Search RV-Coach Online
|email Mark reply to message post new message search forums|
ATTENTION: DO NOT POST ADS IN FORUMS!|
All Postings that advertise items for sale will be deleted from the Discussion Forum. You may post sale items for free in the Classifieds section. Sign up now.
|All Messages in Thread||Author||Date|
|Brake system on 1978 southwind rv||Mark||10-18-14|
|I recently aquired a 1978 southwind rv and brake pedal was hard. When I started looking at brake system noticed I had a vacuum boost system but by power steering pump it says hydro boost.So I'm thinking someone may have tried to convert to vacuum assist brake system..Trying to find out how I can tell what kind of brake system should be on this rv? Could someone please help.Thank you|
|Re: brake system on 1978 southwind rv||BUBBA THE BUS TECH||10-18-14|
|At this time there was a few of these systems built with an emergency back up Vac Brake Booster as part of the hydro vac. When the hydro boost quit the brakes sucked big time.|
WIth out looking at your unit this may be what you have or someone has eleminated the hydro boost or someone put on a used power steering pump with the Hydroboost label, same pump for power steering and Hydo boost systems. You need to find a nice guy at a Chev dealer (Probably) and give him you chasis Serial (VIN) and see if it is a Hydroboost unit.
|Re: brake system on 1978 southwind rv||Mark||10-18-14|
|Thank you for the advice but could you tell me where I would find the chases (vin) number? Also how can you tell if it has been converted to vacuum boost?|