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Old 12-14-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Problem with brakes & steering on Workhorse
I lost both the steering & brakes on my Holiday Rambler with workhorse chasis it only has about 13000 miles on it.The power steering pump went out which causes you to loose the brakes since it's a hydroboost system.Anybody else out there had this problem?
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Problem with brakes & steering on Workhorse
I lost both the steering & brakes on my Holiday Rambler with workhorse chasis it only has about 13000 miles on it.The power steering pump went out which causes you to loose the brakes since it's a hydroboost system.Anybody else out there had this problem?
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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BARRY60: Please help us help you-by putting some rig specific info into the signature box in your profile. That way you won't have to type it in and we can better answer your questions.

Until then, what chassis do you have? ED
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
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I have a W18 chass.It's a 05 Admiral
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:07 PM   #5
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Barry go to "find" and type in "power steering" over 400 posts to help you.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I have a W18 chass.It's a 05 Admiral </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Sorry but I'm not qualified to address the W-18 brakes. DriVer can probably help when he gets out of chatroom later, so I'll link this the Workhorse forum so he will see it right away. ED
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:45 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Barry60:
I lost both the steering & brakes on my Holiday Rambler with workhorse chassis it only has about 13000 miles on it.The power steering pump went out which causes you to loose the brakes since it's a hydro boost system. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Barry60, In the event of a system failure such as you've described, stepping on the brake in such an instance should have activated an emergency electric motor which should provide adequate pressure to both steer and stop your motorhome.

When you step on the brake with the key off you should be able to hear low growl under your feet, that's the electric motor. I would certainly want to make sure that the backup system is working as well as the primary system once you get back on the road.

You certainly can't stop an 18,000 pound motorhome when it doesn't have brakes or steering! We're glad that you're safe. Please let us know how your service call went and how the problem was resolved.

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Can any one out there tell us if there is much difference between Workhorse and or Ford Chasis
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Isabel Clayton: There are MANY differences between Workhorse and Ford. Some relatively minor, and some are pretty significant. To keep the answer to something short enough to be meaningful, could you please be a little more specific as to which chassis you want to compare? ED
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Isabel Clayton:
Can any one out there tell us if there is much difference between Workhorse and or Ford Chasis
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And that $4500.00 will buy you about 400# less CCC.


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Glenn and Kathy:
And that $4500.00 will buy you about 400# less CCC. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Glenn, and 4 channel disk brakes, 6 speed Allison transmission and a real RV engine! When you pack more steel in your rail than your competitor you deliver to the owner a more substantial frame. The strongest house is only as good as its foundation. Be it as it may the W24/W25.5 will suffer no such loss in CCC and it has the same rail as the W20/W22.

The competitive chassis would not be able to sustain the same loads that are imposed on the Workhorse so the 400 lbs less in CCC for me is just a number. Speaking of numbers 50,000 psi steel is a number that the other gas chassis can not duplicate. One really big number that the competitive chassis does have to worry about is 20 billion.
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So Driver,
your telling me that all those Ford chassis out there are collapsing under the weight!! Oh right move up to the W24 or 25 to match the CCC. How much will that cost?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Glenn and Kathy:
your telling me that all those Ford chassis out there are collapsing under the weight!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Glenn, How do you read that into my post? I stand by my statement that a Workhorse weighs 400 pounds more "maybe" however the return is the more robust frame, a 6 speed Allison transmission and a medium duty truck motor.

A Workhorse in a W20 or W22 GVW rating is worth the extra money for the chassis because in the long run it is the superior product that we expect it to be.

You can immediately see the new technology that is going into this chassis. New improved cool pack, 6 speed transmission, option touch pad shifting, HPB braking system and soon the WISE electrical system. The UFO is sharing some of its technology with its front engine family members.

On the other hand the other camp reports that for 2007, they have a nice new steering wheel.
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