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Old 11-20-2010, 05:42 PM
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So I recently broke a universal and had a chance to confirm my suspicions that the parking brake is worthless when on a steep hill with 15k hanging off the back end. Fortunately I had a passenger that was quick to jump out and put rocks underneath the tires.

Years ago, I remember my grandfather having a oh-chit switch on a motor home that would lockup all the brakes. No they weren't air brakes. Is there anything like this for our trucks?
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:53 PM
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No, those were probably electric. Now if you have elec, then yes. But for hydraulic, no.
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Fairly certain they were hydraulic. It was a actual motor home, not a trailer. The electric brake did give me an idea. I think I will wire up one of my aux switches to give full power to the trailer brakes. Would be a cheep and simple method to assist the truck sparking brake long enough to chock the wheels.
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Not to get off topic but I am curious about your F-650 dash mod. Do you have pictures too?
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:11 PM
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Not to get off topic but I am curious about your F-650 dash mod. Do you have pictures too?
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Fairly certain they were hydraulic. It was a actual motor home, not a trailer. The electric brake did give me an idea. I think I will wire up one of my aux switches to give full power to the trailer brakes. Would be a cheep and simple method to assist the truck sparking brake long enough to chock the wheels.
hmmm
If they weren't air or elec, I don't see how you could do that. The only thing that engages them is the master cylinder.
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thats an awesome setup man. Thanks for the link.
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So I recently broke a universal and had a chance to confirm my suspicions that the parking brake is worthless when on a steep hill with 15k hanging off the back end. Fortunately I had a passenger that was quick to jump out and put rocks underneath the tires.

Years ago, I remember my grandfather having a oh-chit switch on a motor home that would lockup all the brakes. No they weren't air brakes. Is there anything like this for our trucks?


i know that some of the guys put this thing called a MICRO LOCK on there jeeps
you apply the brakes with the foot peddle & while holding the peddle down you flip the lever up & it keeps all four brake applied.

or you could tap in a LINE LOCK like we use for drag racing, generally it just locks thefront brakes. again you apply the brake peddle & while holing them down you turn on a switch to keep them locked.
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