Our 1987 34' fleetwood Bounder has some braking issues.
We are thinking of moving across states and if its worth keeping our existing coach (doing a few things to get it road/trustworthy!) Its been sitting for a long while ( this thing is our fulltime home) it will definitely require new tires.
A friend who moved the coach for my Wife (before i was here in the states)from the last RV park mentioned the brake pedal was soft and the pedal went pretty far down to the floor.
I know that braking issues like this on cars can be air in the system, worn master cylinder and/or wheel caliper seals leaking.Also from the long period of being stationary could be the main cause.
As yet i havent driven it yet to make sure, but just out of curiosity are these the main causes of soft brakes? Are there anyother suggestions?
Plus if it needs brake parts where can you get new parts from?! For a 1987 bounder on a John Deere chassis with ford 460. I do know its got a Rockwell industries front axle.
Would it be as easy to drain/work on the brakes myself on this age of coach,or is this a put it in the shop job?
If this becomes a cost & time problem it may be easier to get a smaller cheaper 5th wheel or bumper pull & cheap truck to move. The 87 could become a very expensive money pit !