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Old 09-26-2007, 09:21 AM   #1
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I found a letter on another RV site I monitor from time to time about problems with Kodiak disc brakes with sealed bearings.

We pulled out all our information and we do have Kodiak disk brakes, but we don't know if they're the ones with sealed bearings or conventional (i.e., greasable) bearings.

Does anyone know which type is put on by PI, or is there some way of telling by looking at the bearings which type they are?
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I found a letter on another RV site I monitor from time to time about problems with Kodiak disc brakes with sealed bearings.

We pulled out all our information and we do have Kodiak disk brakes, but we don't know if they're the ones with sealed bearings or conventional (i.e., greasable) bearings.

Does anyone know which type is put on by PI, or is there some way of telling by looking at the bearings which type they are?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
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Linda if you have a Mor-Ryde System it is possible the you have the Kodiak system. If not, you should have the Dexter system. The best way to tell is crawl down under and look at the calipier and see if it is stamped Dexter or Kodiak. If it is either system you are going to have the Sealed Never-lube Axle/bearing on the unit. This was standard on 2007 Models from the RT to the Limited.
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Thanks, Wrongway.

Earl crawled under the rig and it's stamped Dexter.

From reading the MOR/ryde "IS" Owner's Manual, though, it would appear -- just from reading -- that we should have the Kodiak Hydraulic Disc Brake option. The only other brake option mentioned in the OM, is the Dexter Axle electric brake option...it says nothing about Dexter hydraulic disk brakes. Although we DO have a manual for the Dexter hydraulic brake actuator and a service manual for the dexter axles (guess the MOR/ryde "IS" system is an add-on to the Dexter axles).
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Peterson Industries specifically requires the Dexter Disc brakes on our Mor/Ryde systems. Mor/Ryde generally uses Kodiak but in the beginning we had trouble with some of the Kodiak systems. The Kodiak system has a 2 piston/single calliper system while the Dexter disc brake system has a 4 piston/dual calliper system. It is OUR opinion that the Dexter brake system is superior.

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Thanks, Brian.

Apparently, MOR/ryde is STILL having problems with the Kodiak systems, according to the letter I found on the other RV forum.
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