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Old 02-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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Can't find air compressor hose hook up for 2004 Tropi-Cal

Can't find air compressor hose hook up for our newly purchase 2004 Tropi-Cal, it's not under the generator hood or in the up front basement storage compartment as was suggested by one forum member. Does anyone might know where else it could be, or if it even has one? Thanks for any help
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Not sure, but you may not have a compressed air connection. My 98 Tradewinds did not........until I installed one. It may have been an "option" that was not purchased by the original owner. Rook
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Rook: Thank you, we are thinking that we don't have one either. So, I guess we will install one too.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:56 PM   #4
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You are both correct, they did not come with an air connection. On my 04 Tropi Cal T396 there was an air manifold on the front wall of the outside compartment just under the drivers seat. I installed a two part system (shut off and hose connector) which worked great.
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my 2001 Tradewinds also had just an air manifold, high up on the firewall, drivers side, almost totally hidden behind a bundle of wires... took me awhile to find it... I ran a length of 3/8" Synflex (dot tubing) to the frame, installed a ball valve & a quick coupler.......
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Novice question..... but what is the purpose of installing a connection ?
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Novice question..... but what is the purpose of installing a connection ?
To top up tires with the on board compressor.
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Compressed air is an excellent cleaning tool, especially in nooks and crannys. Rook
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Ok, as a cleaning tool I understand or I was thinking low pressure needs. I did not know there was enough psi to top off the tires. That would mean over 100 psi output on the compressor. What is the psi output of the compressor ?
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Ok, as a cleaning tool I understand or I was thinking low pressure needs. I did not know there was enough psi to top off the tires. That would mean over 100 psi output on the compressor. What is the psi output of the compressor ?
On most DPs the air governor is set to cut off at 120-130 psi and to turn on at 90-100. When you get up to 100 psi and above it's necessary to fill while the compressor is running.
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All coaches are not exactly the same, but somewhere between 130 and 140 psi. Rook
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I'll put this project on my list. Very useful idea.
This forum is almost as good as setting around the campfire chatting. (almost)
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I'll put this project on my list. Very useful idea.
This forum is almost as good as setting around the campfire chatting. (almost)
If we could just figure out some way to pass around the Schnapps.
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I have also used my connection for filling toad & bicycle tires, filling air mattress, etc......I have an in-line regulator on my air hose..........
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