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Old 04-16-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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Brake question

We have 65K on our 2007 Revolution. Brought it in for service and we were told brakes are fine. Anyone know how long we can expect them to last?
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If you use your Jacobs brake probably never wear out the pads. You only use the pedal to actually stop
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65k miles on a 2007 DP?...did you put all those miles on?...if so, good for you! I love to see people actually use their motorhomes...you are my role model!
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We have 65K on our 2007 Revolution. Brought it in for service and we were told brakes are fine. Anyone know how long we can expect them to last?
Normal lifespan is around 200,000 miles unless something unusual happens.
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Thanks Ray!
We have an exhaust brake, wish we had a Jake brake.
We bought coach new and drove the 65k. I didn't think that was much. Basically did a long trip every summer.
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We have 65K on our 2007 Revolution. Brought it in for service and we were told brakes are fine. Anyone know how long we can expect them to last?
Ggrvusa,
I do all my own work and inspections and, our coach presently has just a few miles less than yours and, at present, I've got right around 7/8" thick brake shoes left. They start out pretty close to 1" thick, plus or minus. If you have an exhaust brake or a true Jake brake, and use it correctly, it is a surefire way of increasing the brake shoe life, as you're seeing in your coach. The picture below shows what's left after 60K miles.
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Great picture, I wish I had the space and tools to do all my own work, maybe someday. I have to resign myself to visual inspection from underneath, but from what I see I think I have close to 3/4" of pad left.

WE have an exhaust brake, I do most of the driving and use it all the time, even in city driving when we are coming up on a stop or red light. Finally got my wife to start using it. We just turned over 100K on our rig.
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I just had the drum off of our coach and the shoes looked like they have never been used. We only have 122, 000 miles on the coach so I have no idea as to how long they will last.

In theory, the brake shoes will last indefinitely if you never use them so you cannot judge by mileage as to when you need new brakes.
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