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Old 07-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #15
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D&D Rich, very good suggestion, my last five digits are 75734.

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Old 07-24-2009, 03:55 PM   #16
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My number is 75609. What's your's Milo, you had the steel lines?
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #17
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My coach was built in Jan-Feb 05 #75404. The rear brake lines are steel.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:15 PM   #18
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Jerry,
You don't suppose that Bob and I are the only ones out there with copper lines do you? Who knows, maybe WRV really did, every now and then run out of steel lines and send a line worker down to the Yakima Home Depot for some of their "very best" quality, made in China, copper tubing.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #19
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Dick,

I think I remember steel brake lines being an option. You obviously didn't read the fine print. The brake lines were listed with the cruise control option that allows you to set the control and walk back to the refrigerator for a beer.
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Golly, thanks for the information Jerry; don't know how I could have missed that one. I just got a call from R.V. Specialists and the copper line over the differential is the only copper line in the system. That's good. What's not is while they were under the "Black Beast" is they found a rear brake flex line rubbing on its neighbor the air bag. Both need to be replaced. Now my wonderful insurance company, American Guardian, gets another chance to really show their stuff. If it's anything like the radiator replacement fiasco now in progress I do believe I'll have to be prepared to "assume the position" as they say.
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You didn't sign up for the VASELINE OPTION? Man, I'm so sorry.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:33 PM   #22
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Coach # 77567 Steel. Copper (?) installation must have happened after this vin.

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This sounds like something that should be reported to NHTSA on their website as the Workhorse Chassis owners had to do regarding their recurring brake failures. Our complaints resulted in an interim recall on over 49,000 workhorse chassis' with defective calipers . . . after 3 years of complaints that is. Of course, we are all still waiting for the "fix", but hopefully it will come soon so that we can begin worry-free traveling once again. Good luck!
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #24
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I agree with NorCal -- our coach is 75561 and it has steel on this brake line, based on my magnet's attraction to it.
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This sounds like something that should be reported to NHTSA on their website as the Workhorse Chassis owners had to do regarding their recurring brake failures. Our complaints resulted in an interim recall on over 49,000 workhorse chassis' with defective calipers . . . after 3 years of complaints that is. Of course, we are all still waiting for the "fix", but hopefully it will come soon so that we can begin worry-free traveling once again. Good luck!

It is not likely that a recall would be issued, if it is it would informational only, which I do not think they do. The manufacturer has to be in business for the recall to occur. Western is no longer around to take responsiblity for the recall.

Certainly all Owners should inspect their Coaches but the Government is not going to hlep out on this one.
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Hi Dick,

My 2006 36FDDS is number 75549 and it has steel lines.

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All, Engineer Mike please correct me if I'm wrong. First those brake lines would have been installed at the Peak Chassis Plant, which was not directly part of WRV as I understand it. A wholly owned subsidiary maybe, but not WRV direct. So whoever was in charge of the Chassis plant is the one to blame.

Now not to degrade this very important safety issue, which we should inform NHSTA about, but I'm real tired of working on this thing more than I'm able to use it. Wish I had never seen this MH, not that I have had as much trouble as many of you, but every time I read this forum, I find out something else which makes me not sleep at night. The steering bracket and now copper brake lines, ripples in the roof, hydraulic system failures, (and I have fluid leak in a Smartbed). I am sure I am upside down in this thing, but after reading this one I'm ready to rid myself of it and get a truck and 5th wheel again even though my back would never take it. The BH half has been ready for a while now.
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Not that it matters, but the chassis plant was part & parcel to WRV, not separate.
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