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Old 01-19-2011, 01:29 PM   #29
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Yup - that's what she is, alright. Why the OEM stuff had galvanized water pipes for the air system is beyond me - we replaced all that years ago with tubing - less weight and more dependable. You're on the right track!
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #30
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Did they put adjusters on so you can you can use the bags to level when you park
Nope, I'm still old school; a bunch of 2 x 10's.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:01 PM   #31
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circuit breakers

Can someone PLEASE help me? I've been throught the thread and didn't find where anybody posted the specific location of the automatic circuit breaker block that powers the compressor. According to Page H-6 of my owners manual it is "located under the front access door of your motormome". Can't find it anywhere. It should be with other circuit breakers for the spotlight back-up monitor, and both power seats. Thanks a bunch... Kenneth
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:36 PM   #32
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Air Compressor, Tank Size

I would think that the relay should have been mounted near the original compressor location, but I am not familiar with your unit.

1: Just a thought on upgrading the air tank size.
The reason the tank size is small, is so that the small compressor does not run for an extended time. If it runs for longer periods, it will run hot and generate a lot of moisture.
On your smaller units that supplied air for suspension only, it was designed to cycle on and off for short periods allowing it to cool between cycles.
I would think if you are increasing the size of tank, you might also look to upgrade your compressor or, at the least, be sure the water is drained frequently.
2: The compressor needs to be wired to the chassis battery through the ignition key, or it WILL drain your battery.

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Old 02-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #33
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On my 82 there was just a wire coming from the chassis fuse box to the compressor. No relay. That wire receives power when the ignition switch is on or in the accessories position.

Now I use that wire to drive a relay that switches power that is run off a new large gauge wire from the battery feed at the generator.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:36 PM   #34
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Right. I think. But where is your chassis fuse box located?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #35
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On our 310 it is right above the gas peddle on the fire wall. Not fun to get to. I also power a relay with the original line from the ignition switch. I ran a 6 gage wire with a 30 amp fuse from the house bank of battery's. The compressor runs much faster and does not get as hot from the voltage drop.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #36
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Geez. I don't know. I'm not usually this incapable. I don't see it there. There's alot of wires and cb coax switch, and brake controller, etc. but nothing mounted on the firewall. Not on either side of the steering column. Thank-you for your help Chris
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I know that they changed in 84 or 85, so someone here with a newer unit might know! Good Luck
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Where ever you see a big rats nest of wires under the dash near the gas pedal... just behind that is the panel. Atleast that was my experience with the 82!
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #39
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Yeah, thats what Chris said. I just don't see it. Mine being a '87 it might be different. In the book it says they are located under the front access door of the motorhome. Well under the front access door is the grill-not there! Still looking...Thanks
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Yeah, thats what Chris said. I just don't see it. Mine being a '87 it might be different. In the book it says they are located under the front access door of the motorhome. Well under the front access door is the grill-not there! Still looking...Thanks
We may be getting into a terminology thing here. On our older rigs the chassis fuse box is on the fire wall above the gas peddle several inches to the right almost in the center of the coach. If you look up under the dash you can almost see it and the fuses. Now get out of the coach and go around front to the hatch and you can see the back of the fuse box where the large wire looms go into the box. I don't know about the '87 but this was the set up for many years.

On my '82 the wire for the compressor going back wards from the left rear compartment at the compressor, crosses above the rear axle to the right frame rail up to the front of the coach. Up front it crosses in front of the fire wall above the radiator to the left side back to below the mirror through the side panel under the dash. Here it goes through the rats nest of wires over the steering column to the fuse box near the center under the dash.

I searched all over looking for the damn wire and finally traced it hand over hand to find this routing. Now you may think somebody has modified this but when Vinnie was working on Tin Crumpet's coach we talked on the phone while Vinnie followed the wire and it was identical to mine. Thank you Airstream.

I think I have read that some of the different coaches actually had the compressor up front, my memory is old so I may be wrong on that but if you find the compressor start following the wire.

Good luck, Dan
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Thanks Dan, I hadn't looked that for to the right. It might make things easier fo me to pop the dash panel out and look behind it. Not like it hasn't been out 1000 times already!!! Thanks again for your post. ( and all the others as well)
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:46 PM   #42
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Nah Thats not it. That goes to the fuses in the glove compartment. I'll post the page out of the manual and see if it makes it any easier for you guys to help me identify
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