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Old 06-17-2015, 06:19 AM   #15
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How did a question on 1987 Winnebago brakes digress to towed vehicles? GM motorhome hydraulic brakes leave a lot to be desired. They will not lock up no how no way. These are not DP air brake equivalent systems. You have to drive a little bit more cautiously. I jack mine up in the center of the cross member, there are jack stand points ahead of the A arms, the rear is simple. Be careful with the bleeder screws, the calipers are not cheap. Refilling the master cylinder is a pain, it easier to take left front wheel off to access it.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:27 PM   #16
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Depending on the braking system you have the issue could be bigger than you want to mess with. If you have a frame mounted hydro-boost the bleeding procedure is not like a car. Look things over closely before you dive in. One of the most overlooked maintenance item is brake fluid. Brake fluid is designed to absorb water and does a good job of doing so. What this means is...if you live in a high humidity area the fluid can have a high water content and not be as effective as it should be. Also disc brakes and especially motor homes need a extreme duty brake fluid. Also you cannot leave brake fluid sitting around like we used to...it needs to be fresh. My two cents.
Right on! I will add, the hyd brake system should be flushed and changed per maintenance schedule, which is normally once a year for autos and light trucks. Wonder how many owners even know that is in the owner manual?
If brake fluid is ever over-heated(smells burned and is dark) it must be changed.

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Old 06-17-2015, 09:03 PM   #17
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I had an 89 Winnebago Warrior with P30 chassis. Bought it in 2012 with 82K miles. Ran great but the brakes were terrible, like scary terrible! After trying everything else possible, new fluid, bleeding the hydrobooster, etc. Finally had to bite the bullet and replace the Hydroboost unit. Voila! Problem finally solved. Considering the age of yours you may be headed for another hydroboost also. Autozone had them for less than $150 in 2013 (rebuilt) but worked great! Good Luck!

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