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Old 02-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #15
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Wayne- Happy to be of service. This is actually v2.0 of the fix. Louis & I worked up v1.0 at Quartzite, probably w/a heater on. Independently, we both woke up in the middle of the night and realized we had just wired the brakes boosted On full time. Duh.

So we sobered up, and swore we would never touch a drop again.
v2.0 should work better.

So are you saying you didn't need to remove the red keeper?

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:29 AM   #16
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Mike, I did not remove the red keeper. I was able to push the terminal in with a small screw driver. They appear to be inserted all the way and somewhat secure. The installed connectors look to be in the same depth as the connectors in position 1 and 2. I was able to remove one I put in position 5 with a modest tug (I failed to read the instructions properly). I still may remove the red keeper and reseat the connectors, I won’t be happy until I know it is right.

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #17
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One point not mentioned is that the electric brake boost is probably (like my '07) wired through the battery disconnect. Since I keep that switch off when my coach is not in use, no boost. I don't think it is a big problem because the air bleeds off pretty fast so you can't accidentally release the brake. However because the movement is so sleight to release the brake, I would like to see a flip-up cover available or fabricated like I have seen on military switches.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #18
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Hello Rick.

If you are worried about accidently pushing in the parking brake release you can purchase a safety clip like the one at this web site http://www.smithonsafety.com/.

According to the web site they sell two different sizes so one should fit the Alpine, and you would need the military type cover.
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I made a parking break safety clip out of an piece of 3/4" pvc pipe. It looks just like the red one in the photos but doesn't have the two handles extending from it. It is a snug fit and pops under the brake switch. Whenever I turn the key off on the motorhome I slide the clip under the brake switch.

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