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Old 01-09-2008, 11:23 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CD:
I'm all for exhaust brakes but don't advise them on slick roads. They can get you in a lot of trouble. Just ask a truck driver about using a Jake brake on slick roads. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yep, most (if not all) exhaust brake manufacturers warn against using the e-brake on slick surfaces. I have a Jacobs exhaust brake and use it religiously when towing (and often when not towing), but I turn it off when the roads get slick.


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Just an FYI but a lot of states require chains during different months of the year just not sure if that applies to pickups and RV trailers but it might be worth a web search. Colorado started this year for all months except June, July and August. Not fun hanging iron on the side of the road in the winter.
Also those slick conditions should include rain, more than one trucker has ended up in a ditch and do not use cruise control for the same reason.

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