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Old 11-27-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Dynamax DX3, Force HD Brakes

Hi, I'm a prospective buyer of a Dynamax DX3 or Force HD. I am impressed with the power, drivability and floor plans of the coach.
While inspecting the coach I noticed that the Freightliner M2 chassis used on the DX3 And Force HD have drum brakes on all 4 wheels. Is there an option for disc brakes ?
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:07 AM   #2
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Not at this time. 95% of the big truck market still runs tried and true drums. I don't see us ordering them with disks unless there is a huge shift that way. When stopping distance requirements were shortened, there was a thought disks would become more popular. Instead, drums just got improvements and disks continue to be rare
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I can't imagine the sheer size of the rotors to stop a rig of that size.

Drums work.
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M2 also has a dual stage engine break. Uses them all in conjunction.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:23 PM   #5
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Ford's F 53 Chassis used in most all large gas class A's use Disc brakes.





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Old 11-28-2015, 07:29 PM   #6
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Limited use 33k GVWR versus truck chassis 54k GVWR commercial applications.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:51 PM   #7
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I have discs all the way around on my coach and I love them
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:54 PM   #8
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And what coach is that?
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3500 ds, Ford f53 chassis
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And what coach is that?

On "the web I noted 33,000#- thought you were discussing truck front end truck RV's?
My Georgetown had discs at all four. Better braking than accelerating.


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