Air Suspension

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  1. mojo

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    Worth doing ? Soon to be the owner of a new Autotrail Tracker RB. It has the longest overhang we have ever owned and is a Fiat 4250 kg chassis.I intend to fit a tow bar with PWS to tow a sailing dinghy or pull a motorbike trailer or a towball bike carrier (Thule).I should name her Thunderbird 2 .
    My main thoughts are it would help with ferry ramps by raising the rear height and maybe help with the stability when towing ?
    Thinking of a company called Air Ride for about £600
     
  2. mojo

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    Insurance issues

    Another thought ,do insurance companies have a issue with people fitting a after market air suspension giving rise to a alteration to manufacturers specifications ?
     
  3. Vic

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    Double check with PWS that the towbar is type approved. I know he has type approval on some for Autotrails, the RB may be one.

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    We had air ride fitted to a Lunar 780, some years back now, but the ride stability was fantastic. Again it also had a large rear overhang.

    Dont know about the insurance reference, although I think it was declared with other extras.
     
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    Thanks Vic
    I have just emailed them for a answer to the question.
     
  6. Vic

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    Mojo,

    If they don't have a type approved bar for yours, you can still have one of their non approved ones for a cycle rack.

    Vic
     
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    Does anyone know of a fitter in the Kent area? Air suspension that is.The one mentioned,is that near Norwich?
     
  8. Jaws

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    You can fit the kit your self in about an hour :thumb:
    It is VERY easy to do :Smile:
     
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    I want the compressor fitted too.I was told that its good for levelling up also with a lift of around 120mm?
     
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  11. Reallyretired

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    I'm sure Johns Cross will do it. They are in Sussex but not far from Tunbridge Wells. A lot nearer than Norwich anyway. :Smile:
     
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