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Old 07-11-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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New to Class A, everything good but P32 brakes

We've owned TT from 16 to 27 feet for 20+ years. Hooking and unhooking got really old (well, actually I got old), so we went for a HR Admiral SE 30PDD last month. I've driven it around our area several times, but no real trips yet. We'll take our first real trip to a CG along the Russian River next month, then we'll be going for a month or so up to the Oregon coast, Portland, and the Olympia, WA area in October. I'm fitting up my wife's 2003 Honda Accord to be toad 4 down. Thought about a tow dolly, but seemed much easier to tow 4 down, after I found out that the 2003 accord can be towed that way (thanks to this forum), Honda does not approve of it for towing, but there are lots of people that have towed them for 1000's of miles, so I should be good.

So far, no major concerns driving a Class A. Obviously have to pay more attention to location in my lane, and leave lots of room for braking. I'm suprised just how long it takes to brake the rig. I don't think I could ever lock up the brakes. I'm replacing rotors, pads, and brake hoses all around, even though they've only got 24K on them. Then I'll look into the master cylinder and hydroboost. May be a wild goose chase, may be a problem with the Workhorse P32- 18,000 lb chassis that I'll have to learn to live with.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:41 PM   #2
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Yep and double check the parking break if you don,t have a park pall on the tran. Mine left her spot three times.once down a pasture field! Even after rebuilding. Buy a couple scotches or chocks. Then have a scotch!
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:31 AM   #3
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Hi Gene & Rachel! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:09 PM   #4
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The brakes on my P32 Safari Trek do take some effort, but will stop it reasonably well if you stand on the brake pedal. Also don't forget to flush and fill the power steering fluid which powers the hydrobooster. I know my brake pedal felt much better after flushing and filling the power steering fluid (had the brakes flushed about a month earlier)


p.s. mine is on a 17,000 GVWR P32 wide track chassis
2002 Safari Trek 2830 on P32 Chassis with 8.1L w/ 400 watts solar
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:51 PM   #5
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this place is great

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