+ installed price from the dealer.
$3k for the Air Force One
SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motor Homes with Air Brakes - Proportional SMI Tow Bar Braking Systems SM99243
2 stroker
That is a really good price for the AF1 unit.
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Wow $3000 for Air Force one installed, don't think I would want that deal. I installed a M&G on our F150 for less than $400 but I did already have a breakaway system from the Roadmaster Brakemaster.
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Ending our 1st season with a Blue Ox brake buddy. love it. We did one panic stop and the toad tires left skid marks on the gravel so we know it works.
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Very happy with my ReadyBrake. I used it with my last MH, and purchased a new setup for my current motorhome and new towcar. Just came back from a 800 mile round trip to Sacramento, over the mountain through the Grapevine. No problem, worked great. Easy to hook up and un-hitch. I had it installed by a Las Vegas auto shop I know.
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