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Jeff. I did not think any PT's had auto slacks.
ALL of the PT's that I have seen had automatic slack adjusters... ALL of the used brake drums that I have seen over the course of 15 yrs. had spider cracks in the surface. From what I understand, the spider cracks or shattered appearance is quite common. If, however, you are worried, the drums are VERY affordable (except for the notched one)- so are the brake shoes.

This is a good project for a newbie, and a great way to get intimate with your bus- provided you have a concrete or paved, level surface, jack stands, wheel chocks and someone knowledgeable to mentor you on-site.

I'm impressed as **** at his resourcefulness. The diagnosis of that hub leak was brilliant!
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Ive done air brakes before. I wish I had air disk brakes like the newer birds do. I did see an antilock module on my coach. That’s part of why the back of the drums have notches. When they first came out I was driving school busses. The first time I triggered the antilocks, I about pi**ed myself they were so loud.
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Sent a comment to Scott, they could look into doing the caster modifications to the front suspension arms. No reply so far. Would be easy to do right now.
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I've been watching the "Bus Grease Monkey" channel, lots of good info, and I always feel more comfortable digging into something new after watching someone else do it first. Sadly my bird has been parked and not started for far too long, life got in the way, I've moved my shop/home to Nv, the bird is just a place for me to stay when I decide to escape Nv for a warmer climate. I do plan on getting it fired up and running again this year, because the writing is on the wall, and one of these years it has to make the trip to Nv too.
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Bruce, What is this caster modification you speak of?
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Default Taking the wander out of a Wanderlodge.

Look at this thread.

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ghlight=Caster

You want to kick out the bottom of the front suspension links forward and the top links rearward.
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I don't really trust anyone to work on anything any more.

Neither do I, it's a joke...


But we couldn't have a Wanderlodge if we were planning to pay other people to maintain or fix it anyway...
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Bruce, What is this caster modification you speak of?
Robert,
Here is a drawing I found in my blue box that shows the front suspension:

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This should help understand the front suspension for the castor modification.
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