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SMI 99243 Air Force One Tow Vehicle Brake System
SMI Air Force One Brake System
SMI 99202 Air Force One Tow Vehicle Brake System

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: $1,089.95
MFG P/N: 99243
MFG: SMI Braking
UPC #: 866723000037

Quantity in Stock :34

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Product Code: AFO0108

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The SMI 99243 Air Force One Tow Vehicle Braking System is the only RV brake system that uses your diesel pusher motorhome's air brakes to energize the towed vehicle's power brakes. The system does not require a vacuum pump nor is there any drain on your towed vehicles battery. The Air Force One braking system has no moving parts to wear out and features a breakaway system that seals the coach's air supply in the event of separation. Other great features include:
  • An out of site installation with most of the Air Force One System located under the hood
  • 100% proportional braking between the car in tow and the motorhome
  • Fits all towed vehicles including the newest "live" pedal cars
  • Uses an approved air tap method so you will not affect the warranty on your motorhomes air brakes
  • Once installed, the system is always ready for towing.
  • Air Force One is the safest air brake system available.
  • Easy to view Coach Notification, letting you know when the system is operating.
System includes: Operating unit, coach air connection assembly, break-away system, actuating cylinder, complete hardware kit, airlines & instructions in print and DVD.

Since the Air Force One Brake System uses the coach's air to create vacuum for the towed vehicle's power-brakes, it does not need an electric pump. In fact, the Air Force One operating unit has no moving parts at all. The only moving part is the brake actuator which mounts on the brake arm and firewall, out of the way and out of site. A concern users may have with the Air Force One is the connection to the motorhomes air brake system. But SMI eliminates any fears with a device they call Total Coach Protection. With this safety device installed the coach's air supply is sealed off to allow the coach to stop normally in the case of a break-away or airline failure in the system. Air Force One is a revolutionary braking system that will apply proportional braking effort in your towed vehicle. An easy installation combined with vacuum-assisted power brakes and truly proportionate braking effort makes the Air Force One Braking System a leader in towed vehicle brake systems.

SMI Air Force One Braking System

Additional Product Information
  • The Air Force One operating unit is installed under the hood of the towed vehicle. A small actuator is mounted on the brake arm of the towed vehicle above the foot pedal so it is always out of the way and completely out sight.
  • Always ready to tow With Air Force One, attach your AFO jumper and you are ready to tow. There is no set up in the towed vehicle and, because AFO uses the power brakes there is no need for adjustments. AFO will brake the car just as you would if you were driving it: gently, efficiently, and truly 100% proportionate. Best of all it is all automatic.
  • The Air Force One fits every tow vehicle, including the newest "live" pedal cars. In addition, the Air Force One is easy to transfer to a new towed vehicle – Many of the semi-permanent systems today will not work on ALL towed vehicles or they require special parts for certain towed vehicles.
  • Air Force One is absolutely a universal fit for every towed vehicle. Power brakes active in the towed vehicle Air Force One uses a patented process to create vacuum in the towed vehicle's power brake system. This process energizes the power brakes for the towed vehicle without the engine running. Air Force One does not require an electronic pump, so battery drain cannot be an issue. In fact, there are no moving parts to wear out and no circuit boards to go bad.
  • Air Force One will be the last supplemental brake you will ever buy. Truly proportionate braking Progressive is good, proportionate is better. Using the coach air is the only way to create true 100% directly proportionate braking effort. Whether you are on a bumpy road or using your exhaust brake down a hill, Air Force One will only apply the brakes in the towed vehicle when you apply the brake in the coach. The braking in the towed vehicle mirrors the coach WITHOUT any complicated adjustments. Inertia-based systems simply cannot offer this level of simplicity and consistency. Using deceleration to determine braking can deliver a level of proportional braking, but using the action of your foot on the brake pedal and the associated amount of air is directly proportionate.
  • Air Force One uses an approved air tap in method so you will not affect the warranty on your air brakes– meeting all chassis warranty guidelines including Spartan (per Mike O'Neil) and Freightliner (per Tony Sipple). DOT and FMVSS (Federal Vehicle Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) #121 require supplemental brake systems to have a separate air tank (ping tank) and a separate valve to control the supplemental system. All other air brake systems take air off of the rear wheels to apply the supplemental brake which not only takes the coach out of DOT specification, but can impact your warranty. Only Air Force One meets the regulations and only Air Force One includes everything you need.
  • Many systems have no signal at all and others generate the signal from activation. The best signal for you to know when the brakes are on in the towed vehicle is from the brake light switch. Air Force One includes a simple, innovative LED light that mounts in the towed vehicle. The light turns on when the brakes are applied in the tow car and is viewable through the backup camera. If the light is on, the brakes are on. You want to know if the brakes are on, not simply if the system is cycling. The Super Bright LED's will let you know when the brakes are on. This time and cost saving method is often preferred, but if more direct feedback the LED can be mounted in the coach by using a single wire to the dash of the coach. Or, as an additional option, you may purchase the SMI Wireless Notification kit.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions Our dealers and self-installers have been instrumental in helping us design and refine the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Each Air Force One comes complete so you do not need to purchase anything for the installation. We also offer 24/7 technical support from real live technicians, not just an answering service.