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Old 03-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Question about park brake

I know that the procedure for parking a MH, at least the ones with air brakes, is to put the tranny in neutral and pull the park brake knob. This being our first MH, I can't help but be concerned about that sucker rolling if it's parked on a slope. Should I also use some large heavy-duty wheel chocks?
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Mine is older with the autoparkbrake ( brake pad on the drive shaft) the key is to never raise the rear wheels off the ground- they are what keep you in place and I still use chock blocks just in case.
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X2, on the always use chocks info, and never raise the rear. Also remember, if there is more that 65psi , remaining in the air tanks the park brakes can be released accidently, by some one or thing, pushing the nob in even when the drivers seat is un-occupied. If you stop for anything but fuel, put the chocks in.
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X2, 3, an more.

I also took a piece of PVC the length of the little park brake rod and cut a slot down the middle with a dremel. I'm fortunate that my knob is on the dash left of the steering wheel and not on the side next to the window where it can be depressed easily. However when i stop I put that piece of manufactured PVC on by just snapping it over the rod. It keeps me with peace of mind that the "Pubber" will not accidentally hit it. I have heard that a clothespin will work also.

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Thanks for the replies folks! I'll figure out something to lock that park brake knob in the up position for sure. I'll also look for a set of heavy-duty chocks just in case!
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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With air brakes, once you set the parking brake .. Well, it is not likely to go anwhere.

That said. Failures happen so chocks are a good back up (or in this case DO NOT BACK UP(OR ROLL FORWARD) plan.

With hydraulic brakes... The parking brake is a different system but.... It can fail.

Now: Workhorse, 2005, W series, anyone know how to adjust the parkin brake?
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Now: Workhorse, 2005, W series, anyone know how to adjust the parkin brake?
Have you tried old used bear on this forum? He is the best with the older systems and my know about the newer ones as well.
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