Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
Refuse1's Avatar

Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Des Moines,Iowa
Posts: 219
What type of Brake Fluid to use

Ok, lots of threads dealing with the need to change brake fluid, but not much mention of what type of fluid. I saw one post indicating DOT 3 synthetic. What is the best replacement fluid to use?



2001 Alpine 36MDDS
Refuse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-03-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,815
Opinions vary but either DOT 3 or 4 will work [think our 2003 came with DOT 3 but DOT 4 is advertised as being better for disc brake heating issues. Seems pretty much all brake fluid is now "synthetic."

Old Scout
2003 40' MDTS
Garden Ridge, Texas
Old Scout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
Algoma's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 2,166
DOT 3 or 4. Most brands are synthetic. Don't use DOT 5 !
John and Mary Knight
2015 Ventana 4311, 2015 Cadillac SRX
Algoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 866
Redlands Truck Service used Valvoline Premium Synthetic Brake Fluid in mine two year ago when they our brake flush, and it has worked fine.
Former Owner, 2006 36MDDS
2010 Arctic Fox 22GK Travel Trailer
2007 Toyota Tundra
OldForester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 08:26 AM   #5
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 21,176
The Redlands recommendation carries a lot of weight with me..

I will only repeat one of the warnings. There are basically TWO types of brake fluid (It appears DOT-5 is the other type) and they do not mix well, in fact never mix them at all.

3 or 4 sholud do, And I'd listen to what Redlands used, those folks know RV's well..
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Voodoo brake fluid check Popcorn Man iRV2.com General Discussion 3 10-10-2010 01:03 PM
Brake Fluid Change TN Bill Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 07-09-2010 10:37 AM
What Does 7 Year Old Brake Fluid Look Like? DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 14 01-28-2010 03:54 PM
Why Change Brake Fluid DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 52 01-02-2010 07:10 PM
Brake Fluid Bleeder/ Changer max49 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 6 12-02-2009 09:22 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.