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Old 06-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Please help 1980 winnebago Brave

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I hope someone here can help!....We (my 2 kids hubby and I) are traveling for 6 months in our 1980 Winnebago through Canada and the USA. We left May 1st....we are now in Oshawa Ontario and our left caliper seized and ground out the rotor beyond repair. The RV is on a 3 tonne Dodge Chassis, and the rotors are proving very hard to find. Does anyone know where we may find these....or how one could be modified to fit?...I hate this place and we are stranded here....any advice helps. Thanks!.
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Try posting your question on this web site also. Good Luck.
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I googled a few things, theres a parts place at this address, they might be able to help

1150 Simcoe St.,
Oshawa, ON L1G 4W7

theres also this truck repair place i found

DURHAM TRUCK & EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE | Volvo, Isuzu, Mack dealership in AJAX, ON L1S 2E3

and heres an RV specific place

Great Canadian RV - Oshawa
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You might also try some of the RV salvage places. I hope you get it fixed.

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You need to know if you have a M300 or M400 chassis. The rotors are different for each. M300 should be easy to find. M400 is another more difficult. M400 typically carried under KIC P/N 13382. Prices will vary from $250 to $400.
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Merit Truck Parts and Wheel Co. 312-427-3788, Chicago, Il (least $ if they still have one) or

Arizona RV Salvage: Dodge RV Rotors and Brake, Body and Engine Parts Including M400, M500, and M600 Rotors or

Alretta Truck Parts: ATP Experience - products & views (typically the premium price for anything)

M400 rotor specs at bottom of this page on my website: Dodge MH Chassis Brake Parts - Drums/Rotors/Hardware

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IIWMI'd get a full brake fluid flush (replacement) while changing rotors. Probably been a long time since fresh brake fluid in that 1980 rig. They'll have to mess w/fluid anyway. Probably 45 min. labor charge to pressure bleed all 4 corners.
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I forgot to mention that the reason this happened is that the surface that the caliper slides on is a poor design. It is a simple metal to metal machined surface. It rust up resulting in the binding of the caliper (fails to release). I just had to clean mine up with emory cloth and apply a light grease on the slides. The clue for this is to drive about 10 miles then pull over and feel the wheel hub. If the caliper is binding (brakes always applied) the hub will be to hot to touch.

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Thanks everyone...It is M400 rotors were impossible to find. 2 calipers brake pads one rotor and seals with tax and shipping was 1300.00 harsh but at least we will be on the move soon. Larrys auto in Mississauga Ontario....This man knows his ****!....Thanks again!
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