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Old 05-27-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Air line pneumatic burst (leaking air line)

1989 Country Coach Concept
Gillig chassis

Left rear compartment that houses the electrical shore power hookups has an Accessory Air Line end... A few feet in from that the 3/8" white line has burst so I can't air up the suspension, operate the throttle or transmission...
HHS line is old and has swelled slightly for a ways beyond the burst point so I can't easily fir the brass compression fittings over he line.

I'm wondering if someone has diagrams so I can figure out where the line goes as it disappears toward the front of the chassis. I see 2 similar looking lines entering the HWH bay under the driver's seat...

Any ideas?
I'm stuck at a friend's house so it's not terrible.. Plus he's an awesome grill-cook...but I'd like to replace or cap this line temporarily so I can drive home 65 miles... Towing doesn't work since the suspension won't air up.

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Old 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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How about taking a dowel of the I.D. of the hose, sand or shave it if too big, insert in the broken line and put a hose clamp on to hold in place. It should get you home then you can trace and replace the whole line.

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Old 05-27-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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When they installed my toad system they hit an air line and they installed a quick fitting. They just cut the line and it pushes together so I went up to Napa and got a spare. I got one each 1/4 and 3/8" line size if I remember right.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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You will need to cut it to fix it anyway so with a loper or shear cut a short piece with the damage out and tske it to a nspa or truck brake service location.

These things happen and simple double coupler will do the trick.

If damage is more then piece of hose and 2 couplers.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #5
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If that air line was only feeding an outlet and you don't need it at the moment, use a pair of Vyce-grips to crush the airline blocked. Not recommended as a permanent fix but ...

Another way is to remove the accessory outlet to where you can cut the air line in a good section and reconnect the outlet if the fittings can be reused.
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