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Old 08-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Emergency Brake ?

can you pull the parking brake in the event of brake failure to get the motorhome stopped ? 2000 Alpine Coach
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can you pull the parking brake in the event of brake failure to get the motorhome stopped ? 2000 Alpine Coach

You would also want to downshift the transmission to take advantage of engine braking.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:04 PM   #3
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You might do this but expect to burn it up quickly. The EB are a couple of brake shoes that clamp onto the driveline. It is designed to hold the coach at stop but not to stop the coach. As was mentioned previously, downshifting the transmission is far superior. Even better is using your engine break for downhill and servicing the breaks on a regular basis to ensure they do not fail.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice, downshift and pac brake for sure...
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