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Old 12-10-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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I have hydralic brakes not air on my 36ft knight is that ok?
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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We have hydraulic brakes on our 37 ft and I think thats OK. The engine brake does most of the braking.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thank you me and my wife are new to the rv and I thought becouse it was a diesel pusher it had air brakes but I learned latter it was not the case. We did not know if we made a mistake or not
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Air brakes are typically used in most large trucks because this design simplifies the process of connecting the truck's cab to various trailers. However, in an RV, this is not an issue. Therefore, hydraulic brakes are fine. In fact, some RVers (including myself) prefer hydraulic brakes as a result of their proven reliability. Best of luck.

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Old 12-10-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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Is this engine big enough for a 36ft monico knight? does any one have the same
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Depends on how fast you like to travel up hills. Usually the manufacturer supplies an engine that is cabable of doing the job.
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We have hydraulic brakes and I love the convenience. They work just like on my cars, except everything is bigger and the assist is provided by hydraulic oil pressure (same that provides power steering) instead of vacuum.

The ISB won't win you any races in a 36' moho, but there are plenty of ISB powered rigs on the road. Might even be some 38 footers. In fact the ISB is probably the most common diesel power plant on America's highways. And if you drive it reasonably I'll envy your fuel mileage. I get ~8mpg pulling a 4k# toad with an ISL powered rig weighing 31k. I'm guessing you will be close to 10.
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