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Engine and brake service
I just spent the day at Nacogdoches Motorhome Services for an engine service and to have the brakes checked. 
David found the driver's front brake adjusted too tight and found most of the caliper slide pins had pitting.  Also some of the slide...

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Re: Engine and brake service
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I just wish I had a dash camera to capture the action.
Scary story!  Glad you made it out in two slightly dented but otherwise intact pieces.

I think every coach should have a dash cam.  They are...

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  • John44
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One moral of the story would be never use the cruise in the rain,even in a car or truck.We do not have a toad but does your tahoe have a good brake system?Glad your OK.

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I too had a recent experience with Nacogdoches Motorhome Service.  David and Seth installed my Roadmaster towbar system which included the Brake Master braking system.  They did a really nice job and were a pleasure to work with.  Reasonable...

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Wow!

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Don't want to hijack but this might be the time to post the experience we had between Las Cruces and Abilene.
Someone pulled out right in front of me at 70 mph and I had to get hard on the brakes. Down the road about 20 minutes my tire pressure...

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  • bigdog
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So that's how my tow bar got that scratch!

Gees. You must have been pulling into Nac as we were heading out. Would have been nice to met you, have a cup of joe and a chat.

Your old tow bar has been working perfectly. 👍

Re: Engine and brake service
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I don't have a retarder, so this is only hearsay.

I've heard that in some cases, drivers of retarder equipped coaches don't use their service brakes very often, and when they do only for gentle low speed stops or holding in place at red lights. ...

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Occasionally lack adjusters either don't work on one side or pins are pitted and pads stick. You were lucky. Here is a good video on Rockwell-Meritor disc brakes operation and maintenance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N-St4Px8cs

Dash cams have...

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  • Rudy
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Chuck,

I understand the reason to not use a retarder or engine braking device in slippery conditions is the braking device is providing a braking force to the drive wheels.  Then the service brakes are used adding even more braking force to the...

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I routinely turn off the retarder and exercise the service brakes during any drive.  I actually use the wheel brakes more than the retarder.

Warmed up, any corrosion burned off and in good condition and  adjusted correctly the service brakes are...

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  • John44
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Told the wife about the post and her first statement was,especially in the rain NEVER tap on the brake to shut cruise off,use the switch.

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Love our dashcam but be sure to turn off the audio record feature. First time was unaware of the function and it recorded my colorful commentary on a guy who cut us off.