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MSHappyCampers wrote:

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A couple of things folks,.... Joe has a Windsor, which is a MONACO product...so he has a separate pedal on the floor for his exhaust brake. Leave the switch OFF and use the pedal. No taking eyes off the road, no fumbling feeling for a switch..activate when needed or wanted in town or outside town. As for the ReadyBrute/ReadyBrake, no, it will not activate with just the exhaust brake. It will apply slightly, if you have it set that tight, when the transmission shifts to second but then it will release immediately. Use of the exhaust brake will not affect the ReadyBrake system......Dennis


I just got the MH, but there's no pedal on the floor for the exhaust brake that I can see. There is a switch on the panel on the left side of the driver's seat that turns the exhaust brake on and off.


Dennis has the big dog of the Monacos with that feature. Your vintage windsor only has a switch.


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Not all MH's have a pedal switch. My HR had a dash switch. I can clow the MH down almost to a dead stop using the exh brake if I have enough room to slow down. I also turn it on when the light changes and I am cruising along at the posted speed. I don't leave it on as I hate the constant engagement when I back off of the throttle.

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A couple of things folks,.... Joe has a Windsor, which is a MONACO product...so he has a separate pedal on the floor for his exhaust brake.
Dennis, FHI This is the second time that I'm aware of that you've posted this. My Monaco does not have a floor switch, but then it's a lowly Scepter.


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rvrepairnut wrote:

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Mine is wired such that the brake lights (and consequently the toad brakes) do not come on when I apply my exhaust brake. I don't think your toad brakes would last long coming down a long grade if they are activated by the exhaust brake.

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your toad brake lights should be coming on when exhaust brake is activated.Pretty hard to wire it so that wont happen plus if it is possible it makes no sence at all to do it that way?
why would u not want the brake lite to come on when activating the exhaust brake? The coach brake lites come on


No, unfortunately, you're incorrect. Not only was it pre-wired at the factory for this U.S. Gear Unified Brake System so that the toad's brake lights wouldn't come on when the exhaust brake was activated, but the Unified unit itself is equipped with a diode to prevent this exact thing.

And for why you would want this....say you're going down a long grade that shifting to down to 4th is not quite enough to keep your speed from increasing. Activating the exhaust brake will not only keep the trans in 4th, it will also apply a little more braking force allowing you to stay within your required speed requirements. Doing this, you sure wouldn't want your toad brakes to be applied all that distance...if you did, you probably wouldn't have any toad brakes at the bottom.

Exhaust brakes are not for stopping quickly (when you definitely want your toad brakes to operate) but only to slow down the coach gradually in order to not use your service brakes that will enable them to last much longer that they would if you used them every time you just wanted to slow down.

Hope this makes sense (not sence, by the way) to you.

Ron


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