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Old 04-24-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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I have a 2002 Monaco Cayman. The rear brakes have failed 4 times now due to overheat problems. The ABS sensors melt out of their sockets and hang down by the wire. The whole brake system has been replaced twice, yet the problem persists. Monaco claims I am unique with this problem. I certainly don't ride the brakes and I use the exhaust brake all of the time. Monaco claims the brake pins corrode from lack of use which causes the discs to bind. I drove it 50 to 100 miles a month just to satisfy their judgement, but the problem is still with me. Anyone else heard of this?
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I have a 2002 Monaco Cayman. The rear brakes have failed 4 times now due to overheat problems. The ABS sensors melt out of their sockets and hang down by the wire. The whole brake system has been replaced twice, yet the problem persists. Monaco claims I am unique with this problem. I certainly don't ride the brakes and I use the exhaust brake all of the time. Monaco claims the brake pins corrode from lack of use which causes the discs to bind. I drove it 50 to 100 miles a month just to satisfy their judgement, but the problem is still with me. Anyone else heard of this?
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Catshot, bet you have a Workhorse chassis. If so do a search on the Workhorse forum. Just click on the find tab at the top and type in brake problems.

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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I just replaced a right front rotor and both sets of front brake pads on our 2004 Damon Challenger on a workhorse chassis at 16408 miles to the tune of $760.00. No warranty or recall help. It was all on me.
I was at 55 MPH on a two lane road when the steering wheel shimmy started and I stepped on the brake and involuntarily moved left into the oncomming lane about 3 feet. No on comming traffic. I stopped let the brakes cool and proceded about 4 miles to home. I drove to the repair shop the following A.M. and all was ok except for an ABS light on the dash.
Needless to say I have lost some confidence in tyhe Bosh brake system.
I'm posting to this site in case NAFTA should take an interest in this problem that apparently have also hade with the Workhorse product at fairly low mileage.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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I didn't mean NAFTA how about the Highway Safty Institute.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #6
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All the stomping up and down may have produced some results. The investigation pertaining the fatal crash on Hurricane Ridge, WA has brought to light the numerous RV braking issues. Additional info is available at KIROTV story

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Wasn't the WA crashed determined to be operator error not mechanical problems??

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Just looking at the KIRO story. While sad, and certainly not playing "blame the victim", I would need more information than given to conclude it was simply poor design, especially in a 18 year old motorhome. These monsters need constant care and, despite our best efforts, still fail. And yes, they can be improved.
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