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Demco Air Force 1
I am installing a Demco Airforce One system on my 2006 Nimbus 336.

I found the earlier post from when SMI produced Airforce One on an older Motorhome.

My Toad is a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport.  I have that half of the system installed.  It was a bit...

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I installed it on my 99 U 320 and I had installed it on my Monaco Dynasty. The metered line I installed it on the quick release
valve. The other one I will have to look at where I  found supply air. I didn't like the way they said to cut into the...

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A reserve air tank must be mounted to the coach to supply the braking air for the towed vehicle. 
tmehrkam near Houston Tx.
The reserve tank is mounted on the coach, not the towed?

Tim

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The reserve tank is mounted on the coach, not the towed?

The AirForce1 is similar to Spartan's Safe Tow in that there is a ping tank mounted in the coach.

The box in the towed for the AF1 is a...

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I am trying to mount the air tank on the Foretravel coach.  All I need to do is locate the correct airlines to tap into on the coach and I can finish my install.  The Jeep is done.  I will be looking at the coach in detail next week.

I have...

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One more question.

I will be working on the air supply while working under the motor home.  I suspect I need to block it up to keep from getting injured.  I see some people have made support jacks to place between the frame members to support the ...

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Search the forum for safety block options. No welding needed.

Rich

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I mounted my Airforce 1 equipment near the start battery area.  I made a new backing plate which fit on the vertical support angle irons for the batteries.  (sorry for the road dirt on everything)

Richard

  • oldguy
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4x4s Should fit in there. Using wood may be a bit controversial but that's what we use when blocking up heavy equipment when
working on them.

  • oldguy
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I went a took a couple pictures. I teed into the the quick release valve for the air for the Air Force one tank and I teed onto the line
for the metered air. I couldn't get at it very well so that's how I did it. If I did it again I think I would...

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Thank you Guys.  I ran across a course by Bendix on air brakes.  It explains all their parts and covers ABS.  I am not sure my 2006 nimbus even has ABS.  It is a basic explanation on air brake systems. There is a full fledge course you can access...

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I am gaining confidence that I can do this without taking it to fortravel. 

You definitely can.  And if you end up deciding you would rather someone else do the work, there are lots of...

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I installed the air Force one on my 1999 u320 and my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you do a search on the forms you will find my post on it. The hardest part was cutting into the brake line to put the t in that sends air to the tank. For one thing...

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I installed the air Force one on my 1999 u320 and my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you do a search on the forms you will find my post on it. The hardest part was cutting into the...


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Thank you all.  I need to fabricate some safety blocks and climb under the coach.  I have seen the three valves I suspected those were the correct ones.  Mine looks a lot like the older ones.

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Chassis Blocks has been discussed on forum see

air bags
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Reply #16
I know Harbor freight 2" x 12" receiver tubes.  Some say purchase 8.

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Reply #17
A lot of good information on this Forum.


Re: Demco Air Force 1 "Now safety blocks and wheel chocks."
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Did the grand tour of the greater Houston area running down 2x2x12 trailer tubes from Harbor Freight.

Called a few stores.  I got some one in the Katy Store.  21 miles from Waller where I live. They had 3.

Got in my pickup and dove there in about...

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Reply to # 4

I also worked in the Oil Industry for 40 years, and I had a a very fine career.

We both are workers like the ones 100 years ago when the internal combustion engine replaced  in the horse drawn carriages.

That hydrocarbon combustion has...

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Just think, if someone hadn't thrown Prof. Diesel off the boat we could all be burning peanut oil or something other than petro chemicals.

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Hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons, weather from crude oil or peanuts.

Regards

Klaus

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Correction :

.. wheater from...

Regards

Klaus

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Correction 2

 too much red wine tonight

.. whether...

Regards

Klaus

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Correction 2

 too much red wine tonight

 ^.^d

By the way, you can edit your own posts if you see a typo.  Look on the lower right below the post.  "Quick Edit" lets you make text corrections. ...

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