Handbrake

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by wolfy62, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. wolfy62

    wolfy62 Deleted User

    Hi,
    I read in a few threads that its better to keep your handbrake off when putting motorhome away for winter,as it stop the rear drum or pads from seizing,i was wondering with the handbrake off is it ok to leave the motorhome in 1st gear, as i have my motorhome parked on a slight slope.

    Thanks
    Garry
     
  2. itexuk

    itexuk Read Only Funster

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    1st or reverse but also put chocks infront of the wheels just to be safe.
     
  3. Beachbum

    Beachbum Read Only Funster

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    I agree with ITEXUK. I do exactly that when ever I am not driving the MH.
     
  4. roverman1

    roverman1 Read Only Funster

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    hand brake

    i do the same my van is parked on a sloping drive i chock back and front wheels let brake of and let van run on to chocks so they cant get pulled out easy dont use gears puts strain on gears so i was told.:thumb:
     
  5. stumpy

    stumpy Deleted User

    On mine its auto so i leave it it in park .If your on a slope put a couple of chocks in one front and one opposit rear :Wink:
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i can see where you're coming from but think for a moment..............100 + BHP chewing on yer gearbox..........i dont think the strain on the cogs while parked in gear will do any harm.......unless your gearbox is made of chocolate. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Its also a good idea to give it a run every couple of weeks if you can, cleans the discs off and gets oil and water moving, also excercises the clutch which will can also stick on the flywheel if left for a time.

    Peter
     
  8. wolfy62

    wolfy62 Deleted User

    Many thanks for all your help,as im new to this i wasnt sure what to do.
    So thanks again
    Garry
     
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