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Old 07-31-2018, 06:41 PM   #253
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Even with treatment, the conditions you listed can attack at any time with treatment and medication. So the information is "What can you do if it happens?" It's been covered pretty good.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:27 PM   #254
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Joe, I see that you have more "informed answers" than you could have ever dreamed of. LOL

The question was: If we pull the parking brake at 60 MPH, what could we expect to happen?
Answer (as others have already said): You could expect to come to a controlled stop. You can expect it to take longer to stop than you would think. At least in our case.

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Yes, if you're traveling at 60mph, have both hands on the steering wheel, traveling in a straight line, and not slumped over, pulling the parking will bring you to a controlled stop providing you have control to begin with.

We were coming back from a trip today in our Class C, just for fun on a 2 lane 55mph 2 highway, I took my hands off the wheel (no other traffic around) I crossed the line and was into oncoming traffic in 3 seconds. Having my wife unbuckle and attempt to get it back in the correct lane while moving me to get at the brake would have resulted in her going through the windshield as we struck another vehicle or tree. That's a great plan.

So yes pulling the brake in a controlled situation makes sense but in the real world not so much.
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Yes, if you're traveling at 60mph, have both hands on the steering wheel, traveling in a straight line, and not slumped over, pulling the parking will bring you to a controlled stop providing you have control to begin with.

We were coming back from a trip today in our Class C, just for fun on a 2 lane 55mph 2 highway, I took my hands off the wheel (no other traffic around) I crossed the line and was into oncoming traffic in 3 seconds. Having my wife unbuckle and attempt to get it back in the correct lane while moving me to get at the brake would have resulted in her going through the windshield as we struck another vehicle or tree. That's a great plan.

So yes pulling the brake in a controlled situation makes sense but in the real world not so much.
Try it in a diesel pusher with air brakes.



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Yes, if you're traveling at 60mph, have both hands on the steering wheel, traveling in a straight line, and not slumped over, pulling the parking will bring you to a controlled stop providing you have control to begin with.

We were coming back from a trip today in our Class C, just for fun on a 2 lane 55mph 2 highway, I took my hands off the wheel (no other traffic around) I crossed the line and was into oncoming traffic in 3 seconds. Having my wife unbuckle and attempt to get it back in the correct lane while moving me to get at the brake would have resulted in her going through the windshield as we struck another vehicle or tree. That's a great plan.

So yes pulling the brake in a controlled situation makes sense but in the real world not so much.

You need a front end alignment! If the front end is properly aligned it should very slowly start drifting to the right, NEVER to the left!
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As I stated earlier, this was just a "what if" scenario! Perhaps others that do have heart problems have learned something.


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From what I have been told from Freightliner, the air brake can be pulled at any speed. Air leaves the system gradually and stops the vehicle. I also believe this procedure is located in the chassis manual.
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From what I have been told from Freightliner, the air brake can be pulled at any speed. Air leaves the system gradually and stops the vehicle. I also believe this procedure is located in the chassis manual.



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If my child came home and told me our bus driver explained to us what to do if he slumped over the wheel, Johnny is supposed to move him out of the way, Suzy is supposed to pull the brake, and Mikey is supposed to steer the bus off the road, there would definitely be a call to the superintendent of transportation.
Sorry but I did not say anything about each child having a different duty. These were general instructions in case of an EMERGENCY, God forbid. I personally would rather have Johnny, Suzie and Mike come home than maybe not! Our Superintendent would support my instructions.
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Sorry but I did not say anything about each child having a different duty. These were general instructions in case of an EMERGENCY, God forbid. I personally would rather have Johnny, Suzie and Mike come home than maybe not! Our Superintendent would support my instructions.
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I believe it happened already, .....school bus driver incapacitated and a student taking over the steering wheel. I'm curious,.... I'll Google it.
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