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Tikvah
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« on: May 11, 2011, 06:35:00 AM »

The baggage doors currently lock when the bus air pressure is down.  I want to by-pass that so I can open them all the time.  I realize I can just cut and cap the air lines, but I wonder if there is a better way?
Also, if I do remove all the lines, where do I terminate?
Lastly, once the air lines are removed, what do you suggest with the door air lock mechanism?

An additional thought, has anyone tried to segregate the air system for the doors?  It would be cool to maintain the air operated door and maybe even the baggage bays with a small compressor, without having to fill the air bags and the rest of the bus.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 10:34:16 AM »

How about converting over to electric locks? You can use a Key-Fab to lock & unlock them too! Bruce
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 10:35:09 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 11:33:58 AM »

I like that idea.  Where did you get the units?
I tried to Google the name and didn't find anything.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 04:35:57 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 06:51:39 AM »

My Dina had the air locks that defaulted to closed and required air to open.  What I did was just unscrewed the locks and let them fall inside the doors.  There were two solenoids up front that opened and closed via dash switches.  I ended up disconnecting the air at the solenoids to use the air for my air ride seat. 

I haven't figured out a way to lock my baggage doors.  I was going to buy new handles with locks included, but they are no longer available.  On an MCI there is a way to use padlocks on most or all models.  (Padlocks are not a great way to go I know.)
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 10:00:57 AM »

This may help

http://www.trimarkcorp.com/en/zPlatFormList.aspx?intParentid=87
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