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Old 03-12-2014, 12:23 AM   #15
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I sure could be wrong, but suspect that your coach does not have a transmission retarded. Labeled that way, and it is a retarded of speed, but probably a exhaust brake.

What engine, as that would probably help confirm Exhaust vs Compression brake assist.

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I have the lowly '08 Fleetwood Bounder with ISB 325 HP T - and Allison 3000 MH. I could be as wrong as you - but I am pretty certain that what I have is not only labeled as you say "Retarder" but actually is a Allison Transmission Retarder and not an exhaust brake. As for what the OP has - we shall see. No reason to suspect more than a Tranny Retarder based on profile and surely no reason to believe no tranny Retarder that I know of. But I am never surprised when I an wrong!
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My transmission retarder has a 6 postion Joystick and the coaches that have just the button can have that installed too. It is not a jack or compression brake. You will have 3000R for a transmission on the new transmissions and on the old ones it is a 3066 number.
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Also it will activate with the brake too. SO the first part of the brake pressure will put on the retarder in 2nd position and fully engaging the brakes will put the retarder on fully.
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Isn't that when the DW tells you to slow down on the mountain passes?
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:39 AM   #19
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I wouldn't be without it. My coach has 260,000 miles on the original service brakes and a recent inspection showed less than 40% pad wear. Love that PacBrake.
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My transmission retarder has a 6 postion Joystick and the coaches that have just the button can have that installed too. It is not a jack or compression brake. You will have 3000R for a transmission on the new transmissions and on the old ones it is a 3066 number.
Mine is just a google switch, off or on.

I am new to the RV world and really worry about driving in the mountains, epically down steep hills.

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Mine is just a google switch, off or on.

I am new to the RV world and really worry about driving in the mountains, epically down steep hills.

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What is a "google" switch. LoL I think a typo and you missed the "t" it is right above the "g" :-)

Or do you really have a "google" switch.
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Tom What is a "google" switch. LoL I think a typo and you missed the "t" it is right above the "g" :-) Or do you really have a "google" switch.
Sorry I meant toggle switch , I am tired, and mis-spelled it and spell check corrected it to google....
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Sorry I meant toggle switch , I am tired, and mis-spelled it and spell check corrected it to google....
It is easy to do, I don't think anyone thought it was otherwise and the t is just above the g on the keyboard. I just got a chukkle out of it. I usually read/post Irv2 on my phone or tablet and no spell checker on the app. I make a lot of typos.
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