Do your brakes fade (continue all the way to the floor
when you press the pedal) and still not stop your vehicle? Do they pulsate
when applied, or squeal like a banshee?
Does it seem to take longer to stop that it did when
your vehicle was new?
Each of these symptoms can indicate a major (or a
minor) problem with your vehicle brakes.
Pulsating brakes might mean a warped rotor, or an
out-of-round drum. Squealing is frequently caused by rust on the drum, the
pads, or the rotor if disc brakes are installed. Fading brakes could be mechanical
problems or hydraulic.
One sure way to avoid some of
these issues is to move your motor home or RV at least once a month when stored.
Drive it some distance, and use the brakes several times to keep the rust
off the braking surfaces. Even driving it forward and/or back a few
inches will cause the brake surfaces to rub against each other, partially
Whatever symptom you are experiencing, bring your vehicle
to Champion. Our service bays are built with the extra
width necessary for complete undercarriage access, permitting our ASE certified technicians to easily evaluate and recommend a solution that will keep your RV or motor home safe, reliable and a pleasure to drive.