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Old 04-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Brakes

Friday, Patty and I we headed out to go camping. It was raining and I didn't see the stop sign that was almost flattened to the ground from an errant driver.
I slammed the pedal down at the last minute and the brakes worked. The pedal pulsed, and the anti lock worked too!!
We (Patty says me) rearranged all the cabinets and my reading material in the library!!

And you guys thought I was going to talk about a problem.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Well most folks do post when they don't work... Glad yours did.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Great! It seems every time I'm out on a trip I always seem to run into a panic stop. In fact I plan on it happening. Nice to see no problems with yours. None with mine as well.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I'm impressed. I've never engaged the ABS on mine, and I tried a few times for drill.
Haven't tried since the master cylinder upgrade.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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FWIW - We were leaving Yuma on Sunday morning, and we were in the street testing the toad prior to leaving, checking the lights, etc. So I had the BH release the Parking Brake, and just let idle RPM move the coach forward to see the levers pop up on the tow bar. I asked her to stop the coach, and she said it took all her leg strength to push on the pedel and bring it to a stop. She also has weak arms/hands, it took both of them to pull out the PB as well. Guess now she won't ever have to drive the MH, but she would not have had the strength to do it anyway. I don't have those issues prior to this. Now it may be a mute point. If we get another, I am getting Air Brakes on it, and then she will be able to stop it, once I teach her about the lag time, and let her get used to how one of those equipped units stop.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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I'm impressed. I've never engaged the ABS on mine, and I tried a few times for drill.
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Engaging the ABS system requires a huge dose of adrenalin, caused by sheer fright and requisite sphincter clenching......
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"Engaging the ABS system requires a huge dose of adrenalin, caused by sheer fright and requisite sphincter clenching...."

I must have blown the fuse on my sphincter. Anybody know where WRV put that fuse????
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I think if you had blown your sphincter, you'd of known it--or are we just talking fuses????
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I thought I heard a fuse pop. Just don't know where WRV put the fuse.
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Engaging the ABS system requires a huge dose of adrenalin, caused by sheer fright and requisite sphincter clenching......
Patty and I saw the stop sign at the same time. She yelled "stop sign" and I jammed the brake pedal. I have to say, I thought we were going through the intersection. Driver on the cross street had big eyes. Fright and adrenalin? Yes, but I haven't coughed up seat material yet!😄
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I thought I heard a fuse pop. Just don't know where WRV put the fuse.
Maybe on Vansco?
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The last time I had to slam on my brakes was to avoid a black bear on route 219 down in pocahontas county West Virginia.
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That's probably it Basil. I'll take a look up my Vansco.
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Tom; I was wondering who are you going to have reupholster the hole in the middle of the seat. Also what did the Proctologist say when he removed the upholstery?

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