Re: Brake Fade and Failure
Before and after the overheat were different. In the lower section when we pulled over at scenic views I'd immediately check the temps and they were no problem. For the top section I don't think I went below 3rd or maybe even 4th. . For the lower section I got as low as 2nd.
We were stopping a fair amount for photos so I concluded (but will never know for sure) that perhaps I was on the brakes too much.
Being a motorhome owner I'm used to being cautious with brakes because of the weight and fade. Riding them downhill is the easiest way to get in trouble. One vehicle that did come down and made it through the temperature checkpoint after us was a Class C motorhome on a Ford E450 (which I have now as well). I have to say I enjoyed both of my diesel pushers (one with a CAT C7 and other other with a Cummins ISC) since the exhaust brakes were wonderful when going downhill. In fact, I used the exhaust brake all the time and rarely hit the service brakes until down to about 15 mph.
2014 Cherokee Limited. All options except for CD player and extra speakers. Blue OX baseplates installed as we tow it behind a motorhome.