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Old 06-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Compressed air outlet

1998 Tradewinds........has anyone added a compressed air outlet for filling tires?
If you did, how did you do it?

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Old 06-13-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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I have.......what do you want to know? Rook
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Yes. Added pneumatic valve and hose connector to an empty port on the air manifold which also supports the air horns. In mine, it is in the small compartment outside by the driver seat area
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Never have seen a compress air manifold on my 98 Tradewinds. It might not have one. Where is the easiest place to tap into the air supply?.

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Kevin, the air Manifold is the only Freightliner "approved" place to tap into the compressed air system. On your coach it is hard to get to. It is located on the outside of the firewall, driver side, behind the two left headlights but a bit higher up on the firewall. It can be seen by looking in the ginny opening, upper right. You will have to remove both headlights to have enough access, through the holes, to attach the air hose. It's a bear! Here is an example of what you will need....or something similar. Rook

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Here is pic of manifold with adders for air hose
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This is good information. Hard to believe the compressor puts out enough PSI to top off tires.
I'll take your word for it.
Another project added to the list.

Rook, 50 plus 12 = 62 feet. Do you keep it connected and roll it up storing it in the generator area or do you disconnect it ?
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My leader is only 8ft and the rest is about 40 ft, plenty for a 37 ft coach. I have about 8ft coming from the manifold, runs across the back of the ginny and is strapped with plastic wire-ties to the frame on the lower left side of the ginny. There I have a cut-off valve as seen in post 6 and a quick disconnect as seen in post 6. I disconnect at that point and store the hose and attachments in a front bay. Below is a pic of my analog tire inflater that is available from Amazon. I replaced the lock on nozzel with a dual truck tire nozzel also available from Amazon I do not use the air dryer in the example. The compressor cycles between about 80 and 130 psi, when it drops below 95psi, you have to bleed the line until it drops below 80psi, then the compressor comes on and pumps it back up to 130psi....then you can air up tires to 95psi. Rook

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