Air Suspension AL-KO Manual

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  1. rrusty

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    Has anyone got a user manual for the full factory fitted system I have a problem with the rocker switch continually flashing that is a warning and need to find out what it is, as what happened today boarding a ferry to Spain I had to get out the van twice to make sure the suspension was raised as with both up and down lights were flashing it is hard to determine.

    Another problem occurred yesterday travelling down from Edinburgh to Plymouth the rear airbags failed, really scary thought it was a puncture but it was the suspension down to the bump stops, it turns out it was a price of aluminium that holds the bar that activates the valve broke and the engineer that looked at it could not believe it was so thin, so he made another one out of 8mm angle bar and also changed the other side and it was also ready to break.

    Anyway back to the manual I desperately need to look at one
    Thanks
     
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    Hi rrusty

    Trying (and failing) to find you a downloadable brochure for AL-KO air suspension.

    Are you sure it is ALKO rather than VB or Goldschmidt.

    Done a bit more checking and YES i think factory will be AL-KO

    Martin
     
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    Hi rrusty

    I have found a manual for AL-KO premium air X4 and also VB full air, it would appear that the AL-KO system was developed by VB.

    What type of controls do you have basic rocker switch on the dash or full remote on trailing lead.

    I dont want to bombard you with downloads if they are not the right ones just incase you are on limited data.

    Martin
     
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    Hi Martin, it is the rocker switch, it would be great if you could Email the data before 10am as I am on the ferry to Santander at the moment and don't know when I will next get internet.

    A big thank you in advance.
    Graeme

    Sorry ment to say it is a tag axle
     
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    Hi Graeme

    I can find plenty of stuff about the 4 channel jobbies with the remote on a lead BUT the rocker switch instructions are a bit more difficult.

    Friends of ours with a flair had a similar signal from the rocker switch and it was a leak on the system and the pump was running all the time (you could hear it).

    I will keep looking.

    Martin

    PS ferry Wi-Fi can be very expensive.
     
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    Hi Graeme

    Sorry cant find anything specific to your system with rocker switch, I have copied the Spanish service centres from their web site but my guess would be that very few know about suspension.

    I guess you have looked in your N and B owners handbook.

    AL-KO ESPAÑA, S.A
    Ctra. Logroño, Km.13, Pol.Ind. El Aguila, 50.180 Utebo (Zaragoza)
    Tel: 0034 976-462280 Fax: 0034 976-785241 alko@jet.es
    Caravanas Ferrero, S.L.
    Ctra. Valencia, Km. 112,500, 03559 Santa Faz (Alicante)
    Tel: 0034 965 262456 Fax: 0034 965 151337 info@caravanasferrero.com www.caravanasferrero.com
    Esplai Caravaning Manresa, S.A. Ctra. Manresa a Berga, C-16, Km.59, Apdo. Correos 254, Manresa, 08650 Sallent (Barcelona)
    Tel: 0034 93 8371818 Fax: 0034 93 8371991 esplai@esplaicaravaning.com www.espalicaravaning.com
    Nauticaravan
    Autovía Castelldefels C-31, Km. 187,100, 08840 Viladecans (Barcelona)
    Tel: 0034 93 6373294 Fax: 0034 93 6372926 cotonrent@nauticaravan.es www.cotonrent.com
    Expo Camping
    Ctra. Girona No 3, 17.242 Quart (Gerona)
    Tel: 0034 972-469087 Fax: 0034 972-469813 www.expocamping.com info@expocamping.net
    Caravanas Itsas Mendi, S.L.
    Bo Sorabilla, S/N, 20.140 Andoain (Guipuzcoa)
    Tel: 0034 943-593290 Fax: 0034 943-594173 www.itsasmendi.com itsasmendi@itsasmendi.com
    Carrocerías Peragon S.L.
    Ctra. Bailen-Motril, Km.29, 23.009 Jaen (Jaen)
    Tel: 0034 953-281238 Fax: 0034 953-281427 www.carroceriasperagon.com cperagon@alcorai.net
    Normotorhome
    Ctra. Burgos (N1) Km. 27,5 00, 28.700 San Sebastian de los Reyes (Madrid)
    Tel: 0034 91-6570899 Fax: 0034 91-6571036 www.norcaravan.net alejandro@norcaravan.net
    Hnos. Sanchez Lafuente, S.A.
    Ruiz Y Maiquez, S/N, 29.590 Campanillas (Malaga)
    Tel: 0034 95-2625840 Fax: 0034 95-2433477 www.e-lafuente.net compras@e-lafuente.com
    Auto-Caravanas Navarro
    Ctra. Santa Catalina, Km.1, 30.012 Murcia
    Tel: 0034 968-254554 Fax: 0034 968-266353 www.autocaravanasnavarro.com autocaravanasnavarro@ autocaravanasnavarro.com
    Auto Caravanas Montaño
    Ctra. Nal. Iv, Km.559 Sevilla-Cadiz, 41.700 Dos Hermanas (Sevilla)
    Tel: 0034 95-5666040 Fax: 0034 95-5666040 info@autocaravanasmontano.com
    Caravanas Osito
    Ctra. Ademuz, Km.17 Salida 13, 46.185 La Pobla de Vallbona, (Valencia)
    Tel: 0034 96-2134884 Fax: 0034 96-2138484 www.caravanasosito.com infor@caravanasosito.com
    Tierra Caravanas, S.L.
    Asua Zamarripa Bidea, 1, 48.180 Loiu (Vizcaya)
    Tel: 0034 94-4532341 Fax: 0034 94-4530935 www.tierracaravanas.com info@tierracaravanas.com
    Caravanas Leioa
    Ctra. La Avanzada, Km.10,2, 48.940 Leioa (Vizcaya)
    Tel: 0034 94-4642895 Fax: 0034 94-4633663 www.caravanasleioa.com info@caravanasleioa.com
     
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    Hi, the internet on Brittany is free (bonus), yes the air could be leaking and that makes sense as when I lower it, it goes down but the pump keeps working and sometimes raises it again.

    Thanks for the info on service centres but as you say they probably don't know about the suspension I found that out on the way to Plymouth none that I contacted of the AL-KO web site could help.

    But now you have pointed me in the right direction I could try a commercial air suspension firm but now my problem will be the language barrier.

    Thank you again for your help

    Graeme
     
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