Originally Posted by tmmar
C'mon Ed, don't leave us hanging. What's the static and active brake test? (LOL!)
Tom, I should have known I'd peak your interest on that one!
The static test is one where they have you put the coach in neutral, turn off the parking brake and hold down the brake petal for a minute to make sure your tanks are holding air and not depleting. The active test starts out the same way, neutral and parking brake off and then they have you pump the brake petal. First your tanks will go down to 75 pounds and the alarm will come on and then at 20 pounds your parking brake will pop up. I would have thought they would have mentioned that at Camp Freightliner but no such luck.
When she said "I want to empty your tanks," I'm thinking black water or gray or fresh or what? Then she clarified that it was the air tanks. I'm sure she saw my deer in the headlights look when she asked me to do the two brake tests. Craig had given me a pretty good primer before I took the test but he didn't have to do the air brake test so that one caught me totally off guard.