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Old 07-01-2007, 06:48 PM   #15
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a) 2005
b) 40FDQS
c) VIN #75239
d) 23,000
e) Adjustable Petals
f) No Problems Noted
g) Type of driving City, Mountainous, Flat
h) Pulling GMC Ext Cab Long Bed 4x4 PU 100% of time. Unified brake system
i) A subjective grade of 8
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:47 AM   #16
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There is a question that must be answered by WRV or if they refuse to co-operate an outside firm. Did Wrv use all of the same brake pad material and composition in the overhanging brake pedal sysyem?.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #17
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a) Model year: 2006
b) Model40' FDQS APEX
c) VIN 75598
d) Miles on vehicle 23,095
e) Pedal type hanging
f) Perceived problem/issue none
g) Type of driving (city, mountainous, flat, etc.).all of the above
h) Indicate if pulling a Toad by % of time.
4200 lb Dodge Durango 99% of time
i) A subjective grade 9

Weighing in at 31,240 lbs UVW, ours is probably the heaviest coach ever built by WRV. We have no problems with the brakes. Hopefully this problem is on a limited number of coaches.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:32 PM   #18
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a) Model year: 2002
b) Model: 36MDDS
c) VIN: 74520
d) Miles on vehicle: 71,000
e) Pedal type: through-the-floor
f) Perceived problem/issue: Originally thought to be a master cylinder system failure - we had to stand on the brakes to stop. However, 1 month later the booster pump system failed, with leaking from pump area. Fixed by having a new booster pump/master cylinder system replaced along with new hoses.
g) Type of driving: city, mountainous, flat
h) Indicate if pulling a Toad by % of time. 95% of time pulling a 2004 Subaru Forester
i) A subjective grade (1 through 10, 10 being best) of the Braking system. Overall grade would be a "8". Since replacement brakes have function very well, including a panic stop in the middle of Chicago traffic on a Friday afternoon!
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:25 AM   #19
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All,

Following is a brief summary of the data collected to date:

Model year, Total of grades reported, number of respondents, Avg. of reports.
1998, 0, 0, ---
1999, 9, 1, 9.0
2000, 0, 0, ---
2001, 9, 1, 9.0
2002, 8, 1, 8.0
2003, 4, 1, 4.0
2004, 0, 0, ---
2005, 16, 3, 5.3
2006, 32, 4, 8.0
2007, 0, 0, ---

At least 1 response did not include numerical data. Consequently, it/they were not considered contributory or averaged in the above summary.

Although an impression may be gained, there is not yet enough data to draw a conclusion or develop trending.

Questions to me, please.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:34 AM   #20
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There are still a lot of replies needed to develop a meaningful survey.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:54 AM   #21
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a) Model year: 2006; b) Model 36' FDtS; c) VIN 75562
d) Miles on vehicle 9,000
e) Pedal type hanging/adjustable
f) Perceived problem/issue none
g) Type of driving (city, mountainous, flat, etc.).all of the above
h) no toad yet
i) A subjective grade 9, could use a bit more assist but overall great
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:23 PM   #22
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a) 2001
b) 34 FDDS
c) 74330
d) 40,000
e) Through the floor
f) none
g) We go everywhere
h) 98% of the time towing a car, trailers with Jeep or motorcycles(trailers have brakes) and boat trailer with brakes. Toad does not.
i) 9 (I have no issues with the brakes and they seem to work very well, in my opinion)
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:20 AM   #23
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Following is a brief summary of the current data collected from the 14 respondents:

Model year, Total of grades reported, number of respondents, Avg. of reports.
1998, 0, 0, ---
1999, 9, 1, 9.0
2000, 0, 0, ---
2001, 18, 2, 9.0
2002, 8, 1, 8.0
2003, 4, 1, 4.0
2004, 0, 0, ---
2005, 16, 3, 5.3
2006, 32, 5, 6.4
2007, 4, 1, 4.0

Although there is not yet enough data to draw a conclusion or develop trending, preliminary information would seem to indicate the "through the floor" Brakes on earlier Coaches had better "Feel" and response.

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Old 07-11-2007, 06:05 PM   #24
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Year: 2000
Model: 36 FDS
Vin#: 72232 built 10/99
Miles: 53,065
Pedal type: through the floor
Problems: none except need to complete recall
Type driving: 50% hills/mtn, 2 lane roads
Toad: 3500 lbs 95%, SMI
Subjective grade of brakes: (as a 33K MH)9
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a) 2005
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e) Adjustable, hanging
f) high heat build up on winding hilly roads, however never had a failure. When I really need to stop, it does, but sometimes I wonder
g) highway as much as possible, last mile(s) are local access
h) pull a toad 99% of time, 2005 Honda CRV with EvenBrake installed
i) 7
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Pedal type: through the floor
Problems: none after recall, big trouble first year, brakes caught fire in WY
Type driving: 50% hills/mtn, all type roads
Toad: 100%, 4200lbs
Subjective grade of brakes: 8
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:47 PM   #27
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a) Year: 2000
b) Model: 36 MDS
c) Vin#: 18XF4CC24Y1172228
d) Miles: 53,641 as of July 2007
e) Pedal type: through the floor
f) Problems: None. Completed WRV Brake recall at 40k. Calipers Replaced. The Tech said the pads were worn very little.
g) Type driving: Utah to Texas, 50% hills/mtn, all type roads. Use the Exhaust brake a lot.
h) Toad: 3042 lbs. In tow 99% of the time Two-wheel dolly has compression brakes
i) Subjective grade of brakes: from 1 to 10 =9
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a) Model year, 2002
b) Model, 38
c) VIN, 74588
d) Miles on vehicle, 35,000
e) Pedal type, through-the-floor
f) Perceived problem/issue, on hard braking, excessive pedal pressure required.
g) Type of driving, 50% hills/mtn, all type roads, use the Jake brake a lot. Pads and rotors are like new, never changed.
h) Indicate if pulling a Toad by % of time, 98% weight-3800lbs
i) A subjective grade (1 through 10, 10 being best), 7
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