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Old 09-03-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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On the way home from WRV factory I pulled over on the side of the road (still on the black top). I shifted into neutral & applied the parking brake and went to the back of the coach. After a few minutes the coach started to rill to the right and went down an embankment. I still don't know why the coach did not rill over on its side. All I received was a few bruises. It took two tow-trucks to pull the coach out. The coach received a few minor cosmetic damages. I checked the parking brake with the tow-truck drivers and it would not hold. I am taking the coach to Cummins West on Tuesday to inspect & repair the parking brake.

Please check your Parking Brake, I was very fortunate, it could have been fatal.
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On the way home from WRV factory I pulled over on the side of the road (still on the black top). I shifted into neutral & applied the parking brake and went to the back of the coach. After a few minutes the coach started to rill to the right and went down an embankment. I still don't know why the coach did not rill over on its side. All I received was a few bruises. It took two tow-trucks to pull the coach out. The coach received a few minor cosmetic damages. I checked the parking brake with the tow-truck drivers and it would not hold. I am taking the coach to Cummins West on Tuesday to inspect & repair the parking brake.

Please check your Parking Brake, I was very fortunate, it could have been fatal.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:29 AM   #3
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I had a parking brake failure earlier this year. It strted with a blown hydraulic line which damaged other lines. While removing the damaged lines they were apparantly pulled across the parking brake as the lines were draining fluid. The brake was saturated with fluid to the point that it would not hold. Since no one knew of the contamination the coach rolled into a iron post while in the repair facility significantly damaging the rear end. All has ended well with repairs looking better than new and all covered by warranty. I have also heard that sometimes a leaking transmission can result in parking brake contamination. I now carry two 4x4s just for extra insurance on significant slopes.

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I carry a chock block and never rely on the parking brake to hold on any terrain with a grade.


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