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Old 08-15-2022, 09:09 AM   #1
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Leaking brake caliper. Need suggestions.

Wife and I are on a month-long trip in our shorty E-450. We're 2 weeks in and just hit the mountains of north Georgia. Right rear dually brake caliper is leaking just enough to smoke a ton. I'm worried the seal will break more on all the switchbacks. The campground host we're staying at is nice enough but he scoffed a bit when we pulled in and kinda hassled us about how the electrical was installed and asked politely if we were going to blow up his newly installed electrical infrastructure.

Anyhow, we're in Hiawassee, GA and I've called around to local places and they're all booked up for weeks. I have the replacement caliper and a jack and stand and I think I have all the tools to do it myself but I have nowhere to do it at. Looking for a kind soul nearby to let me work on it on their property or any other great suggestions. Thank you.

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Old 08-16-2022, 07:26 AM   #2
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Just following up. The host was nice enough to let me repair the bus near his garage. New caliper is on and no leaks to be seen. Tomorrow we head out on a long squirrelly road in the mountains so we'll find out for sure.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:41 AM   #3
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Nice to hear

This is how these travels are supposed to happen.

Cheers to you.

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Old 08-16-2022, 01:25 PM   #4
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Just following up. The host was nice enough to let me repair the bus near his garage. New caliper is on and no leaks to be seen. Tomorrow we head out on a long squirrelly road in the mountains so we'll find out for sure.
That was quick, I'm glad it worked out for you
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