Advice please !!!!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

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    I have been told that the back suspension is almost on the stops and that I should invest in some coil spring helpers or air suspension !!!

    What are these, how much do they cost and who does the best job !!! Distance is no object !!!

    Many thanks in advance !!!! :thumb:
     
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    Spring helpers are like a rubber block you fit inbetween a couple of coils stops the spring going all the way down.
    Air suspension could be said is the proper way to do it - you then have control over what height you run at.

    http://www.as-airsuspension.co.uk/

    Is it a case of your springs have become weak and really need to be replaced?

    spring helper to give up to 2 inch lift - good for a short while but not ideal really i would of thought
    http://www.jcwhitney.com/ring-type-coil-spring-stabilizer/p2005889.jcwx
     
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    Hi, Dave Newell sorted us out with our air assist. We are very pleased with the results.
     
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    He is spot on - I would say your springs need replacing. Motorhomes do carry very near 'maximum load' for the van base - it is like driving a van loaded up all it's life. Springs will wear out fairly quickly.

    You can replace springs, which are cheap and easy to do - or convert to air bags which are quite useful, though more expensive to replace and REQUIRE MAINTENANCE. (wash them now and again to keep grit out, minimises puncture problems)

    Choice is yours - bags would benefit you in the long run with more uses and higher weight capabilities.
     
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    Hi

    Had a van that was saggy at the back, fitted air ride and was a totally different van to drive, stable with no further problems.

    Hope this helps

    Dave .:thumb:
     
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    We have fitted air ride to our winnebago

    We fitted air ride bags to our Winnebago RV they are operated by aremote control device I have clipped to my sun visor and I can adjust the pressure even in motion if i wish. I can also put up one side or own on the other..

    I havea built in compressor in a locker and it works well. Gives great ride and makes taking a corner easy... Plus it brings up the backend... off what was what was the bumps..replaced now with the air bags.

    Not cheap, but is the best route. ..spring assisters are made in various ways, but ineffect stop the coil springs compressing... There are assisters to leaf springs as well.

    As an American motor home I imported my own and arranged fitting. But for eurobox vans you can get kits in the UK and any companies now supply and fit.

    Hope that helps


    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Driverites (airbag assisters) sorted my long wheelbase Iveco Turbo Daily (intercooled) Wagon perfectly, cost £250 for the (basic) kit and were nearly a DIY job to fit except I got JD Repairs of Sennybridge to do mine (Champers)

    JJ :thumb: :thumb:
     
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