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Old 08-23-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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hot brakes when towing

when towing a 2007 jeep liberty with no brakes on jeep the coach front brakes got to 400 degrees after only 10 miles
without the jeep they run cool
it is a 2000 flair 30ft with a work horse frame and discs all around
is there a brake upgrade as the jeep weighs 4500#
the front brakes have full shield on the inside
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.. If your MH has not had the brake recall done, calipers locking up, might be the problem. Register your WH chassis at PRODUCTS Click on the MyWorkhorse tab...Create your profile. You will need your vin#. It will give you any recall info that you need. Then find a RV workhorse dealer and get it done... Good Luck.. PEACE..D
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I hate to say this but you must have something REALLY wrong with your front brakes if they reach temperatures of 400F in only 10 miles of driving without any use of your front brakes at all.

The calipers must be dragging on the rotors really bad to heat up like that.

Towing the Jeep has nothing to do with it because in 10 miles you haven't needed to use your brakes to stop the Jeep.

Have someone check your front brakes to see what is dragging or not releasing correctly to let the rotor run free.

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hot brakes when towing

we did use the brakes to slow the jeep so we could test them
since that time we have gone on a 1700 mile trip to montana and the brakes without the jeep and they never got hot
I make a point on feeling all wheels when we stop
when they got hot I jacked up the front and the brakes were free
this a 2000 fleetwood flair has anyone towed without toad brakes and had trouble
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #5
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problem with front brakes on the coach and you really need dingy brakes and a break away system.

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X2, TXiceman's post, at4500# added to the weight of the coach, you are at, or over the GCVW. of the coach, and the coach brakes need help. MHO too.
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Not to open this can of worms again, but you need a aux brake system for you jeep. The added weight of your towed vehicle is over taxing your coaches brake system. There are any number of systems avaliable. You may want to have you coaches brake system checked out as well,(10 miles seems like a short distance to have hot brakes unless you where going down hill with your foot on the brakes) but you only have the problem when you are towing the jeep! Good luck
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when towing a 2007 jeep liberty with no brakes on jeep the coach front brakes got to 400 degrees after only 10 miles
without the jeep they run cool
it is a 2000 flair 30ft with a work horse frame and discs all around
is there a brake upgrade as the jeep weighs 4500#
the front brakes have full shield on the inside
Just so we understand:

You drive the coach pulling the jeep for 10 miles. I am supposing that you are occasionally braking and the toad does not have an supplemental brake system.

If you are not pulling the toad and drive the same 10 miles and use the brakes occasionally the brakes do not get hot.

Are these two statements true?
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