Richard Shaw
Share on Facebook

Richard Shaw's Discussions

1990 Winnabego Chieftan
8 Replies

We just bought a 1990 winnabego Cheiftan 35ft coach from the original owner 103,000 miles.I hope someone out there can give me some advice,the RV Repair shop I had the coach in getting some repair…Continue

Tags: Brake, Sources, , RV, , Winnebago, Brakes', , , Brake, Parts"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Shaw Dec 29, 2012.

 

Richard Shaw's Page

Profile Information

You And RVing
Part Time RVer
City and State where you are located. Do not use zip code, you know what it means but it means nothing to the rest of us.
Sun City, AZ
Tell us a little About Yourself
I am retired do some handyman work my wife is still working part-time. We bought a 1990 Winnabego Chiefton 35ft. While in shop I asked about the braking system,was told it was inadequate from the beginning ,what advice does anyone out there have for me?

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Good Old RVs to add comments!

Join Good Old RVs

At 7:50am on November 5, 2012, Angel said…

Hey,

Welcome to the site.  There has long been a debate whether the brakes on a semi are truly adequate - the short answer is "not really"... same with RV's... You're supposed to avoid panic stop situations and supplement brakes with downshifts/jack brakes, etc (engine braking) for additional support.

Panic stopping 16-20 thousand pounds or more is indeed a panic stop... But to the point of inherent safety - the PO just went 103k.  The truth is you plan trips and timings with a little more focus than with a family car.  If it truly was that life threatening - some one would have lobbied to have them removed from the roads by now... but it does require a rig that is properly maintained and a competent, alert driver - then "It's All Good"... 
Again Welcome...

At 1:28am on November 5, 2012, Tamarie Nelson said…

hi welcome to this site.  retired that is what I do in my spare time. like to tinker with cars& rvs.we are in avondale az. Paul&Tamarie

At 8:49pm on November 4, 2012, Gary Sebastian said…

Welcome Richard. I don't know much about your brakes but someone else here might. Try looking in the forums.

 
 
 

Members

HOW TO MEMBER POSTS

  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 

 RV ARTISTS 

 Paige's VintageTrailer Art  

 Paige's VintageTrailerFabric

 Artist Roads                                            Sandy's Stained Glasshttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/552605816752050167/     

                      

COME JOIN US on GOOD OLD RVS

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW

Forum

1992 C Coachmen 2 Replies

Started by S.Heins in Class C RV discussions. All things Class C related.. Last reply by Kevin F Smith Nov 8.

Steel valve stems

Started by Jack Wasmuth in RV Repair & Maintence Oct 28.

Heart Attack 2 Replies

Started by Russell E Johnson in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Russell E Johnson Oct 22.

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

JOIN US - COME ON IN!

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.         JOIN HERE NOW!

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

YOUR OWN GORVs T-Shirt!

A work of art by member Paige Bridges

Get your Good Old RVs T-Shirt HERE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©, GoodOldRVs.com©,GoodOldRVs.net©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2019   Created by Russell E Johnson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service