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Old 06-23-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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TV Brakes!!!!

People, don't forget that our TT is quite the vehicle and can be over 5000lbs dry weight. I realized today when I had to hit the brakes that my TV was NOT up to the task and I barely made it to a stop safely. check your brakes, check your brakes and of course, check your brakes. I will be doing extensive testing tomorrow to make sure my controller is set right and also replacing the pads on the TV. My bad as I should have serviced the brakes before the end of the summer last year and did not so this is clearly on me. That could have ruined someones elses day not to mention mine....

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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Well glad to here you are ok.

But just new pads won't do much. Do yourself a big favor and get a set of power slot rotors if they make them for your truck. And get a set of hawk LTS brake pads. This is the best combo I have ever used I just had to make a emergence stop from 60mph and it did so with no issue.

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Old 06-24-2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure I am ok with the current stock brakes as I have pulled heavier with this truck before. I was just dumb and didn't service my brakes in prep for the upcoming season. but I appreciate the good advise....
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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Last week a fellow camper pulled came into the campground with a very strong smell of burnt brakes. He explained that there was a very steep grade about 10 miles back. I came that way and had no problems. Later, I showed him the proper use of the transmission while riding with him. Brakes were actually needed less than 4 seconds for the entire decent. His wife never heard that "awful" engine noise before.
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I have the same setup mentioned by FastOne and it works great! I just did this when my truck was due for brake service. Parts don't cost much more than stock anyway. Bleed your brakes as well. Brake fluid absorbs moisture over time and will boil easier.

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