Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2015, 04:06 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Trailair Compressor

I got really tired of dragging out a compressor every time we pulled out of storage, just to put a few bursts of air into that Trailair tri-glide! Last year I installed a cheap Air-Lift compressor in the pin box, but never hooked it up. This last weekend, I finally hooked it up! Yippee.

Not the ideal way - I would have much preferred a Wireless One controller by Air-Lift so I could control it from the cab, but I figured $300 is money better spent on getting my shackles replaced, so I opted for a momentary switch and a air bleed button out by the drivers side near the hitch light switch. Piece of cake. The compressor fits nicely up in the pin box!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC04789.jpg (170.8 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04788.jpg (85.9 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04793.jpg (64.2 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04794.jpg (146.4 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04797.jpg (209.0 KB, 15 views)
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 04:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
5th_Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,121
Brad,
You're the "king" of innovations!
Really enjoy the pictures too...
__________________
Mike & Pam '12 36RL, Kodiak Discs, 17.5" G114s H-Rated, SRE4000 w/HD Shackles, Joy Rider Shocks, Flex Air, 5.5 Onan, W&D, DW, 4 Scare Lights, (2) 6V Trojan T-145s; Progressive EMS-HW50C, Winegard DTV Sat, Sony/Denon 4K Home Theater, WiFiRanger EliteAC Pack, weBoost 4G-X Cell Booster.

'18 GMC Denali 3500HD CC, 4x4, DRW, DuraMax, Allison, Curt Q25 w/OEM Prep, Intellihaul Cameras, Transfer Flow 70gal Aux Tank/Toolbox.
5th_Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 05:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 545
Great idea. What model air lift did you use? I'm checking Amazon and there are several..

Thanks,

Ken
brenkco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 06:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Ken,
It was a 16060, same as when came with my truck springs.

https://www.airliftcompany.com/shop/16060/
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 06:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5th_Time View Post
Brad,
You're the "king" of innovations!
Really enjoy the pictures too...
Thanks 5th Time
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 02:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Shane Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,942
Send a message via AIM to Shane Wood Send a message via MSN to Shane Wood Send a message via Yahoo to Shane Wood
Brad
Nice job. With all the goodies you have added youll have to keep the grandson with you to show you what buttons to push
__________________
2015 36RL pushing a 2015 Denali
Shane Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 03:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
yep, plus he can crawl into the small places I can't get to
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:01 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Well had some more time over Labor Day and some extra parts (Not to mention [Piper Guy] Vaughan sent me some AWESOME labels), so I embellished the Trailair compressor system.

The guage even lights up with the park lights, or with the switch next to it. The panel now has a air chuck in case none of what I did works someday
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC06091.jpg (182.5 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg DSC06086.jpg (92.0 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg DSC06115.jpg (46.8 KB, 7 views)
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 545
Ver nice, Brad!!
brenkco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:29 PM   #10
Site Team
 
piper guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,802
That does it ~ I'm bringing my coach cross-country to visit, buy Brad some beers, and have all the "Brad" updates done !!
__________________
Vaughan & Tracy 2013 RW 36RL, 2013 F350 DRW CC, 2016 Focus. MorRyde IS, MorRyde pinbox, disc brakes, Comfort Ride Hitch. "Life is to be embraced, Grab it with both arms ! "
piper guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Bring it on over! Just in time for the leaves turning - but that probably sounds silly to a guy from the east
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:34 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,891
Did you buy a COMPLETE kit ? or just the 16060 and spare parts from the tool box? I may look to buy a kit?? it looks somewhat easy of a job ??
__________________
2015 F-350
2020 3991RD with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5..
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:47 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford truck guy View Post
Did you buy a COMPLETE kit ? or just the 16060 and spare parts from the tool box? I may look to buy a kit?? it looks somewhat easy of a job ??
It was a mix mash. Originally I bought the kit to put on my old truck, but the Dealer put air bags on, so I used the compressor for my buddies boat, but saved the rest, then bought another cheaper compressor (the one you listed I think)...so on (my wife hates me).

I think the original kit with compressor and gauge was $99 a few years ago.

However - the Wireless One would have been a much better fix - they maintain the pressure you select and all wireless. I just didn't want to spend that much again after putting that system on the new truck.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 04:59 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,891
Quote:
Originally Posted by atom ant View Post
It was a mix mash. Originally I bought the kit to put on my old truck, but the Dealer put air bags on, so I used the compressor for my buddies boat, but saved the rest, then bought another cheaper compressor (the one you listed I think)...so on (my wife hates me).

I think the original kit with compressor and gauge was $99 a few years ago.

However - the Wireless One would have been a much better fix - they maintain the pressure you select and all wireless. I just didn't want to spend that much again after putting that system on the new truck.
yea... I just have a hard time spending money on something that SHOULD work as advertised.... Why do I need to constantly fill my air bag on the pin box ? the bags on my truck stay at psi......
__________________
2015 F-350
2020 3991RD with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5..
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford truck guy View Post
yea... I just have a hard time spending money on something that SHOULD work as advertised.... Why do I need to constantly fill my air bag on the pin box ? the bags on my truck stay at psi......
Again, my reason was different. It's not a leak issue, rather the load changes whether I'm heading out full of water and gear, heading home with no water, or heading to storage with no water or gear. For me, that is almost 1,000 psi pin weight difference between modes, which changes the ride on that trailair significantly. I just got tired of dragging out a compressor and climbing in that truck bed to fill.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 07:42 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,891
Quote:
Originally Posted by atom ant View Post
Again, my reason was different. It's not a leak issue, rather the load changes whether I'm heading out full of water and gear, heading home with no water, or heading to storage with no water or gear. For me, that is almost 1,000 psi pin weight difference between modes, which changes the ride on that trailair significantly. I just got tired of dragging out a compressor and climbing in that truck bed to fill.

I completely understand. . . It does get old
__________________
2015 F-350
2020 3991RD with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5..
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 10:20 PM   #17
Site Team
 
piper guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,802
Same here ~ I carry a 12 volt small compressor in my truck storage box and have a 12 volt plug socket that I wired into the bed through one of the Upfitter switches. When the hitch needs air, just pull the little guy out and plug in. Like Brad, need to change it depending on load.
__________________
Vaughan & Tracy 2013 RW 36RL, 2013 F350 DRW CC, 2016 Focus. MorRyde IS, MorRyde pinbox, disc brakes, Comfort Ride Hitch. "Life is to be embraced, Grab it with both arms ! "
piper guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×