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Anyone here had any experience with the Allison at-542R or at-545R transmission that has the retarder?

Seems like it would be an easy way to get some extra downhill breaking if used correctly .

Don't really want to go to all the expenses involved with changing to a computer controlled transmission, but would love more downhill breaking . In the long run the Allison 2000 swap might be cheaper, but I really don't want the computer. Decisions to be made I reckon hmm

Also looking into a low stall torque converter to help with engine braking and towing. We are happy cruising at 55 to 60 Tooling Along

On Another note , I am also considering converting my car hauler brakes to electric over hydraulic disc brakes.


Harold
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Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

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Hi Harold,
Concerning the converter, you might want to consider the BD diesel converter for motor homes with Allison transmissions A 540, A 542, A 545 SKU 1060200X, available from Watson Diesel Service. How effective it is I don't know but the specifics look promising, however "it aint cheap".

Good luck,
John
 
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I would love to have a telma brake , but there is no room in the driveline on a 30 foot Breakaway.


Harold
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Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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