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Old 07-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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bleed air brakes

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Do the airbakes in a 2002 National Marlin 40 footer have to be bleed of manually to keep the water from builing up in the airbrake system? I am a new motor home owner. Two months and counting.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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Bleeding no. But it is a good idea to keep the tanks from holding water. There should be cables attached to drain valves on the tanks,give them a pull once in a while. Some makes have a dryer and automatic drains see your owners manual.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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Should have an air dryer in the system. Newer air brakes are pretty much maintenance free, especially if you're not sure!
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The brakes are somewhat maintenance free but it is very important to maintain the air system, including the air dryer which should be serviced yearly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Run the 3 lanyards from the air tanks up to under the front fenders and anchor them there. When you stop for the day or week reach under the fenders and pull the lanyard for a few seconds. You can see the tanks (2) from under the coach in back of the gen set (if you have a front GS.) It is a easy job.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:19 AM   #7
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Welcome to iRV2, the air tanks do require draining , Freightliner recommends every 6 months and if anything other than a fine mist comes out when the lanyards are pulled , the air system dryer requires attention.
Maintenance manuals and service info is available from the Freightliner web page, even if your not on a F/L chassis , the info is fairly common to all air brake systems .
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