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Old 10-21-2015, 08:16 AM   #1
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Brake problems 2012 allegro open road

I have A 2012 Tiffin Allegro Open Road V10 Triton. I love it but have been getting soft brakes after trips and a burnt brake smell. I have been using my transmission to help slow on downhills and intersections. I called Tiffin and they said they haven't heard this complaint. I called a brake specialists and he claims the ford chassis for all the v10's didn't design the brake system for that much weight? Can anyone advise if there is an upgrade for brakes on gas rigs please email me any advice you have at jegibbs427@hotmail.com��

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Old 10-21-2015, 08:28 AM   #2
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I'd find a Ford truck service and take it there. I had a 18,000 lb. GVWR f53 and never had any brake problems. If you haven't changed the brake fluid, you should do it now. Ford says to change the brake fluid every 3 years.

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You need a new "brake specialist". The brakes on the F53 chassis are rated for the GVWR, which is the total amount of weight that can be carried on the chassis.

The first thing I would do is take the motorhome to a Ford truck dealer or independent truck shop and have the brake caliper slides lubricated and the system flushed and replaced with new fluid. The longer the brake fluid stays in the system the more water it absorbs. When the water content rises to about 3% the fluid is considered saturated. At that point it will boil at about half the temperature of fresh fluid. A spongy brake pedal is usually due to boiling fluid or air in the line.

The burning smell is usually due to brake pads that don't totally release from the rotor. This is where lubing the caliper slides comes in. They must be free of crud and rust to allow them to move as the brake pads are applied and released. Ford recommends lubing the caliper slides and flushing the brake fluid every 2 to 3 years.
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