Need info on installing a dump valve

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  1. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

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    Not all are like that.
     
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  3. Semi Crazy

    Semi Crazy Road Train Member

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    2-ways are NO or NC...



    ... but hey I don't wanna ruffle your skirt:biggrin_25522:
     
  4. carrkool

    carrkool Heavy Load Member

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    OK does anyone know how to run a dump vavle on the newer reitnouers with the bendix abs system. the factory one will not let you dump over 5 to 7 mph and will not dump when empty. i have never seen so much pluming on an air bag system. you would think buy looking at it i have 4 axles hooked up....
     
  5. Hanadarko

    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    Well not withstanding the fact that 5-7mph is actually the legal/offical DOT limit for dump valve usage (its in the regs) but why on earth would you want to dump suspension while doing anything other than backing/docking? - Certainly your not docking at 7mph ?
     
  6. carrkool

    carrkool Heavy Load Member

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    why because one the system keeps air in it which is causing hard bounce and i want to control it is reason enough aint it......i dont like some computer controling things just like i dont like some computer contoling my logs so i run paper. its what i want all i am asking for is help on bypassing it not opions......thanks
     
  7. Hanadarko

    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    Asking why on earth a person would want to activate a dump valve while exceeding 5mph was to get further information
    as to what you're trying to do. Not to give an opinion.

    Messing with electronics and computer controlled equipment is usually asking for trouble.
    The fact that you commented "I've never seen so much plumbing.." is a tip off that this isn't a bright idea.

    Maybe that's why no one responded to you....

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  8. carrkool

    carrkool Heavy Load Member

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    thats why i asked if anyone knew how here....what speed i go should not matter just the fact i want direct control of the dump
     
  9. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

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    The only way to get around it would be you installing another dump valve in between the electronics and the air bags.

    Oh and welcome to Reitnour air ride disaster....LOL. They really over think it.
     
  10. CL10473

    CL10473 Light Load Member

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    Old Thread I know.
    On the tractor side, is it just 12v to an on/off to control it. Its a factory dump valve on a rented Fontaine trailer.
     
  11. boom192

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    How do you get the 12 volt wire up to the cab to connect to a switch? Do you use the middle auxiliary wire on the 7 way trailer wiring?
     
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