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Old 09-24-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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2006 Sightseer Parking Brake

Being on wheelchair, I have hand control on my rv but when it comes to setting the parking break I have to use a 2x3 to push the pedal and engage it. Problem is, it takes so much force to set it. Does anyone know how to adjust it so it's easier to set it.

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What chassis is the RV? The parking brake, if mechanical, might need the spring. If it's hydraulic it might not need such a strong return spring.
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I have workhorse with w22 chassis an d it's manual
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Can't help but I can understand. I have the same MH and the same problem. My DW can't engage the parking break far enough to put the levelers down. Even when I do it I can barely get it to the last setting.
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I have workhorse with w22 chassis an d it's manual
You are correct, it's not the Autopark system. It's a brake on the tail of the transmission that is engaged by the foot pedal. I'd find a good mechanic that's not afraid to fabricate/invent something to either give you mechanical advantage you can use your upper body strength to activate or reduce/modify the spring tension. The foot pedal shouldn't need any more tension than needed to make sure the brake shoes are released from the drum a fraction of an inch.

This heavy brake pedal has been discussed in other threads. If you use the search box at the top right with the Google logo, you'll find other threads.
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245/70r19.5 tires
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245/70r19.5 tires
And what does a tire size have to do with parking brake being difficult to engage?
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My bad. Hit the wrong button.
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I can’t offer a solution but can state that setting the parking brake on my 2005 Workhorse chassis takes a lot of effort. Maybe it’s by design, but my brake takes so much effort that it sets at only one ‘click’, unlike my passenger vehicles. But maybe the design is either on or off, and it only allows one click. I couldn’t imagine having to use a board and my arm strength to set the brake. -RT
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It takes lot of strength to push it to get to one click...and that is it... Why they made it like this...
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