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Old 07-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2000 holiday rambler brake problem HELP

We have recently broken down with a brake problem. We have a 2000 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 36' motorhome. The left front has now after two repairs still getting hot, smoking, and the caliper is failing to retract the pad from the rotor. We have seen on the Internet that there is a recall back in 2002/2003 time frame on these brakes but many have even had this recur multiple times even after the recall. The recall according to others has merely been an inspection and no real repair. We will find out after the current holiday weekend if ours has already been done. If you have had this problem what happened and how did you correct it? Has it happened multiple times?
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Hi Jenn,

Welcome to the forum.

I suggest you post additional info such as engine type and chassis. For example if you have a Workhorse Chassis then then there is a lot of info on this forum concerning braking problems.

So post some more info and someone will probably help. If not search the forum on your specific chassis.

I have a commins engine with Freightliner chassis.
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A lot of the time it's the rubber hose between the wheel and frame. The inside of the hose starts to come apart and blocks the fluid return when letting the brakes off. Check the hoses inside. Of course the only way to do this is to cut them apart!
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A lot of the time it's the rubber hose between the wheel and frame. The inside of the hose starts to come apart and blocks the fluid return when letting the brakes off. Check the hoses inside. Of course the only way to do this is to cut them apart!
I would add that if the caliper has been replaced already, that rubber hose is likely your problem?

Generally if that's the case, your steering will pull very noticeably to one side or the other either as the brakes are applied or maybe after applying the brakes. The tech working on it might be able to use that information if so....
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For additional information, the RV is a Roadmaster chassis with a 5.9 Cummins rear diesel engine, Allison 1000 transmission, and air brakes. Engine has 50,000 miles and transmission was just replaced.
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Jenn,

Was hoping it was a Freightliner chassis because I have lot of info available on the brakes. I don't know much about the Roadmaster ch.
Since you have a diesel you have air brakes.

So after the holiday some more guys will probably come to your aid. You might search the Monaco forum. If your post get does not get answered post it again.
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Since you have a diesel you have air brakes.
Ever hear of air over hyd. brakes?
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Ever hear of air over hyd. brakes?
No but thanks for pointing that out.
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