We went for a short test run of the completed Air Force One installation and towed our 2011 Buick Enclave for the first time. I finally was able to install the brake notification LED light in the Buick early in the morning. I can see it come on through my backup camera monitor. That tells me the braking system is working properly. I ran a few wires and mounted it on the backside of the rear view mirror.
I did the initial test after I hooked up the air line from Dreamscape to the Buick to make sure it worked properly. As we were heading out of the RV Park I had Becky sit in the pilot seat while I got in the Buick. She drove a few feet then applied the brakes. I could watch the pedal move, knowing the brakes were being applied. We came to a very smooth stop.
Since this was the first time towing the Buick I was a little nervous. I could tell the difference in the additional weight as opposed to our previous tow cars, Jeep Wrangler and the Jetta. The nervous part was just the fact of towing a car for the first time, it went away once we got up to speed. I stopped after about 7 miles to check all of the towing connections.
We are getting closer to our departure from Abilene to SoCal and have a few things to do to prepare for the trip. I’m glad the installation performed flawlessly so I can check that off the list and move forward.
Here is a shot of how it all looks when the Buick is hooked up behind the coach.