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Old 05-29-2019, 01:51 PM   #1
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When to check RV brakes

So I'm going into season 4 with my 3011 RV. Since I just changed my toad I began to wonder how long the front/rear brakes on the RV will last? I've got almost 16K on the RV and almost all of it has been driven while towing a car. I would think that towing a vehicle will wear the brakes faster but am wondering how others have handled this question. Baring any noises coming from the brakes, is there a rough mileage I should bring it to a shop to check the brakes and would be a good place to have them checked?

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Don't you get a yearly inspection
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:17 PM   #3
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I would have been looking at the brakes at about 12k to see how they are holding up.

At 16k, my suggestion is to have a look-see.
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I just changed my Class c brake pads after 94000 miles. Still had about half wear left but fine cracks on the sides of the pads. Went with blend fleet pads.
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New Vehicles in NJ don't require an inspection for 4 years. Even then, I'm not sure what if anything the state does to check the brakes since it's not a commercial vehicle.
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I just changed my Class c brake pads after 94000 miles. Still had about half wear left but fine cracks on the sides of the pads. Went with blend fleet pads.
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That's way more miles than I would expect to get out of pads, but then again most of the RV driving is probably highway so it might be possible. Do you tow any vehicles?
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New Vehicles in NJ don't require an inspection for 4 years. Even then, I'm not sure what if anything the state does to check the brakes since it's not a commercial vehicle.
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I would have any motorhome serviced by the motorized chassis, not the camper add on. If your chassis is, say, Ford a Ford truck dealer is the best source of knowledge like brakes, tires, and engines.

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That's way more miles than I would expect to get out of pads, but then again most of the RV driving is probably highway so it might be possible. Do you tow any vehicles?
I tow a 16 ft open deck car trailer with either my 32, 62 Falcon or DWs Escape. I have close to 80000 miles on the trailer an still the shoes it came with. Having driven trucks for 37 years, you learn to watch traffic and lights. Spend more time off the gas and off the brakes.
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Over 14000 lbs in Jersey, no inspection. I carry the law in my RV.
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