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Old 09-14-2015, 11:23 PM   #1
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Air Brake Issue

Well, I just took a trip up the east coast and back. While I was driving from Florida to Massachusetts I started losing air pressure very quickly from my number 2 tank when ever I stepped on the brakes. I was able to drive carefully and get to my destination campground.

At the request of my FR rep I contacted the Freightliner help line that they give us and I have to say that Freightliner was great to deal with. They gave me an option to have a mobile guy come out to my coach and fix it. Freightliner was in constant contact with me updating me with what was going on. They had it fixed that day at my campsite.

The problem I had was a hole in the diaphragm on the front right brake. No idea what caused the hole but it was a decent size hole. The fix cost me 234 bucks but I will be submitting it for reimbursement, I chose to do it this way.

Anyway, just a heads up about the issue (not sure if it's a freak problem or a design issue). I also wanted to give Freightliner a compliment for their great service.
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:01 AM   #2
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First of all thank god you saw the issue as i live in the east and we have tons of traffic and hills....got any photos?
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up. Old technology, surprised it failed.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Brake chambers fail with little or no warning. They are one of "those" parts...
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:47 PM   #5
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If this is like what the diaphragm was/is in the failure is not all that rare.


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If this is like what the diaphragm was/is in the failure is not all that rare.


Don't try to take one apart if you don't know how.
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Don't try to take one apart if you don't know how.
Took one apart just for fun, really they are not worth the effort just go with a new one.
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Took one apart just for fun, really they are not worth the effort just go with a new one.
Normally the air fittings aren't clocked right and it will need to be disassembled to rotate the fitting ports to the correct position. Doing so without using the caging tool will most likely ruin a trip or your smile.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:18 PM   #9
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Crap, those things will kill you graveyard dead.
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Crap, those things will kill you graveyard dead.
Got that right! Easy, quick job but could be deadly.
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