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Old 09-29-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Brake Failure

On our recent trip to Canada and Alaska, we experienced a brake failure on our /Left Axle Front Brake. Further inspection we doscovered that not only was it a Dexter Brake assembly on a Lippert Axle, all the other brake assemblies were Lipperts along with the two axles. Back in 2011 when this Crusader 270RET was built, number 39, Lippert Brakes and Axles were the assembly of choice. After making the discovery of the Dexter Brake being installed, we also discovered that it had never been wired in to the axle. My guess is, since the factory had nothing to do with this, the dealer must have canabalised the Lippert Brake for another customers coach, then stuck the Dexter on ours while in inventory, while waiting on a replacement, someone forgot to hook the darn thing up. We only drove 14,600 miles before we found out this problem. Now we are having all new brake pads put on the tow, they are now worn out trying to stop a 10,000 RV with only three somewhat working brakes, did I mention that the left front and right front work together....
2500HD 6.0 Gas/Ext. Cab
2011 Crusader 270RET
2003 Sunnybrook T/T 30FIS
2012 Jeep Compass Limited
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