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Old 06-24-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Looks like Nexus has a new Super C 4x4...

....called the "Rebel". Has an International chassis but it looks like a GM variant and has the Duramax engine.

https://www.nexusrv.com/check-our-rv...orhomes--rebel
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A 4x4 Super C is my deam coach :-)
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Interesting! Looks like the 243" wheelbase listed on the 30R is actually available from International/Chevy that way. Crazy to think of something that could be available WITHOUT a frame extension?? Anyway, the wheelbase/overall length ratio of that would be great, combined with the 50 degree cut angle. Too bad you can't get the air ride rear with the 4WD...

Anyway, I'm excited to see how this shakes out. Good for Nexus for testing this market.
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Nice. Looks like their answer to the Dynamax Isata 5. If this has air brakes that's a nice step up from the Isata 5s.
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Will. be interesting to see if they cut into the Thor Magnitude/Omni 4X4 sales. Thor has a couple floorpans available on the F550 4x4 chassis.
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Did a little research.

The International CV which Nexus is using for the Rebel has no air brakes, they use the Hydromax system and there is no available rear air suspension on the 4x4.

I'll stick with my S2RV chassis.
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Rumline and EA37TS - it appears that you both prefer air brakes over hydraulic. If so, Iím curious as to why that is. The only advantage I can see to air is the ability to easily connect trailers or rail cars that also use air for braking. Air compresses so braking force is slightly slower when compared to hydraulic. Hydraulic is a much simpler system and the braking ability is great enough that aircraft and even the space shuttle use hydraulic. Am I missing something?
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Thanks for the info EA37TS.


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Am I missing something?
Yes. Aircraft have a completely different use case for brakes than land based vehicles and also already have extensive hydraulic systems onboard. It is not useful to compare air brakes to the hydraulic systems in aircraft since they are not the same as the hydraulic systems used in the vehicles being discussed on this forum. In land vehicles, only light- and some medium-duty vehicles have hydraulic brakes. All semis and most medium-duty trucks (dump, tow, delivery, etc) use air brakes. No, that sweet F350 is not a "heavy duty truck" no matter what badges they stick on it.

Air brakes are fault-tolerant and if they fail completely they fail closed (that is, brakes apply with loss of air) as opposed to hydraulic systems which "fail open" (a.k.a. you ded). It takes a modicum of knowledge to understand how to operate air brakes safely, but a 20-minute YouTube video and some parking lot practice should take care of that. If you care to know more, Google is your friend.

Yes one of the main advantages of air brakes is that you can easily provide braking power to trailers which may not be used in an RV setting. However I know that many folks with these Super Cs and diesel Class A's do use air brakes for their toads and/or big stacker trailers.
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Yes. Aircraft have a completely different use case for brakes than land based vehicles and also already have extensive hydraulic systems onboard. It is not useful to compare air brakes to the hydraulic systems in aircraft since they are not the same as the hydraulic systems used in the vehicles being discussed on this forum. In land vehicles, only light- and some medium-duty vehicles have hydraulic brakes. All semis and most medium-duty trucks (dump, tow, delivery, etc) use air brakes. No, that sweet F350 is not a "heavy duty truck" no matter what badges they stick on it.

Air brakes are fault-tolerant and if they fail completely they fail closed (that is, brakes apply with loss of air) as opposed to hydraulic systems which "fail open" (a.k.a. you ded). It takes a modicum of knowledge to understand how to operate air brakes safely, but a 20-minute YouTube video and some parking lot practice should take care of that. If you care to know more, Google is your friend.

Yes one of the main advantages of air brakes is that you can easily provide braking power to trailers which may not be used in an RV setting. However I know that many folks with these Super Cs and diesel Class A's do use air brakes for their toads and/or big stacker trailers.
I take advantage of my air brakes by using the M&G braking system on my toad. Thanks for the in depth info!
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