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Old 09-01-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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Brake issues//temps at the rotors/calipers

I recently purchased a 94 Winnebago Suncruiser 34RA with a chevy P30 frame. Just to be on the safe side for my family and others on the road----I would like to confirm a couple of things. The brakes are working fine at present. It does not pull to one side or the other when the brakes are applied. I am new at this RV experience. I am just respecting this machine and others on the road. I recently took a 2-3 hr road trip. The outside temp was 98 degrees. I thought I heard a possible brake dragging sound a couple of times. I took a temp gun along and checked the temp at each wheel (rotors/calipers) and I got as high as 250 degrees f to as low as 140 degrees f at diff intervals. Does anyone know what is a satisfactory temp for this procedure? With outside temp near 100, the temp on the asphault has got to be much higher. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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I wouldn`t think those temps were too high but there are much more knowledgable people here who could say for sure.
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Spoonman,
I am in agreement with you on the temps. But I am respecting this machine and want to stay ahead of any possible brake issues. There seem to be some very experienced people within the forum that I would hope could latch on to these temp questions.
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I am in agreement with you on the temps. But I am respecting this machine and want to stay ahead of any possible brake issues. There seem to be some very experienced people within the forum that I would hope could latch on to these temp questions.
james, We have archives here about thermocouples and calipers temperature sensors that have been developed by some of the owners. You may want to use our "Search" feature to find those posts. Some folks here have TST TPMS that indicate the temperatures at the valve stem.
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Thanks for the reply. "valve stem" Are you referring to the valve stem on the tire? Dang, it hurts to be inexperienced! I am not familiar with the "search" feature or a TST TPMS. I would sure like to find the info on the thermocouples/caliper temp info that you described.
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I am not familiar with the "search" feature or a TST TPMS. I would sure like to find the info on the thermocouples/caliper temp info that you described. Thanks again for your info
James, Please see the attached photo it'll show you where the link is located for the search. Just enter search terms in the boxes called "keywords" and it will go out and find these things for you ...

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Thanks much. I will do some digging and learning.
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