Why are the brakes on my 1989 Superchief Motorhome applying themselves?
I was traveling and my brakes applied themselves bringing my 89 Superchief motorhome to a halt then after a little while they released themselves. I drove for about 5 miles and they did it again. What is the cause of this problem? Please help.
ANSWER Greetings Cheryl thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
I am not sure what is causing the problems with your brakes but, the one thing I am sure of is that you need to have them inspected and repaired. Based on what you are describing; this problem could lead to a serious accident. In fact I would not even recommend that you drive it to get it repaired.
If you have a mobile RV repair company in your area; I would urge you to contact them and see if they can work on the brakes. If not, I would suggest that you have your motorhome towed to the nearest facility that can repair it.
Unless you know exactly what you are doing, you do not want to start tinkering around with your RV's braking system. The only thing an average RV owner should be doing with their braking system is to always make sure that the brake fluid is topped off.
I am not even going to try and guess what is causing this problem, because even if I guessed right; it will end up being a problem that you would not be able to fix yourself. I urge you to have the braking system checked immediately.