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Old 04-04-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Parking Brake Adjustment

Is there anyone familiar with the proper adjustment process for the parking brake?

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Old 04-05-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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Hello Louie & Linda:

I do not know the proper adjustment of the parking brake but I did adjust mine by feel. With the wheels chocked and the parking brake released I removed the clevis pin, pushed up on the parking brake lever by hand and tightened the adjustment to fit the lever. I feel that you can not over adjust/tighten the parking brake if just using your hands. The parking brake holds just fine and I have only adjusted it once.
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Dave- any guess as to # of miles on when you did the adjustment?
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I have 52,000 on the 05. We stopped at an RV park in Mississippi a week or two ago and the entrance was on a slope. The brake would not hold the coach, had to keep the service brake applied. I examined it after arriving home and found 50 - 100 thousands clearance on the top shoe with the brake set. I plan to use Davids technique and adjust. I just wanted some thinking from other heads before I proceded.
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To answer your question Mike:

I had a similar event with our 2001 with about 20,000 miles and that was several years ago.
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Maybe good preventative maintenance every 10-15K.
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