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Old 09-26-2021, 09:39 PM   #1
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Brake service

So I got a 1996 28ft Bounder with 21k miles that was parked for 10 years used as a guest house. Everything looks like brand new but of course the past of the time itís unavoidable so I already performed a gas tank drain, a gas tank drop (because I had a dead fuel pump), changed oil and flushed the radiator.

Now that Iím about to move the rv from the owners house, Iím a bit worried about brakes, should I do a brake service with such a low miles rig? First stop is at the tire shop to replace them so I wonder if they can line brakes or inspect them.

What else you recommend me to do on a vehicle that was not running for so long time?

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Old 09-26-2021, 11:42 PM   #2
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If hydraulic brakes I would at least flush the fluid as the fluid takes on water. If you want to be totally safe then rebuild or replace the cylinders/and or calipers, master cylinder and replace the hoses. If air brakes make sure there is no water in the air tanks and you probably will be OK. Just do all the pressure test as listed in a CDL manual.

I would guess original hoses in the cooling system so I would consider replacing them and belts due to age. Or at least have new ones on hand so your not waiting for several days when the part house does not have them.

Service oil in transmission and rear end.

Those would be some of the things I would look at if the unit was mine.
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