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Old 05-04-2014, 08:35 PM   #29
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The first picture is the end of my screen door project. I sadly did not take a picture of it before the completion picture. Before, it was a black nylon screen. Looked like a few grasshoppers had their way with it in a few locations. It was pushed in and ripped all along one side next to the door body, and had the outline of dust they get from age in the areas with the most air flow. This was the result of about an hour of work.

The second picture is from when, I noticed the plastic cover was cracked and splitting (mentioned in previous posts), repaired it with automotive goop.

The last picture was after both were complete and I saw gaping holes from those damned insects to get into our home! Added some foam gasket material to it, and sealed them all up.
Been incredibly busy at work the last three weeks. No days off, and this was the first weekend with the family, but I needed a small project to feel content with forward progress. I decided to pick up some vinyl and carpeting spray paint for the ugly sun altered ABS plastic. Removed the AC surround, took out the vents and cleaned them meticulously, taped the brushed aluminum trim and went to spraying. I also did the front pillars up in the control area. Will need to do it to the panels at the doors.
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:24 PM   #30
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Added a soap gondola I found on Ebay, and the shower fluid dispenser. It holds guy's stuff and girl's stuff.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:49 PM   #31
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Commercial-Quality 50' Auto-Rewind Air Hose Reel with 3/8 RUBBER Hose - Air Tool Hose Reels - Amazon.com

I bought this a few weeks ago with the intent to install it in the airstream. I got it to benefit from the air compressor and pump my own tires. The only place I see this fitting underneath is in the solitary void space forward of the propane tank.

I plan to use the spare "plugged access" on the air pressure accumulator. There are four, with three in use. I will add a 3/8" hose form the accumulator to the reel. At the reel there will be an in-line desiccant and a quarter turn shut off valve. The reel hose itself will have a quick connect.

Current additional requirements. I will need to take exact measurements of three bolt placements in the area and the frame depth from those bolt points, and take the measurements to the local machine shop to build a custom bracket. Looking to make a bolt on without compromising the frame, or damaging the single pipe running in the area. Expect the bracket will cost upwards of $50-100

Before I start this project. Where have you mounted an air hose reel to your classic?
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #32
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The rearmost compartment on the driver's side of our 310 houses the air compressor, the power cord reel, and has enough space to keep our waste and garden hoses. On the back wall of the compartment there is a quick connect coupling (3/8"?) that is plumbed into the air system. I have connected an air hose there to winterize, but need a longer hose to reach the front tires.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #33
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I would be very carefully tying into the vehicle air brake system. It could be safely done with another tank and isolation valve.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #34
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I've got one of these portables http://www.dewalt.com/tools/compress...dwfp55130.aspx

Pretty handy to have although I haven't taken it along on the road.
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One other consideration is that tank is pretty small and divided into isolated halves. The compressor will not pump until the pressure is under 90 lbs. airing up tires to 95 psi will be difficult as the pressure will drop from 115 real fast. That's an expensive compressor/engine/air dryer to put additional wear an tear on.
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Thanks for the warning. I will rethink.
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That Dewalt 200 psi portable is about the same size ad weight as the real and hose as far as storage goes.
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I may be wrong about the compressor on your moho but if you have air brakes with an engine driven compressor it runs anytime the engine is running. There is a governor that releases air to the atmosphere once the tank pressure reaches 120 to 125 psi. As the tank pressure drops to around 90 to 95 psi. the governor valve closes and the compressor output returns to the tank. It will have no problem airing up a tire as the air in the tanks also comes into play. Most truckers just carry a length of air hose coiled up in a storage locker rather than waste the space on a hose reel. Hopefully if you tires are in good shape, airing up will be a rare occurrence.

Again if you do not have an engine driven compressor disregard the above.
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I may be wrong about the compressor on your moho but if you have air brakes with an engine driven compressor it runs anytime the engine is running. There is a governor that releases air to the atmosphere once the tank pressure reaches 120 to 125 psi. As the tank pressure drops to around 90 to 95 psi. the governor valve closes and the compressor output returns to the tank. It will have no problem airing up a tire as the air in the tanks also comes into play. Most truckers just carry a length of air hose coiled up in a storage locker rather than waste the space on a hose reel. Hopefully if you tires are in good shape, airing up will be a rare occurrence.

Again if you do not have an engine driven compressor disregard the above.

Close! The air governor tells the air compressor when to pump air by allowing the inlet valve to close. The piston always cycles but air is not pumped and the compressor is considered unloaded. There is a small control line that runs from the drier to the governor on the pump to sense system pressure.

Constant pumping would be like a major induction system leak as the compressor draws it's air from the engines intake manifold. It would also impose a constant load on the engine.

Another consideration is that any modifications to the vehicle may not pass a vehicle safety inspection.

All that said, if you do want an air source, consider tapping in at the air horn solenoid up in the front compartment. I believe there is even a safety valve so you can't honk you're air beyond a low limit.

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We may be splitting hairs here a bit but when the compressor is unloaded either on the intake or exhaust side the piston is still going up and down and experiencing wear. Like I said I am not familiar with you moho set up but the trucks I have worked on have the air source after the air cleaner. Taking air from the intake manifold would be after the turbo and is not normally done.

Most all trucks have an air coupler somewhere to connect an air hose as needed. My point is that it is used very little compared to the life of the air compressor and that the addition of an air hose reel may be a bit of overkill.
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Like I said I am not familiar with you moho set up but the trucks I have worked on have the air source after the air cleaner. Taking air from the intake manifold would be after the turbo and is not normally done.

On the Cummins 5.9L 12 valve it comes from the intake plenum next to the #5 cylinder which is boosted air.
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On the Cummins 5.9L 12 valve it comes from the intake plenum next to the #5 cylinder which is boosted air.

Not trying to be part of the 10% or a know it all! Just want to make sure everyone has what I believe is accurate information. IMO, tapping off the air system is not a good idea. That said, I plan on adding a tank for an air ride suspension system some day.
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