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Old 10-23-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Looking for other R Vision Condor owners. A couple concerns about my 2002 MH that I just recently bought. Two items are the breaks and the starting of the 454 engine. When starting it will not start on the first try. Maybe on the second mostly every time on the third. I donít know if something that is built in or not just seem like a lot of cracking to me. Then there are the breaks do these MH have power breaks? It takes a man to stop this MH. I havenít dug into it yet just seeing if these two items are normal. Thanks

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Old 10-23-2015, 11:49 PM   #2
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Just a couple of questions .
Have you had the coach long enough to run a few tanks of fresh fuel through?
Stale gasoline can cause all sorts of performance problems, and any gas over a month old can be stale.
Do you have any service records? Has the engine been tuned up recently , fuel filter changed? Air filter?
As for the brakes, can you examine the rotors for any signs of rust ?
If the coach was sitting for any length of time, and the rotors have rusted, the rust will have to wear off before full braking will be possible.
That may not be the only problem, but worth considering.

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Old 10-24-2015, 06:44 AM   #3
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I would have the fuel presure checked or the fuel presure reg. A good test of these problems is to turn the key on for a few seconds and then turn it off without trying to start the engine. Do this twice and then try to start the engine. If it starts it's a fuel pressure problem. About the brakes make sure all the brake pedal linkage is lubed good. Pay good atention to the bellcrank. If it doesn't have a grease fitting have one instaled. This was a problem on those chassis that could also cause the brakes to over heat and fail.
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:05 AM   #4
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Brakes with a MH are just about the same as with any vehicle. Finding a good shop for an inspection is needed. You didn't indicate the miles. When asking questions, since you are new to the forums, it's always best to give as much information as possible. We can't give answers without seeing or knowing more about the patient.

Here's are what to look for. Glazed (overheated rotors) glazed pads, for starters.
Brakes work by creating heat. If the pads and rotor can't do that because of glazing you will not easily stop.

When that work is done get the best pads you can and always have the rotors machined.

There are other things to do like flushing the system (recommended every 3-4 years thees days).

Have a good shop do an inspection and tell/show you what needs to be done. Remember every part can be tested and evaluated for performance. If they tell you the rotors need replaced ask them to explain why they think that. If they tell you you need new calipers the same is true. IMHO you should not spend your $$$$$$ just on a techs say so. Have them prove to you WHY??? It is your right. If they won't show you leave the shop. They are hiding something.

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