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Old 12-13-2009, 07:02 PM   #15
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I agree with REX--rust. Had it happen before.

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:31 PM   #16
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Hey, I agree with you guys, the cause probably is rust. The question is, what is the cure or prevention?

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Old 12-14-2009, 11:57 AM   #17
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Can't you put chocks under the wheels when leaving it parked for extended periods? All airplanes are parked this way-- No parking brakes are used.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:04 PM   #18
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I've never done that at home because my drive is absolutely level but that's probably a good plan and I will do that from now on. Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:19 PM   #19
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The air will eventually bleed down allowing the springs to set the parking brake anyway, so I'm not sure how much chocks will help.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:06 PM   #20
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I had a similar problem in Indiana in April. Once the brakes finally released (rock the coach), I took the coach into a service center that checked out the entire air brake system. They mentioned that sometimes in wet conditions over time moisture builds up and rust accumulates. It only happened once and I have never had the problem again. Not quite sure there is anything we can do to prevent it from happening....
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:17 AM   #21
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We have a 2005 Damon Intruder. In 08 going to Texas the park brake came on and we came to a fast stop. The brake drum where the clutches are was smoking and turned blue. Now in 09 we were going on a trip and the same thing happend again. Has anyone else had this problem? They keep fixing it but not the problem.. Dave
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I too have an '05 Intruder (377W. Gasser) have not had that problem.. I thought I drove with the Parking brake engaged.. however I recently had a chance to test it.. And it held, on a very steep hill. (Took quite a bit of pedal pressure but it held)

So It's still good.

Wsh my car was as good.

(Brakes are.. it's the "GO" part on the car that is sick, Stops great)

Short story.. Replace car's starter, ALMOST made it back to RV, was half way up exit ramp when i stalled and would not restart (Ignition module as it turns out) called nearby auto/truck guy and he said "Sorry, really not my thing and I'm busy with a truck" called another auto guy in area.. Tow truck picked me up.

While waiting for tow truck I noticed a stationary semi on freeway behind me.. Driver walked up to me and I loaned him my phone to call his boss... I also called back to local Truck/Auto guy. New rear end.. I told him he owes me a finder's fee for that one

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