Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2014, 10:26 AM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: N VA
Posts: 202
I believe all automatic slack adjusters can be manually adjusted also. The ones on a Peterbilt can be as the pawl could fail and you might need to do your own adjustment. I would always check and adjust my own anyway. Don't trust stuff that runs in salt, brine, gravel and and water.
__________________

__________________
Passin Thru is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-25-2014, 11:11 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Pds47's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 260
Blog Entries: 1
Call a local heavy truck repair get their mobile repair to replace your s cam and all related parts. Keep us all safe !
__________________

__________________
Paul & Megan 2007 Neptune XL 36 PDQ REK Bilsteins, KarKaddy,mini cooper, W/ Bear and Sedona
Pds47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #17
Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 47
thank you for all the suggestions, but aren't s cams on drum brakes only? I have disc brakes. Regardless, there is a big rig shop across the highway from where i have it stored. I spoke to a mechanic and I'm going to just have them do it and watch what I can in the process. From what I was told, the "piston" as I called it (the cylinder that I need to press back toward the hub to re-engage the bolts) has a spring inside it that needs to be compressed.
__________________
2000 Monaco Signature Caesar 43'
1997 Jeep Wrangler toad
Bussinit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Hooligan's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 2,206
Thanks for the update. I could not make the photos into anything on my air brakes..... I do have drum brakes all around..
__________________
Hooligan, Pensacola, Fl -U.S. Coast Guard 1956-1985
2016 Thor Siesta Sprinter 24ST diesel
Our Pug "Lily" & "George" the Newfoundland
Hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 09:41 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,716
Sorry, after looking at the picture again I now see it is disc brakes. Good call on getting a mechanic and watching as well to see how it all works!
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 07:39 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Naples FL
Posts: 308
So the mechanic at the shop Accross the street said he had to compress the spring in the brake chamber in order to remount it.
Good idea!
__________________
2014 Essex, 2015 Ram 1500, 2008 Harley Road King
2 Dogs
jtovo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtovo View Post
So the mechanic at the shop Accross the street said he had to compress the spring in the brake chamber in order to remount it. Good idea!
Nice try at a dig, jtovo. That is not the spring they are talking about. They are talking about the spring in the caliper (piston) that holds the disc pads. http://www.beamalarm.com/foretravel-...anual-mm4m.pdf
I don't know why you seem obsessed with that parking brake chamber?
__________________
Romeofrosty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:51 AM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtovo View Post
So the mechanic at the shop Accross the street said he had to compress the spring in the brake chamber in order to remount it. Good idea!
Check out the exploded view in the link. Parts #8 & #9 specifically. That is the piston and the spring that are referred to. Now that I know the OP has disc instead of drum brakes, much easier to figure out.
Not trying to bust anyone's stones here.... Just trying to help out the OP. I was a tractor trailer mechanic for years and have done more brake jobs and driveline rebuilds than I care to remember! I would think I have pretty good knowledge when it comes to air brake systems.
__________________
Romeofrosty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 04:23 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Naples FL
Posts: 308
I also was a truck mechanic for 40 years, you want to meet at the O'K coral & settle this?
__________________
2014 Essex, 2015 Ram 1500, 2008 Harley Road King
2 Dogs
jtovo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 04:46 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,079
How much to watch ??
__________________
ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 05:02 PM   #25
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtovo View Post
I also was a truck mechanic for 40 years, you want to meet at the O'K coral & settle this?
LOL. How about a duel? Parking brake chambers at ten paces?
__________________
Romeofrosty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
BRex45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 302
Interesting it took 16 responses until the OP noted he had disc brakes, not drums, nor s-cams, nor maxi-brake cans etc. I don't post much but have read many a posting.
It was pretty apparent to me he needed help with a disc brake assembly issue. I am not sure why those bolts would back out unless they weren't torqued properly. Disc brakes can spread the heat, maybe some lock tite on the threads?
How did I know, from the time this thread was started? Look closely for a brake drum in the photo............
__________________
BRex

'97 Country Coach Intrigue
BRex45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #27
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChallengerRN View Post
How much to watch ??
Maybe we can do a pay-per-view thing? I'm not opposed to a little extra cash....
__________________
Romeofrosty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 05:16 PM   #28
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRex45 View Post
Interesting it took 16 responses until the OP noted he had disc brakes, not drums, nor s-cams, nor maxi-brake cans etc. I don't post much but have read many a posting. It was pretty apparent to me he needed help with a disc brake assembly issue. I am not sure why those bolts would back out unless they weren't torqued properly. Disc brakes can spread the heat, maybe some lock tite on the threads? How did I know, from the time this thread was started? Look closely for a brake drum in the photo............
That's what happens when you view them on a tiny I-phone screen. That disc set up is different from the ones I've seen in the past. I'm more used to drum & wedge brakes.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Romeofrosty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are Air Ride Systems Worth the Money? Dave1194 Class A Motorhome Discussions 27 02-19-2015 04:33 PM
Saving Money ► Air Fresheners Doggy Daddy RV'ing On A Budget 1 09-27-2014 09:50 AM
Which brake system for a toad? Mauro Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 33 06-10-2014 05:52 PM
Dumping air and lowering jacks. Palazzoblues Palazzo Motorhomes 10 03-20-2014 08:18 AM
Air parking brake sticks erstanfo Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 12-20-2013 06:56 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.