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Old 03-04-2020, 09:54 AM   #1
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advice on air pumps, cruise control, and air conditioners

I'm doing a major upgrade to my 28 ft Excella. One goal is to replace the air pump. The original pump was used to keep the rear air shocks balanced. It seems to me I have the opportunity to improve this system now. I'd like to install air lines and gauges so that I could remotely adjust shock air pressure in the cab. Has anyone done this? And if so can you recommend equipment?

Also I need to replace the cruise control. Are there any recommendations for after market kits that work?

And of course I need to replace the air conditioners. That scares me a little bit. How to set up a working platform on top of the coach, how to remove it without breaking things, and what kind of air conditioners are best for this marvelous little beast? I would certainly welcome any comments.
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Several folks, including myself, have replaced their compressors with V-air units. Reasonably priced and readily available. Typically they are set up with a pressure switch and relay which regulates the pressure in your air bags between 80-110 psi.

Rostra is probably the most well known brand in aftermarket cruise controls .
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Several folks, including myself, have replaced their compressors with V-air units. Reasonably priced and readily available. Typically they are set up with a pressure switch and relay which regulates the pressure in your air bags between 80-110 psi.

Rostra is probably the most well known brand in aftermarket cruise controls .
As Mike stated, Rostra is most commonly used. I've installed it in to Airstreams plus one of my Triumph sports cars. They seem to be very solid units.
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