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Old 08-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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on board air - where are your outlets?

I am in the process of separating the tank and compressor from a 12V Puma air compressor to mount under the passenger side sliding door of my van. My intent is to plumb one or two air chucks to convenient locations.

So, for those of you with on board air, where are your chucks mounted and do you wish they were somewhere else? At first I was thinking front and rear bumper, but it makes more sense I think to put one on each side of the van in between the axles somewhere. This makes for a close location for each tire and also makes it easy to run a hose into the van for blowing dust off things.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

Mine was off the tank under the passenger along the frame rail. What a PITA. Moved it to the winch box. I love it there but need a long air hose.
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?



As I type this...

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

One of mine is at the tank like Dave's. Sort of a pain, but I'm used to it. The other is in the trash cabinet inside. I've never used that one, thinking I'd blow out the van after a dusty ride.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

My hookup is inside the aluminess rear bumper. Don't have to deal with road grime & salt. My tank sits under the barn doors and my compressor is on top of the driver side front wheel well below the fuse box. Worst picture ever because you can't see the compressor, but trust me, it's under that black box. Not much road grime will hit it there.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

I installed three quick-couplers...two on the front bumper about even with the grill and one at the rear:



(This photo was taken as part of the install of a backup camera...the quick coupler is to the left of the trailer hitch.)

In practice, I've never used the front ones...a coiled hose reaches all four tires from this rear quick coupler. This quick coupler stays fairly clear of dust and dirt but if you can put it in a box, all the better.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

Super helpful, folks - thanks! I hope to make some progress this weekend on this project.

Zeta - I LOVE those rock rails you've got. Are they still functioning well?
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

Yes they have been great. RSE still has 2 or 3 sets w/o steps available.

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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

I mounted one under the back bumper and one under the hood.



The compressor was mounted midway on the frame.
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Re: on board air - where are your outlets?

Mounted my outlet to the aluminess side ladder. I recommend using a stud with an end cap to prevent dirt and dust from getting into the quick disconnect.

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