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Old 05-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Skip426 View Post
F/L chassis ,at least those of my unit's vintage, activate the brake lights as a safety feature when the exhaust brake is active . So I have to resume or re-set every time I forget to turn the exhaust brake off while using cruise control in rolling hills.
We have a Spartan chassis, the only brake light that comes on when the ebrake is on and active is the center light over the engine bay. Only when I use the service brakes do the actual brake lights come on. No, mine was not reprogrammed, that's just the way it came from Spartan/Newmar.

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #16
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Got a 04 eagle and use the jake prn. I would not leave it on. I believe mh response to jake depends on lots of factors, engine size, mh size, make, age, and speed. Am Eagle brake light comes on with the Application of the jake. Good luck.

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Originally Posted by djl View Post
Well I can tell you what we were told in Spartan training this past week... that most people over use the engine brake. Using the engine brake all the time you are more likely to glaze the brake pads. This occurs from over using the engine brake and only braking (brakes) the last 100 ft or so. Also for automatic slack adjusters to work you need to apply significant brake pressure. We are programmed that the engine brakes will save on brake jobs...truth is you will probably get 250,000 or more miles on the pads. Mountains and hills it is a no brainer but turn it off occassionally and work the brakes. Just passing the word.
Ditto! I was told the same thing when we purchased our MH.

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