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Old 01-01-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Air Compressor Quick Connect

I hope everyone had a happy new year!

I'm out on the road tinkering with our new motorhome. It's a 2017 Fleetwood Pace Arrow LXE 38K.

I'm wanting to set up an air hose for various uses. The compressor quick connect is located in the front left bin. There is a quick connect receptical fixed in the back of the bin which obviously is borrowing air from the compressor.

I purchesed a hose kit with various fittings. I can't seem to get the 1/4" male side of the quick connect to fit properly into the recepticle on the rig. Does anyone know the size of quick connect Fleetwood uses? It may just be stiff, it looks like 1/4".

Thanks in advance for any help on this.

Happy Trails and drive safe out there.

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Mine is hard to get in when the mh is fully aired up. Try fitting when air is down to verify the fit.
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Not all couplers are the same. Hope this helps you ID the right one.
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It may be a 1/4" fitting, however it may not be the correct type to match your male fitting. The different types call for different length male shaft ends, (long or short).

You can't tell the type designation on the female fitting from the out side, I changed mine out for the type (P)(short shaft) buying all the matching male and female fittings I use for all of my air tool needs, (from the same source).

If you have to do the same, do your self a big favor and don't go cheep on the fittings, you may regret it if you buy one that leaks every time you try to use it.

Dennis has the perfect example for you.

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When you find the correct fitting, or if you change to a different style, buy an extra male fitting and zip tie it in a plastic bag to the female on the coach so that if you need to be towed one day the tow truck operator will be sure to have the correct fitting so he can release your air brakes.
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I use these, they are available male or female and fit many types of fittings.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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They are hard to put the male in, when they are aired up. With a normal home air compressor, it may be set for 40-60 lbs. Your coach air tank can be up to 120 lbs. That makes it hard to put the male end of the hose into the female fitting.

Do yourself a favor, and go to home depot and buy a shutoff valve in their air tool section. It's like 2 bucks. Dump the air from your tanks, then unscrew the existing female fitting off, put the shutoff valve on (use pipe thread teflon on threads when reassembling), then replace the female fitting. You may need a short pipe also, so everything screws back together.

With the air valve always turned off, you can easily plug in your male fitting for your hose. Use it as you need to. When you are ready to disconnect, turn the air valve off first before removing hose.
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Mine is hard to get in when the mh is fully aired up. Try fitting when air is down to verify the fit.
I'll try that, thanks!
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Thanks for the great tips and suggestions everyone.

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How do I dump the compressor tank?
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When you find the correct fitting, or if you change to a different style, buy an extra male fitting and zip tie it in a plastic bag to the female on the coach so that if you need to be towed one day the tow truck operator will be sure to have the correct fitting so he can release your air brakes.
Dennis45 is right. If you think, "Awe, I'll just unscrew the petcock on the bottom of the air tank and let the air out, and that will do it", you would be wrong. The reason for the fitting is so that the Tow Truck driver can hook the fitting up to his compressor and pump up the tank to release the Spring brakes which releases the emergency brakes. If you don't have the proper connector you might be staying right where you are. 10 on the important factor.
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How do I dump the compressor tank?

There are likely drains somewhere, I'm not familiar with your chassis but you can drop the pressure by pumping the brake. With the engine stopped of course.
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Dennis.....nice chart showing the various connectors.
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Dennis.....nice chart showing the various connectors.
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