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Old 02-15-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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Auto Park Brake 2000 Itasca

I recently purchased a 2000 Itasca 35C and we are on our first adventure with it. I have been reading the forum posts concerning the auto Park Brake and the issues some have had with it. After driving for some time, we parked at our site for about a week with the unit in park and the Brake set. When we left the park, the Brake was hanging up slightly and smelled like a dragging Brake for a couple miles. It eventually fully released and was fine. My thought was that with the drum hot after driving, and then letting it set with the brake engaged, the Brake lining adhered to the drum. Since then when I park after traveling I stabilize the unit with the jacks, chock the wheels. I then turn the key to "on" and place the transmission in neutral, thus not engaging the auto park. Obviously this process does not "fix" others issues that have been reported with this parking system, but it does take one scenario out of the equation.
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I would search this site for Omey's Auto Park repair info. Lots to learn from this guy
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:27 PM   #3
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Some MH require the emergency park brake to be applied to raise the jacks. In that case the auto park brake system would be applied. Just a thought.
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You are correct. But once the jacks are down, you can release the parking brake.
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I assumed that someone would chime in with this information earlier. The absolute acknowledged autopark expert is Roger Haag (Old Used Bear) AutoPark parking brake system help, troubleshooting, and repair

Omey is a great guy, but announced that he is in the process of slowly closing his operation.

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We can help you with your autopark issue if you are interested in fixing it yourself.

We can be contacted at rhaag11@charter.net

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If you have swing up jacks the MH could roll forward with no park brake on and tranny in neutral
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You should also have the rear and/or front wheels chocked when leveling.
Ask me how I know this...
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