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Old 05-30-2023, 11:40 AM   #1
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Brake squeal

My 2015 Georgetown 369 only has 10600 miles on it,
When first starting off, in traffic, the brakes make no noise, After driving for an hour or s, when you apply rakes, not hard just to slow down, when you are going slow, they squeal. I think it's just the brake dust as the brakes work fine.
Is that what is causing it?
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Old 05-30-2023, 04:21 PM   #2
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Could be one or more of the brake pad friction material has cracked.

Most people drive a MoHo like their car, or worse. I had new pads put on our “new to us” coach that had 36k miles on it when I had the brake recall completed. Brakes squealed with the old pads, they squeal a little with the new pads. And I try to drive with an easy brake pedal, allowing the engine or hills or distance to slow me down, using the brakes to bleed off any excess speed after those actions.
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Old 06-01-2023, 12:40 PM   #3
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The folks at Spartan explained it this way;

It is a glaze that sets up on the brake pads due to easy braking much like you would hear on a school bus that makes easy low speed braking action most of the time.

They recommend an occasional hard braking action in order to burn off the glaze that sets up on them.

Notify everyone ahead of time.

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Old 06-01-2023, 02:36 PM   #4
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And Workhorse said the following -

A persistent amount of “squeal or squeak” is often associated with heavy-duty disc brake usage. These noises are common for both foreign and domestic disc brake systems. Heat, humidity and severity of usage seem to be contributing factors to brake noise. Changing the brake pads or rotor refinishing as a repair is often considered a temporary repair or by some technicians as useless. The recommended approach is to have an inspection to assure free and proper operation of all caliper parts. At this point, the owner should realize that the brake noise exists, but is not detrimental to overall brake life.”.

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Mine have squealed since mile #1. Not bad, but just a slight squeal when I apply the brakes. After hearing trucks and buses stop, I stopped worrying about it. But I was also curious in the beginning.
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Infrequent use allows the rotors to rust, which also causes a squeal.
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