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Old 09-15-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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I have a 97 Winnebago Adventurer on a P-30 chassis that is equipped with the Auto-Park feature. I'm having trouble with it holding and unable to find anyone with much knowledge of these systems.
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I have a 97 Winnebago Adventurer on a P-30 chassis that is equipped with the Auto-Park feature. I'm having trouble with it holding and unable to find anyone with much knowledge of these systems.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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What you have is the worst parking brake system that an engineer ever built. Must have been on drugs. There is a ton of posts about this sytem all over the net. Do a search of this site as well as Rv.net and the yahoo RV sites. GM no longer supports your chassis but the parts are available from Workhorse. You may have too take out a second mortgage! Your 97 has the latest reincarnation of this monstrosity. Uses an electric motor to operate an hydraulic pump to operate the brake. First thing I would do is check the resevoir for fluid level. If you are not mechanical take it to a Workhorse dealer
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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Oh, why did you remind me of that stupid parking brake. Mine's an 05 so it works ok so far but I hate it. It instills so much confidence as I'm lainching the boat on a steep boat ramp.
Where is our government when you want them? I wish WH were forced to recall this dangerous design . Like put a foot pedal and cable, tried and proven design and a parking pawl, at least then you have 2 chances that one of them will hold.
I hate it too. Stupid motor growling at me when I take the brake off or take it out of park
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You have now joined the select group who have the privelege and license to grouse endlessly about "the idiot engineers at GM". The AutoPark was also used on a blue zillion GM step vans. Taking it to an RV repair facility will usually get you nothing more than a reiteration of the gripes and grouses, that you will find in the various forums. If a Workhorse facility is not convenient, take it to any GM/Chevy truck shop.
If it doesn't hold against the engine torque it needs adjustment of the shoes. A half hour job in any honest shop.
Good Luck and don't believe everything you read.
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Is there a separate resevoir for the park brake system or does it operate off the main resevoir?
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Separate reservoir, passenger side, near center.
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:23 AM   #8
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What years p30 have this feature was told my 1999 didn't have ??????/
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I have a 2000 Winnebago Brave (Workhorse) 34 Ft. The Autopark Brake is locked and will not release in either Reverse or Drive. I can forcefully move the Coach by raceing
the motor torque. However, it is like trying to move the Coach with the Brakes on. I have now disconnected the AutoBrake Cable near the Pump and filled with Dextron III and it will shift just fine without any problems,and the coach will move but the Autobrake remains on and Yellow Dash Button makes no sound it is changing anything, like it used to. I am wondering if anyone can steer me in the right direction on what to do at this point. Thanks in advance.
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I have a 2000 Winnebago Brave (Workhorse) 34 Ft. The Autopark Brake is locked and will not release in either Reverse or Drive. I can forcefully move the Coach by raceing
the motor torque. However, it is like trying to move the Coach with the Brakes on. I have now disconnected the AutoBrake Cable near the Pump and filled with Dextron III and it will shift just fine without any problems,and the coach will move but the Autobrake remains on and Yellow Dash Button makes no sound it is changing anything, like it used to. I am wondering if anyone can steer me in the right direction on what to do at this point. Thanks in advance.
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