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post May 2 2013, 08:08 PM
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Hi, we are new to this wonderful RV life.
We have a medium sized RV - 35' - diesel pusher.
I noticed while breaking on a mountain road going down a 6% grade that I smelled burnt break lining, but, I only pushed the break hard for a few seconds? Should I be using the engine break on most downhill grades? Or maybe I need a break job?

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post May 2 2013, 10:25 PM
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You should be using your engine brake on all descents; I rarely use my brakes on downhills. When you do use brakes apply them to drop your speed by 5 mph then back off. Allow speed to build up again and re-apply.

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