After considerable thought I have decided to keep the original air cylinder door locking system on my 102a3. I have looked into the individual keyed locks as well as the electronic remote systems.
I have decided to use the factory valve on the dash, brake the line feeding this valve and install a tee in the line with a one way check valve between the feed line coming from the bus air and the tee. I will then install another line coming from a 120v compressor tank and attache this line to the tee, with a check valve.
This would allow me to use either the bus air, if available, or air from the 120v compressor. I would leave the 120v system on when parked to assure that air is available. This compressor will also be used to supply air to my leveling system when I get to that point in the project.
Seems to me that being able to unlock all of the doors with one switch makes sense?
Is anyone already doing this?
Are there any recommendations for a small air compressor that some of you have purchased to carry in the bus?
As always, any recommendations or thoughts are appreciated.
To date I have gutted the inside of the bus, installed side panels, new exterior paint, Peninsula windows, holding tanks and fresh water system, all waste drains are in and interior walls are framed.
Today I am moving the bus out of the shop and will soon begin building cabinets and start the installation of the generator.
It's coming along slooooowwwwly.
All of my friends are attending bus rallies around the country without me?