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Old 04-25-2019, 07:18 AM   #1
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Kia Toad Brakes Locked

I had a strange experience yesterday. Stopped for gas and when I started to leave, the motorhome didn't start to roll when I put it in gear. I thought maybe the Ready Brute Elite (RBE) surge brake had set so I gave the RV a little gas and heard a screeching sound outside. A guy getting gas waved at me in my rear view mirror so I got out to investigate. He said the Kia brakes were set and the wheels didn't turn. I checked the lever on RBE brake and it wasn't up and there was slack in the cable. I went inside Kia and brake peddle was up against the stop and there was slack in the RBE brake cable and the breakaway cable. I disconnected the RBE brake cable anyway and moved brake peddle up and down then reconnected and moved key from off to accessory position. I got back in RV and put it in gear and toad rolled easily. DW went out to watch as I moved 10ft and everything looked fine. We took off to finish the last 100 miles of the days trip and had no further incident . This is our first long trip with the toad and we had over 1000 miles of towing even after a few hard stops with the surge brake applied with no other incidents.

It almost seemed to me that the Kia had set it's own brakes somehow, although that may not be possible. I didn't do any heavy braking entering the gas station and the surge brake LED on the dash did not go on indicating the Kia brakes were applied. Any ideas on what could cause this brake lock?
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Was it all of the brakes or just front or rear wheels skidding.

Some cars are now using electric parking brakes. I was loading my Jeep on a dolly with the drivers door open and the parking brake set itself.

The park brake switch is near the cup holder and we have set it by bumping into it.

Just some things to think about.
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Was it all of the brakes or just front or rear wheels skidding.

Some cars are now using electric parking brakes. I was loading my Jeep on a dolly with the drivers door open and the parking brake set itself.

The park brake switch is near the cup holder and we have set it by bumping into it.

Just some things to think about.
I don't know if it was just the rear brakes, but it could have been. I don't think there is a parking brake switch, but I'll look for one. While at the gas pump we didn't enter or start the Kia and no problem with Kia brakes pulling up to gas pump. I did a all-around the whole rig while fueling and didn't see or smell hot brakes. This is a real puzzler. Thanks Twinboat.
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