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Old 06-15-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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Brake Repair W/ New Front Tire Question

Thank you for checking my post! We are nearing 60k on the rig and my manual is calling for a brake pad inspection. I have noticed a slight, very slight, pulse when braking. I am guessing my rotors may have a little warp to them as well.

I am also looking to replace my front two tires and the rig needs an alignment as well. I am spending my summer in Alaska and for those who do not know, everything costs a bit more up here. I am considering finding a shop that can do the brakes, alignment and mounting of the tires while also having all the parts shipped up via an online retailer.

Does anyone have experience with this? Can mic'ing rotors help with the pulse or is it better to just replace the rotors? Any suggestions or cautionary advice? Should I just let a qualified shop handle this? Thanks!

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Most rotors have a dimension stamped on them. That would be the minimum thickness for safe use. If your rotors are thick enough, they likely can be turned on a lathe and trued. If the warp is too much or the rotors are already too thin, you'll have to replace them.
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Thank you for checking my post! We are nearing 60k on the rig and my manual is calling for a brake pad inspection. I have noticed a slight, very slight, pulse when braking. I am guessing my rotors may have a little warp to them as well.

I am also looking to replace my front two tires and the rig needs an alignment as well. I am spending my summer in Alaska and for those who do not know, everything costs a bit more up here. I am considering finding a shop that can do the brakes, alignment and mounting of the tires while also having all the parts shipped up via an online retailer.

Does anyone have experience with this? Can mic'ing rotors help with the pulse or is it better to just replace the rotors? Any suggestions or cautionary advice? Should I just let a qualified shop handle this? Thanks!

Chris
Well Chris,
It would be nice to know what make/model/year/chassis/engine etc. you're talking about. Much of that can make a big difference in our answers.
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With disk brakes and the cost of labor, I have been just replacing everything. Pads of course, rotors(turning is labor and new I think is better) New hoses and calipers. Just pushing the positions back on the calipers in my experience just leads to some type of failure. Then I know everything is new and should work as new.

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Well Chris,
It would be nice to know what make/model/year/chassis/engine etc. you're talking about. Much of that can make a big difference in our answers.
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It is a 2008 Monaco Monarch powered on a F53 Chassis. Also, off subject, how do I edit my signature like you guys. I have been search for the last 10 minutes with no luck.

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It is a 2008 Monaco Monarch powered on a F53 Chassis. Also, off subject, how do I edit my signature like you guys. I have been search for the last 10 minutes with no luck.

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Hey Chris,
Thanks for answering me on this. Folks that have the same equipment will now be able to help with answers that might be more applicable to your chassis/coach.
Now, as for changing/editing any of your information, i.e. Signature, Avatar etc, once you've logged on, you'll get to any screen and, scroll all the way up. When done, you should see text line with all sorts of stuff. It should look like this:


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Well, all you need to do is, click on the "User CP". Once that screen is up, there will drop down lists with anything you want or, can change. Click on anything you want to change and, at the bottom of that screen, it will say"

"Save settings" or something to that effect and, you're done.
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