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Old 10-09-2019, 03:54 PM   #1
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1999 Newmar Dutch Star.

Can I ask about my RV brakes here?
1999 newmar dutch star. It has 100k miles on it, the brake shop said it has 60% brakes left.
It is hard to stop, it's hard to push down on the brake pedal, and I am a 250lbs guy. I got it with 60k miles so the brakes are original.
Should I put new brakes on it?
What should it cost to replace?
If i put new brakes on it will it, will it be easier to stop?
Can i put a brake bias adjuster, on air brakes?

1999 Dutch Star DP 3884
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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Don't know what a brake bias adjuster is.

If the pedal is floor mounted, there is a hinge pin that can seise up, but that also causes the brakes to drag.

The brake pedal pushes an air valve, and that doesn't feel hard or soft, it just moves it more or less. Once the pedal hits the stop, pushing more doesn't help.

If the brakes seem to not stop well, and a shop looked it over, checking the self adjusters and lining, the only thing I can suggest is to take it out on a empty road somewhere and do 4 to 5 hard stops from 55 MPH.

That can get the shoes hot and burnish them. That burns the glaze off and gets them grabbing the drum better.

To often, MH owners baby the brakes too much, using the engine brake and slow down gently. They never get the shoes hot.

Confirm air tank pressure us at least 120 PSI.
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