Experiment - Stopping with engine turned off
Just finished flushing and bleeding the brakes on my 2000 and decided to test the backup braking system. I drove to a road near my house that is level with a slight uphill section at the end of it and also has very little traffic. I drove at 30 mph and shifted into neutral then turned the engine off. When I pressed the brake pedal I could hear the electric booster pump turn on and I stopped just like normal. I didn't notice any difference in the feel of the brake pedal or amount of pressure necessary to stop the motorhome. It is resasuring to know the backup power brake system works.
Since the road was straight I wasn't able to see how the motorhome turns with the power steering off.
Tom & Laurel
2000 Alpine Coach Limited 36FDS