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Some 'Birds have a schrader valve attached to one of the air tanks that allows you to attach an air hose from an external source like your shop air or a portable air compressors, but sometimes you have to crawl under the coach to do this, here is a way to change that schrader valve so that you can just plug in that air hose and walk away to do other things.

If you decide to use this modification make sure that if you leave the air line connected that the air line pressure of the shop compressor does not exceed the POP OFF pressure of your 'Birds air dryer pressure relief valve on the air dryer.
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Good idea John, I'll have to locate my fill point but that would work pretty well for me. I have an on board compressor but it takes a while for it to air up the bus. Since I have a 80 gallon compressor in the garage it would be much quicker to do it your way. I'll have to locate that fill point. I have an idea it's in one of the basement compartments.
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Our '93 has a schrader valve in the engine compartment on the curbside right above and behind the battery tray for this purpose.
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John,

On the '86, it is in the same location as lance described.

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correct,onall WBs and Pts its in the same place,AFAIK
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Is there one on a BMC?
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i would say,yes.
but i have no idea of its location.
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Some 'Birds have a schrader valve attached to one of the air tanks that allows you to attach an air hose from an external source like your shop air or a portable air compressors, but sometimes you have to crawl under the coach to do this, here is a way to change that schrader valve so that you can just plug in that air hose and walk away to do other things. Make sure that the external air source pressure that you are using doesn't exceed the 'Birds maximum air pressure, other wise you will have to detach the air hose when the maximum has been reached.



This was one of the first modifications that Randy added to my 'Bird, it not only airs up the suspension, but it allows me to use the generator slide without starting the coach to build up the air and I find I use it more that I thought that I would while I am here at home.

When I do not have the air hose plugged in, I use a dust cap to cover the couplers, the one I use was laying around in my spare parts bin, but there are dust caps available from different sources, here is one used for different styles of hydraulic quick couplers, they are usually rubber, or vinyl and you will need to measure the quick coupler that you are using to find the dust cap that you need.



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When I had the deck built I had them plumb in a separate air line along side of the 50 amp electric, telephone, satellite yard dish coax and separate water and separate buried propane line from the large tank that sits far away in my yard.

The hole in the deck for the air hose quick coupler also has the propane line hook up for the winter and the hole is also used to lift the small section of the deck to gain access to those items.
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Don't forget to add an inexpensive air dryer in the lash up. Without it you may pump moisture into your tires.

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Don't forget to add an inexpensive air dryer in the lash up. Without it you may pump moisture into your tires.

Don Jones
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Yes, I already have one in line near the compressor and that should be in every shop air compressor system to protect the air tools along with the tires.
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