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 08-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
Rom
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 259
Brake Fluid Drain/Flush/Refill

I'm planning on having this maintenance done by a local truck shop here. Inquired about the cost and I was told that it probably would run about an hour so for labor purposes would cost about $100.

This shop specialized on trucks so I assume they know what they're talking about. The last time I had this done, Brazel's did it and I couldn't recall how long it took them.

For you DYI guys/gals, you think an hour is good enough to do the job? I don't know much about this process so need some insight. TIA
__________________

__________________
Rom
2007 NRV Dolphin LX 6355 W24
2006 Jeep Liberty 4X4 LE
Rom 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 08-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Walnut Creek Ca USA
Posts: 641
Yes, I would estimate an hour to flush and refill then bleed all lines in a brake system.
-Paul R. Haller-
__________________

__________________
Paul R. Haller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sc3283's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,126
Sounds 100% acceptable
__________________
96 Dynasty 36' that does NOT wander, thanks to RuppParts.com and their superior "poly" suspension bushings
sc3283 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
Les Schwab did our Class C for $65 so that seems fair for yours.
__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
Rom
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 259
Thanks all! In my area, our Les Schwab don't do brake flush on MH. Too bad since I just had them replaced all 6 of my 22.5's
__________________
Rom
2007 NRV Dolphin LX 6355 W24
2006 Jeep Liberty 4X4 LE
Rom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rom View Post
I'm planning on having this maintenance done by a local truck shop here. Inquired about the cost and I was told that it probably would run about an hour so for labor purposes would cost about $100.

This shop specialized on trucks so I assume they know what they're talking about. The last time I had this done, Brazel's did it and I couldn't recall how long it took them.

For you DYI guys/gals, you think an hour is good enough to do the job? I don't know much about this process so need some insight. TIA
Make sure the shop is aware the Quadraulic brakes on the W24 have bleeders on both the inside and the outside of the calipers. An hour for labor doesn't sound like enough time to remove the wheels to reach the ones on the outside.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
Rom
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 259
Thanks Paz, good reminder - haven't made an appointment yet and now I know what to ask (experience w/W-24) when I do. Last time I had this done w/Brazel's RV which is an authorized WSC but they're almost 60-70 miles away from me.
__________________
Rom
2007 NRV Dolphin LX 6355 W24
2006 Jeep Liberty 4X4 LE
Rom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
edgray's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 7,553
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rom View Post
Thanks Paz, good reminder - haven't made an appointment yet and now I know what to ask (experience w/W-24) when I do. Last time I had this done w/Brazel's RV which is an authorized WSC but they're almost 60-70 miles away from me.
I realize that means an additional 20 gallons of gas, plus your time driving there and back, BUT that may be a small price to pay to insure the job is done right. Plus, the excersize is good for the chassis! Good luck with whatever you decide. Ed
__________________

__________________
2016 EC Aspire 42RBQ / 2014 CR-V
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brake, fluid



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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:03 AM.


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