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Since I suck at using the search function. What is everyone using for permanent air lines on their trailers? PVC, pipe, flexible line, or truck air brake line?


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Posts: 2544 | Location: Auburndale, Florida | Registered: October 19, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My Classic came with truck air lines. At least that’s what it looks like.


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You can get the 3/8 black rubber as needed in bulk.. I normally get my 3/8 & 1/2 in spools (250)
Are you thinking of pluming the trailer front to back? Not too often do i use the 1/2. But i carry it on the trucks.. You need bulkhead fittings?
Coming up through the floor?

Example of bulkhead fitting from Phillips. they all come in various sizes.

https://phillipsind.com/main/a...lkhead-fittings.html

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Truck air brake line is what I have in mine.

Installed outside air chucks on both sides of the trailer behind the wheel wells.
 
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I plumbed my trailer using PVC. I have air chucks inside at the front and back of the trailer with corresponding bulkhead fittings outside. I've carried pneumatic air tools, butterflies, ratchets, drills, etc. in the trailer for several years, never once used them. How dumb is that?

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truck air lines ,push connect


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I've not plumbed a trailer but I've got my garage air plumbed with the Rapidair and really like it. https://www.rapidairproducts.c...dair-home-garage-kit
 
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I have one of those little hot dog compressors. The plan is to mount it high on the rear curbside wall. The electric is there with a switched outlet I had Vintage install. I found a way to tuck a line into the rear corner, through the floor, and to a chuck low outside. We're talking 10-12 feet of tube here.

I wasn't sure if if truck line would work. Kinda like throttle stop stuff? Push to connect?


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Originally posted by RPROGAS:
I plumbed my trailer using PVC. I have air chucks inside at the front and back of the trailer with corresponding bulkhead fittings outside. I've carried pneumatic air tools, butterflies, ratchets, drills, etc. in the trailer for several years, never once used them. How dumb is that?

Bob


Actually, that's not dumb at all. I carry a few extra parts and tools I never seem to need. If I take it out of the trailer, all of a sudden I need it.


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Truck nylon air line with pushlock or compression fittings will work great. I've used PEX plumbing as an experiment in my shop and it's worked great for a couple of years now. I hate PVC for anything, the only place I'll install it is the garbage. It's brittle and I don't like the glueing.
 
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Originally posted by Joe Burkleo:
Truck air brake line is what I have in mine.

Installed outside air chucks on both sides of the trailer behind the wheel wells.

Not being a dik but wouldn’t it be better in front of wheel wells in case a tire comes apart?
 
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Lowes used to sell a garage air line kit. I bought it for like 50 bucks and it comes with a bunch of different push in fittings. I did my trailer and it has worked awesome. I had to fabricate some brackets for the air chucks.
 
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I did mine in 1/2” copper.
 
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Originally posted by Joe Burkleo:
Truck air brake line is what I have in mine.

Installed outside air chucks on both sides of the trailer behind the wheel wells.

Not being a dik but wouldn’t it be better in front of wheel wells in case a tire comes apart?


No problem...and it's a legit question.

They are in a 4X4 steel electrical box with a removable cover.

Have always installed backup lights at the front of the fenders on all my trailers. If the lights weren't there at the front of the fenders I most likely would have put the air chucks there.
 
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Originally posted by nomad:
I have one of those little hot dog compressors. The plan is to mount it high on the rear curbside wall. The electric is there with a switched outlet I had Vintage install. I found a way to tuck a line into the rear corner, through the floor, and to a chuck low outside. We're talking 10-12 feet of tube here.

I wasn't sure if if truck line would work. Kinda like throttle stop stuff? Push to connect?

Bruce my advice is don't waste your time and money, there's a better way in 2021.

I only use my compressor maybe for the initial airing of my tires at my pit(both cars have on board air compressors) and primarily to fill a cylinder to swap out a broken valve spring.

Milwaukee 18v cordless tools now do any job I would have used an air tool for years ago and they do it faster. For example, I previously used my Ingersoll Rand air ratchet to remove the bead lock clamping rings bolts and it couldn't remove 1/3 of the bolts on one side without the compressor having to fully refill 3 times. Now I use my Milwaukee 18v cordless 1/4" impact driver/gun and it removes all the bolts on both sides easily without a recharge.

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The push-connect truck airbrake stuff works great, but its not worth the effort of plumbing the whole trailer for the amount of times you use it IMO. Most mid-size compressors aren't really adequate to run air tools anyway, so I just bought a little 2-gallon for filling tires and mounted it on a small shelf high in the rear of the trailer like you describe & mounted a retractable hose reel below it. The air is easily accessible at the back door of the trailer, I can reach all of my trailer tires with the hose and it stores easily. Don't overthink it.


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Originally posted by 1320racer:
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Originally posted by nomad:
I have one of those little hot dog compressors. The plan is to mount it high on the rear curbside wall. The electric is there with a switched outlet I had Vintage install. I found a way to tuck a line into the rear corner, through the floor, and to a chuck low outside. We're talking 10-12 feet of tube here.

I wasn't sure if if truck line would work. Kinda like throttle stop stuff? Push to connect?

Bruce my advice is don't waste your time and money, there's a better way in 2021.

I only use my compressor maybe for the initial airing of my tires at my pit(both cars have on board air compressors) and primarily to fill a cylinder to swap out a broken valve spring.

Milwaukee 18v cordless tools now do any job I would have used an air tool for years ago and they do it faster. For example, I previously used my Ingersoll Rand air ratchet to remove the bead lock clamping rings bolts and it couldn't remove 1/3 of the bolts on one side without the compressor having to fully refill 3 times. Now I use my Milwaukee 18v cordless 1/4" impact driver/gun and it removes all the bolts on both sides easily without a recharge.


Makes it tempting to save the room in the trailer and leave the compressor at home.


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As I stated, the primary use of my compressor is to be able to change a broken valve spring in minutes if the need arises.
 
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Originally posted by 1320racer:
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Originally posted by nomad:
I have one of those little hot dog compressors. The plan is to mount it high on the rear curbside wall. The electric is there with a switched outlet I had Vintage install. I found a way to tuck a line into the rear corner, through the floor, and to a chuck low outside. We're talking 10-12 feet of tube here.

I wasn't sure if if truck line would work. Kinda like throttle stop stuff? Push to connect?

Bruce my advice is don't waste your time and money, there's a better way in 2021.

I only use my compressor maybe for the initial airing of my tires at my pit(both cars have on board air compressors) and primarily to fill a cylinder to swap out a broken valve spring.

Milwaukee 18v cordless tools now do any job I would have used an air tool for years ago and they do it faster. For example, I previously used my Ingersoll Rand air ratchet to remove the bead lock clamping rings bolts and it couldn't remove 1/3 of the bolts on one side without the compressor having to fully refill 3 times. Now I use my Milwaukee 18v cordless 1/4" impact driver/gun and it removes all the bolts on both sides easily without a recharge.


Makes it tempting to save the room in the trailer and leave the compressor at home.


I also have a 3/8 18V Milwaukee impact for the race car and have a 18V 1/2 inch impact for the truck and trailer wheels if needed.
Also Since I switched from MT to Hoosiers I don't really need a compressor anymore either Laughing Hard
 
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