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Message posted by eeny05/2/2018 at 10:02pm
Outfit:  Pennine Fiesta     Location:  Spain
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I am having trouble with the handbrake ratchet of my Alko chassied Pennine Fiesta Folding Camper. The actual handbrake works fine; however, the "pawl" does not engage the ratchet, when I raise the handbrake lever, unless I press it in with my finger. It appears loose rather than tight. I wonder if a small spring has broken or become unhooked. Advice as to the repair would be appreciated or info as to how to locate an exploded diagram of the brake lever/ratchet assembly.

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Message posted by Blue Sky Pennine05/2/2018 at 10:14pm
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If you have a look at the Media & Downloads Section of the Blue Sky web site, under 'Other Downloads' there's an AL-KOmatic chassis manual, which may be of some use.

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Message posted by phil-john06/2/2018 at 12:12pm
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Eeny, mine went like that on the Fiesta, it turned out to be the operating rod from the handbrake button that was sticking. A squirt of WD40 down the side of the button solved the problem. I thought at first it was the ratchet spring.

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Message posted by eeny06/2/2018 at 12:14pm
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Thank you Blue Sky Pennine, the manual goes adequately into the braking system but omits the function of the brake lever and ratchet.

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Message posted by eeny06/2/2018 at 12:17pm
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Hi Phil.J, that could well be the solution; I will try and let you know.
thank you


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Message posted by eeny06/2/2018 at 12:23pm
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Phil.J You are the man - problem cured!

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Message posted by phil-john08/2/2018 at 1:12pm
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Great eeny. You may need to remember the cure for next year though, it may well happen again as mine did.
Quick fix though - less than a minute.

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