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I've done 30,990 miles in the MH and last week decided to get the brake pads checked by my tame mechanic before our long trip next month. I was in getting the rear axle squeak attended to.

When he removed the front wheel there was no need to check as such, it was blinking obvious - you need new pads NOW!

Today we jacked it up and removed the wheels - the left hand one with difficulty, it needed a sledgehammer to break the bond because of rust buildup

Once the pads were out and replacements installed he then lightly sandblasted the hubs and applied a light brushing of grease.

As you can see the pads were worn almost to the point of no return, the worst ones being from the right hand side. This is the side with no wear warning wire. The left hand aren't quite as bad, but still extremely low and about to trigger the sensor.

Both sides show evidence of overheating, I don't brake like a F1 driver btw, and the linings themselves are delaminating. Total brake failure was not far away. I'll be checking a lot sooner than 30k miles from now on.

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I can't see the pink plastic catching on, might melt anyway with vigorous braking [smiles%20(18)][shaking-no-smiley-emoticon][shocked-eyes-smiley-emoticon][open-mouth-surprised-smiley-emoticon][crazy-sign-smiley-emoticon]
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Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

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