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Old 02-16-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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Parking brake enough

Has anyone though of putting a micro lock brake on an Alpine in place of the just the drive shaft parking brake








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Old 02-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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Has anyone though of putting a micro lock brake on an Alpine in place of the just the drive shaft parking brake








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Nope. I just use big wheel chocks when needed. Very low maintenance requirements.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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Micro Locks work with attended vehicles, they are not a long term parking device.

The slightest leak will cause the brakes to release. This is why parking brakes are mechanical.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:06 PM   #4
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I had plans to do that on my coach . I was only going to use it long enough to be able to get out an chock the wheels. Never got it done.
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Wheel chokes for the win!
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I didn't understand about the Brakes until I backed the coach up our drive that has a small grade to it. I pulled the Bake switch and got out and shut the door. All at once it started rolling down my drive and across the road to open ground and then a ditch. I ran (run Forrest run) I ran faster than I ever ran in years and finally got the door open and jump in and as I was coming up on the ditch I stopped that sob. I have chocks now and when we stop my wife jumps out and puts one on each side of the wheel.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:20 PM   #7
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Has anyone though of putting a micro lock brake on an Alpine in place of the just the drive shaft parking brake


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OP, could you explain what you mean in your title description?

Does my enough mean you are satisfied with the brake on your Alpine?
Are you satisfied with them but want to enhance them somehow?
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I didn't understand about the Brakes until I backed the coach up our drive that has a small grade to it. I pulled the Bake switch and got out and shut the door. All at once it started rolling down my drive and across the road to open ground and then a ditch. I ran (run Forrest run) I ran faster than I ever ran in years and finally got the door open and jump in and as I was coming up on the ditch I stopped that sob. I have chocks now and when we stop my wife jumps out and puts one on each side of the wheel.
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Your parking brake is wheel chocks ?

You haven't repaired the parking / emergency brake ?

It is designed to hold the motor home on a steep grade. Its your last line of defense when the service brakes fail.

It may just need an adjustment.
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Twinboat ,you are so right. If you go back a year you'll see my post about repair on this. I had it repaired and fixed and it slide on a grade a year ago. After repair worked great until a month ago you can tell me all you want but I will put a chock on my wheel. Its working great now and had it checked again, but there will be chocks on my wheel.
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I didn't understand about the Brakes until I backed the coach up our drive that has a small grade to it. I pulled the Bake switch and got out and shut the door. All at once it started rolling down my drive and across the road to open ground and then a ditch. I ran (run Forrest run) I ran faster than I ever ran in years and finally got the door open and jump in and as I was coming up on the ditch I stopped that sob. I have chocks now and when we stop my wife jumps out and puts one on each side of the wheel.
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Had a similar thing happen to me . Parking brake always worked great until one day. We were on the boat launch uncovering the boat getting it ready to put it in the water. All of sudden , the coach & boat started heading for the water . I just made it in the drivers door and was able to stop the coach before the water got too high , almost to the top or the wheels. No damage , but I always chock the wheels now. Re adjusted the brake , but just don't trust it anymore.
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Parking brake my enough



OP, could you explain what you mean in your title description?

Does my enough mean you are satisfied with the brake on your Alpine?
Are you satisfied with them but want to enhance them somehow?
I'll go out on a limb here and say it's a typo or a spell check intrusion of some sort.

These things usually get a free pass.

Reading the original post it seems clear that he is looking to improve or enhance the functionality of the parking brake.
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SHERBROOKE, Que. – Train conductor Thomas Harding played a significant role in the deaths of 47 people in the Lac-Megantic tragedy because he didn’t sufficiently apply the brakes after parking the oil-laden convoy, the Crown argued Wednesday.
Harding applied only half the required level of brakes and didn’t test them to ensure they worked properly before leaving for the night, prosecutor Sacha Blais said in his closing arguments at the trial of Harding and his two co-accused.
In the wee hours of July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil from the United States derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 and destroying part of the downtown core.
Harding and former colleagues Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are each facing one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people. They have all pleaded not guilty.
Blais told the jury of 10 men and four women the derailment and explosion would not have happened if not for Harding’s actions.
Rules that needed to be followed were outlined clearly in documents, Blais said.
A train parked on a downward slope requires a certain number of brakes that need to be tested to ensure they are in proper working order, he continued.
“These texts are clear” and not complicated, Blais said. “If Thomas Harding does not do his job safely in Nantes, who will?”
Harding had stopped the train on top of a slope in nearby Nantes before it began moving on its own, barrelling into Lac-Megantic.
Blais also blamed traffic controller Labrie as well as Demaitre, the manager of train operations, saying their responsibilities included taking the necessary steps to avoid injuries and loss of life.
The prosecutor said that, even after firefighters had rushed to the scene of a blaze at the lead locomotive shortly before the tragedy, the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway did not send anyone to the site to ensure everything was secure.
Blais said Labrie could have done more to make sure the train was adequately immobilized or could have asked Harding to return to the train to inspect the locomotive.
“The person who could check the work of Thomas Harding was him (Labrie),” he said.
The Crown wrapped up its closing arguments Wednesday and will be followed Thursday by lawyers for Labrie and Demaitre.
Harding’s lawyer will get his turn Friday and Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas is expected to give his instructions to the jury Monday.
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Drats! If only we had a pipeline we wouldn't have to send that stuff via rail.
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Winnipeg? Would you grab us a few Vansco 2820's if you happen to pass by JCA?
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