RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 648
Parking brake. Wouldn't release.

Afternoon,
When we were in the Florida Keys recently and getting ready to leave the parking brakes wouldn't release.
I had drained down the air suspension and cycled the brake pedal to bleed the air faster after we had arrived and set up two weeks earlier.
When we got ready to leave I started the motorhome and let it air up but when I pushed the brake release they wouldn't let go. If it hadn't been for a kind person at the campground we were at then I think a call to Coach Net and possibly a tow could have been in order.
I have to admit I don't think I would have done what he did which was cycle the brakes several times let it air back up and applied the gas. Finally the right side let go but the left side was still holding so much so that the left side tires actually spun in the gravel. It finally let go but scared the crapola out of me. I don't think I would have ever applied that much accelerator.
Anyone know what may have caused the brakes to not release. The actual parking brake air valve that gives everyone problems was replaced about two years ago and I haven't had any problems with them not releasing or any hint of a problem. Several years ago this same thing happened but very briefly and I was able to just apply the gas and they released. Didn't think a whole lot more about it then. This time was a whole different strory
Only thing I can think of is maybe I didn't let it air up till it reached its set point and blow off and possibly maybe I applied to much grease to the slack adjusters or something when I greased before we left.
If anyone has any ideas then I'd like to here cause I don't want to go through that again.
Thanks,
Letsgoagain
__________________

__________________
04 HR Ambassador 38 PDQ ISC 330 Cummins,
2016 Chevy Colorado crew cab Z71
Letsgoagain 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 07-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
Member
 
dapperphil's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
Posts: 71
Hi,
I had that problem once in awhile with my 02 Windsor. If I was in one place for any length of time and it had rained it seemed like they would rust and not release. I would put it in low gear and drive forward until the movement of the wheel would break it free. Which is what you did.
After that happened a couple of times I would start the engine every few days if it rained and disengage and reengage the brake.
__________________

__________________
Phil & Diane F86677
2003 Holiday Rambler Admiral WDD
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
dapperphil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 19,913
The brake pads 'rust' against the drums. Often, if you know the air is up, back up to release them. The other method is to beat on the drum with a hammer. If you know you're going to be in one place an extended time, you could use wheel chocks and your jacks, then release the emergency brake. Just don't forget to re-apply them before removing chocks or raising the jacks.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 648
dapperphil,
Funny you should mention the starting it up, releasing the brakes and re applying them. That's what I did the next stop and extended stay. Moved the motorhome a few inches forward and back to make sure it would move.
Kind of disconcerting when it won't go when its supposed to.
Thanks for the replies.
__________________
04 HR Ambassador 38 PDQ ISC 330 Cummins,
2016 Chevy Colorado crew cab Z71
Letsgoagain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
William Willard's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 1,516
Make sure you`ve greased the slack adjusters -- The`re often missed, & that will cause the problem -- Bill Willard
William Willard is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 06:26 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
walt2137's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Quitman MS
Posts: 2,946
The solution when wet is ride the brakes to warm them up before parking and they won't stick when parked and if they do stick rock the coach forward and back or you will sometime have to get under the coach to beat them loose, just get them hot enough to dissapate the moister and problem solved if raining.
__________________
Walt & Will
2000 Dynasty
2017 Ram Big Horn Crew C 4X4 w/ M&G
walt2137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Land Barge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Headed to the next race track.
Posts: 187
I would not fan the brakes to "let the air out" while parking brake is applied. This super sets the brakes, by the combined forces of the springs and the air pressure.

Most times you can full air up, release parking brake and fully apply the foot brake to overcome the highest application.
__________________
2006 Monaco 40' PDQ
25' Haulmark V-nose enclosed car trailer.
Land Barge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
greystroke's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
Posts: 1,178
Happened to me once here in Florida. I had to clear the area in front and rock it with power to break them loose.

It was caused by wet brakes.

It never happened again because when I suspect the brakes are wet I drive around and slowly heat them up. If you are on level ground you may not want to engage the air parking brake until your confident the drums are dry but just driving around and applying the brakes work for me. During wet weather I apply my brakes a lot just to keep them dry so I am normally ok when I get to the campsite.
__________________
98 Endeavor DP, ISB275
RX300, Falcon II hitch, BB Vantage Select
VMSpc, 2002 Grey Ford Powerstroke
TST 507 w/ 10 Sensors
greystroke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Coma's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Emerald Coast
Posts: 1,757
I have had this problem, too. I find if I do the daily airbrake check. It not only assures the slack adjusters have done their job but that the pneumatic brakes are in good working order and I have unstuck any rusted brakes.
__________________

__________________
Jim and Jennie, Cats=Bittles and Potter, 2000 Dynasty 350 ISC
2013 Silverado 4x4 Towed with R1200GS in bed.
PROV23:4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.
Coma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brake



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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.