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Old 06-09-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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She No Stop!

Good thing I had the camper with me. I barely tapped the guy in front. If the trailer brakes hadn't worked I probably would have hit him at 30mph or better. It was not a good dayClick image for larger version

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Old 06-09-2015, 10:53 PM   #2
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Everyone ok?
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:58 PM   #3
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Yeah cracked his bumper and smashed mine. He was debating whether to fix it or not. Gave him my info. Hate to say it but I wouldn't be surprised if he got up this morning and forgot he was hit. Older gentleman and I'm not too sure he was all there. To the point I'm not sure he should be driving. My wife was upset that I destroyed the scuba diving vanity plate and I'd rather be camping plate holder. She gave them to me for Christmas and were special ordered to color coordinate. But at least nobody was hurt.
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Glad you are safe! That is one of the scariest things to experience. I actually have made and carry a brass plug that I can use in one of the brake fittings or on the distribution block on the rear axle. It will at least let me limp to a campground and get off the road. I have also used the same thing on the master cylinder. You can block one of the ports and at least have some brakes. Again, glad you are safe and will get to continue your trip.
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That good news.

So, the trailer brakes were more effective for the combined weight than the truck brakes are for its own weight?
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:03 PM   #6
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Looks like he blew a line. Having had it happen, there is no scarier feeling than tapping the brake pedal and having it sink to the floor.
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Good idea I'll have to look into that. At first I thought I had broke a line cause earlier I had backed over some debris at the dump. But when I got it up on the roll back this is what I found. Not really sure what broke. Sitting in the back yard now until I get back home in 6 weeks.
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Have to add its a surreal feeling to hear tires screeching, brake pedal on the floor and seeing you are not gonna stop, praying for the guy to see and pull forward just 2 feet. All I needed.
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I would need better light to see, but it looks like maybe where the rubber hose meets the metal one. I just had one of those fail on me. Have someone push the pedal in the cab and see where it sprays out. Messy, but effective if it's a decent sized leak
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Fluid is coming out of the drum but I also have brake fluid all over the bottom of the engine. This suburban has been a project and fixer upper. Brakes were next on the list. Just glad it happened at home and not while I was in Key Largo a few months ago, 900 miles from home.
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