Alko Level Controller

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  1. My Dog Likes Fishing

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    My Hymer fun bus is fitted with a rear axle level controller. What exactly does it do and how does it do it? Anybody know please?
     
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    It's probably got inflatable air bags above the ring springs. If there is a control in the cab it will operate an air compressor to pump them. They are usually used to raise the rear to give more ground clearance but could help a bit levelling on site I guess.

    You should be able to see them above the axle.
     
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    Yes it is a type of shock absorber that ensures the vehicle is kept at a constant height by means of valves inside the shocker,
    If you go to the Alko website it tells you all about them I have recently enquired about having some fitted ther was a thread running about them on here called Alko ALC
     
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    I'm sure you're right, automatic height adjusting shock absorbers, probably not air bags as I thought.
     
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    Yes they are usually fitted at build stage but the can be done by Alko in Germany the quoted me around £1800 to do it and would be completed in a day.
     
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    Interesting thanks for the replys everyone.
     
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