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Old 03-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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MH Wouldn't Move

Everything was loaded up, including the dog, engine warmed up, and the wife drove off in the dingy. We normally drive to a local church parking lot and hook up the dingy. I depressed the brake pedal, released the parking brake, pushed the "R" button and nothing, would not move. I shifted back to "N", reset the brake, shifted to "D",re-released the brake same thing, would not move. Repeated the above several times still would not move. I deployed the leveling jacks and crawled under to take a look. Every thing looked OK, the levers, rods, pistons were working as they are supposed to so no trouble with the air part of the system. Noticed that eventhough the parts were moving the way they are supposed to the shoes would not release, stuck to the drums. I used a piece of 1" brass rod placed up against the shoes steel backing and struck the rod with a shop hammer several times and the shoes released. Cleaned up the mess and myself and got on the road three hours late. Not sure why they stuck, perhaps some of you more experienced folks can help me understand why this happened. The MH (2003 Monaco Diplomat) had been parked since December 28.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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The problem is not unknown. It is a good idea to do some heavy braking just before storage. That will rub any salt, sand, rust off of the linings and drums, as well as evaporate any moisture that may cause rusting in storage. Also a good idea to cycle the parkig brake a few times to free-up the springs and linkage.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Parking a MH after driving in rain can cause shoes to rust to drums. Usually a tap with a hammer will free. Sometimes just shifting from drive,to neutral, to reverse will free them. They will sometimes really pop when they disengage.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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They tend to rust up when sitting or freeze if parked when wet. Be VERY careful crawling around under there depending on the levelers. Could be a fatal mistake.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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I had mine do that after sitting for about 3 weeks. I just kept rocking the coach back and forth and eventually it broke loose. Surprisingly, considering where I live, I wasn't driving in the rain when it was parked.

I have a forklift that sits for long periods of time and does the same thing. Learned the rocking trick on it. No crawling under that thing with only 3" ground clearance!
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