2012 Winnebago Vista "F" Braking
Have my eyes of a real nice 2012 Winnebago Vista "F" with FORD Chassis, V10 for the right price. Does the braking system work by downshifting the transmission? From what I've read I think I've understood that these FORD chassis gassers have built into them that when you tap on the brake pedal—like going down hill—it downshifts to use the engine/transmission to help you slow down. Or do you have to manually use the gear shift to down shift?
Can you guys help me understand how this works and is it effective or do you just burn up a lot of brake pads? Do you switch to tow mode when climbing or going down a hill or what?
I just spoke with a salesman & he spoke with his technician and they said they're not familiar with tapping on the brakes and it downshifts? They said as far as they know you just use the brakes.
Husband & Wife TEAM - Houston, TX
2012 Winnebago Vista 35F, Nearly 36', Ford Chassis V-10, 50amp, stored inclosed