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ct78barnes

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Posted: 02/07/18 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Snow Birding in Myrtle Beach since the first and had a nice day so after 5 weeks sitting at the ocean I went on a gas run and at first the breaks felt spongy . I hit the breaks getting out of the campground and it never did it again. I have a 2011 Winnebago 36 ft with the Ford motor . Any Ideas . Thanks

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Start by changing the brake fluid.

Probably need to clean and lube the brake caliper slides.


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Any one know if there is a big Ford Dealer around Myrtle Beach that can fit a Motorhome. To change Break fluid Also what it would cost for a break fluid change. Thanks

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Ooh, where can I get one of these sponge breaks!?


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Perhaps the vacuum booster somehow needed to get exercised in order to build up.


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ct78barnes wrote:

Snow Birding in Myrtle Beach since the first and had a nice day so after 5 weeks sitting at the ocean I went on a gas run and at first the breaks felt spongy . I hit the breaks getting out of the campground and it never did it again. I have a 2011 Winnebago 36 ft with the Ford motor . Any Ideas . Thanks

There's a couple of Camping World places in MB that can do BRAKES, as well as many other automotive and truck service centers, which will cost you from $150 - $200. Since you might have just had some air in them, that has bled out already, I probably wouldn't be concerned and as long as the master cylinder was full and nothing leaking anywhere. Having said that, it's good idea to change the fluid every two or three years, anyway, as the fluid tends to collect moister and thereby lowering the boiling point.


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if there working good now ?bring it home. find a truck shop back home to do the work. and if your close to deerfield ohio, I have a shop that can fix you up.

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Ford recommends changing the brake fluid and lubing the calipers every two years.


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skipro3 wrote:

Perhaps the vacuum booster somehow needed to get exercised in order to build up.

Seems that the OP is driving a Class A coach and in which case, it's doubtful the the brake assist is vacuum and most likely uses a hydro-booster, which doubles as the hydraulic power steering assist.
The HB was developed by Bendix and has been around, since 1973.

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My Class-C with Ford E450 chassis has the Hydro-Boost brake system. This ties in with the power steering pump. Check your fluid level for the power steering.


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