We had the "opportunity" to drive through the outer bands of Gustav on our return on on 9/2. It rained, sometimes heavily, from the time that we left the CG outside of Little Rock until we reached Greenville, TX with a heavy, gusty wind most of the way. In addition, traffic was very heavy and there were long groups of passenger cars (12-15 at a time) bunched nose-to-tail in the left lane for much of the time.
We have an air brake shoe system with ABS on the MH. I also have and ABS system on our toad and am more familar with its operation than I would prefer to be.
I've never had the ABS kick in on the MH.
After an hour or so of driving on Tuesday, I was forced to land the brake pedal harder than usual. When I did, there was a significant pull toward the driver's side. Though I was holding the wheel steady (and tightly due to the wind gusts) at the time, it was all that I could do to keep from changing lanes into a group of cars. I attempted to pump the pedal a couple of times to see if I could correct the problem and the pull lessened with each pedal depression. The ABS light never came on. After that, I lightly pressed on the pedal a few times whenever I didn't have other vehicles around me, in an effort to dry out the brake linings. It was my expectation that wet linings were causing the problem. I had the pull happen two more times, to about the level.
Once we were on dry pavement, the brakes performed normally and I never had any feeling of pulling.
I've driven in wet conditions before but never for such a prolonged period.
Any thoughts or suggestions about this situation are welcome.