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Old 10-26-2021, 07:30 AM   #1
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I have a 2019 Valencia with a air fitting by the trailer hitch. What kind of fitting is this? It's not a standard air fitting like in your garage. Also, can this be used for inflating tires while the RV is running?...Thanks.
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Are you the second owner? If so it sounds like the first owner installed a brake system on his toad. That is where my fitting is to hook up our truck as a towed vehicle.
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Probably was installed for air brake on toad. If so, this is proportional to the braking on the coach and I would not use it for airing up tires. A separate air compressor is usually always better.
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It's not a standard fitting, as a safety feature ; so nothing else but the toad brake system can be connected ; only has pressure when the coach brake pedal is pushed.
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It's not a standard fitting, as a safety feature ; so nothing else but the toad brake system can be connected ; only has pressure when the coach brake pedal is pushed.

Thanks for the response. Air brakes need air pressure to unlock. It's a fail safe system. Your system is always when your RV is running and pressure gauge shows pressure.
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Are you the second owner? If so it sounds like the first owner installed a brake system on his toad. That is where my fitting is to hook up our truck as a towed vehicle.
Thanks, I'am the second owner. Makes sense for a toad, which I thought came standard on a Renagade. Do you have a picture of the toad air fitting?
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Thanks for the response. Air brakes need air pressure to unlock. It's a fail safe system. Your system is always when your RV is running and pressure gauge shows pressure.

The park brake portion of the rear brake pots , are spring applied , and require air pressure supplied to keep them unlocked .
The service brake section of the rear brake , dual chamber activation pot , is air pressure applied , and it's that section that the toad braking system is tied into.
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Yes, that's for a toad braking system, such as M&G or AF1, both great auxiliary braking systems.
If you want air for tires, toys etc. you can tap directly into an air tank and hard plumb it to you desired location with a standard Milton air coupler.
(Ours is in the filter bay) Make sure you add a pressure protection valve or manual shut off valve at the tank, it the event of a leak it won't deplete your air system. Ours has a PP valve and a manual shut off at the air coupler. Very handy for re inflating the jeep tires after a day in the dunes.
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I have a 2019 Valencia with a air fitting by the trailer hitch. What kind of fitting is this? It's not a standard air fitting like in your garage. Also, can this be used for inflating tires while the RV is running?...Thanks.
If it is just a small version of a garage style air coupler, it will be tied in to your service bakes air circuit for toad brakes, like Air Force one or a Master Tow for a proportional braking system.

If it were a true air brake system like some have mentioned than it will have two glad hands like a tractor trailer. Then there is pressure on one glad hand to release the trailer parking brake, and the other glad hand would be for service brake air. Doubt very much this is your set up. Renegade only installs these on Explorer and up MH's, someone could have added it, but a trailer that requires that kind of braking system would have a GVW that would be stretch for a Valencia or even a Verona to tow. That is why Renegade only puts them on Explorer and up MH's built on the M2 112 & Cascadia chassis, and I do not believe they use the M2 112 chassis anymore but could be wrong.
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Thanks, I'am the second owner. Makes sense for a toad, which I thought came standard on a Renagade. Do you have a picture of the toad air fitting?
Forgive the dirt, just off a trip. Also this may not be how the factory says as I just assembled pieces parts. These are part of a brakemaster 9000 system.

First pic is the motorhome side, 2nd shows the line going to the toad. The fittings look just like usual air fittings but they are smaller.
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Look at my Sig line. Looks just like a RoadMaster fitting.
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Thanks everyone for all your input and ideas. I'm pulling a trailer with motorcycle and was looking for an easy way to have air in case I needed it. I have the room for a compressor and will take that with instead of compromising my air brake system...Thanks ALL
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