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Old 04-15-2014, 05:14 AM
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Towing a trailer with air breaks?

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Is it possible to set up a 2004 f350 to tow a trailer that has air breaks?

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:38 AM
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Great question, I would like too know also
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:43 AM
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anything is possible but in all seriousness check the gcvw/gvw because usually only trailers that have air breaks are to heavy for out size trucks anyhow.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:51 AM
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it might could work but why would you need it?
you will need a compressor de-water tanks gauges that buzz and light when the psi is low that is just of the top to be half safe and it cant leak much with ebrake 2psi per min severs brake 3psi per min is all that is allowed to pass.
a way for the truck to release the air as not to lock the brakes might prove hard.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:58 AM
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Not to mention you would need air brake endorsement.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:14 AM
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Brakes? Yes, anything is possible.
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What kind of trailer are we talking about here? You could cage the parking brakes BUT that would just allow you to move the trailer. You have to have a way of pushing air through the blue gladhand to be able to apply the service brakes.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:21 PM
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you can bypass the brakes for dragging a trailer with air brakes around the yard but I agree
any air brake equipped trailer seems like it would be beyond practical ??

plus the downside if your air brake setup fails that trailer is defaulting to you going through the windshield if the trailer is anything like I am picturing in my mind LOL
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:22 PM
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Yeah its possible. Compressor, lines, air dryer, glad hands and the hardest part would be sourcing a controller.

What trailer are you towing that has air brakes?
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:25 PM
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seems like Highway patrol would have a field day

probably call all other officers on duty for a look see LOL
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