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I'm looking at a 1996 Southwind Storm 30H Motorhome. I took it for a test ride and the brakes seemed awfully hard. Not spongy just hard. While on the test drive the belt broke and I lost power steering and had no brakes. Overall the motorhome looked like it was well cared for. What do you think? Thanks 43,500 miles on it.
Hello, Welcome to Ja,These motor home's P-30 chassis has had many complaints about the brake system. Manufacture has yet to comply with a correction. Be careful before you buy, and have the RV looked at by a professional automotive inspector. You may have a clogged hose or a locked up caliper. Does this Storm have exhaust brake?Leon
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No, not that I'm aware of.
I would, if you like the RV and since it has low milage, take it to a shop to see what exactly is going on with the brakes.
Is there more i can help you with?
Are these Power assisted brakes belt driven? Why would I loose the brakes when the belt or belts broke?
All I know is it's a 30H Southwind Storm 1996.
It is a P30 Chassis with a 7.4L Chevy V8
Is the Storm is hydraulic and is assisted by the power steering pump.
From your VIN you have a Cheverolet 7.4 V8 Throttle body Injection. Built in St. Louis, MO.Here are some resources for you:
Some of the recalls do not apply to the Storm, but wanted you to have the sites to check other RV's you might be interested in.
Let me know if I can be of more help.