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Wanderlodge Acceleration Performance
06-25-2016, 12:01
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RE: Wanderlodge Acceleration Performance
Hi Ross,

I think simply staying off the brakes is the lifesaver. If the retarders are enabled, then staying on the accelerator makes sense because the retarders can provide significant load transfer upon accelerator lift.

It's been a long time myth that buses don't transfer much weight to the steer axle under heavy braking. In reality they transfer about the same percentage as your common SUV which under heavy braking is about 12%. My steer axle goes from 16750 lbs to 22700 under a full panic stop.

Also, to throw another tidbit out there, modern day heavy duty bus disc brakes can lock up the tires on a high grip surface at speed. Therefore, running retarders enabled all the time doesn't shorten stopping distances.

david brady,
'02 Wanderlodge LXi 'Smokey' (Sold),
'04 Prevost H3 Vantare 'SpongeBob'

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