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Old 08-15-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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Our brake problem is fixed. We had complained about poor braking and a fear that the coach would not stop in a true emergency. After much discussion on this board I emailed a guy way high up in the WRV food chain. I did not think he would respond, but he did and after considering my problem got me in touch with the service department. They suggested I lengthen the rod going into the master cylinder. I really poo pood the idea. But last week I crawled under our coach and found the rod. I pulled the pin out of the clevis at the end of the rod going into the master cylinder and turned the clevis about 3 complete revolutions. Then I reinstalled the clevis pin.
When I went out for a test drive I found that the brake pedal had more of a stroke not much but enough to make a difference. Now the coach feels like it wants to stop. So there was a solution.
this will work only on the older coaches with the pedal that goes thru the floor. There is no adjustment on the swing pedals. A big difference for a small adjustment
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Our brake problem is fixed. We had complained about poor braking and a fear that the coach would not stop in a true emergency. After much discussion on this board I emailed a guy way high up in the WRV food chain. I did not think he would respond, but he did and after considering my problem got me in touch with the service department. They suggested I lengthen the rod going into the master cylinder. I really poo pood the idea. But last week I crawled under our coach and found the rod. I pulled the pin out of the clevis at the end of the rod going into the master cylinder and turned the clevis about 3 complete revolutions. Then I reinstalled the clevis pin.
When I went out for a test drive I found that the brake pedal had more of a stroke not much but enough to make a difference. Now the coach feels like it wants to stop. So there was a solution.
this will work only on the older coaches with the pedal that goes thru the floor. There is no adjustment on the swing pedals. A big difference for a small adjustment
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:31 PM   #3
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Stretch, You are not getting many replies on your modification. Can you give us an update on how the increased clearance on the master cylinder stroke is working out. Appreciate your perseverance.
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Although I am happy enough with the operation of my Brakes, I, too, would like to hear more. If this measure helps, I will do the same to make them even better.
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