How do I use this Airide suspension

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  1. cmb

    cmb Read Only Funster

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    Hi all

    My Hymer 544 has Airide suspension fitted (see below) and I've got a couple of questions about it:

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    - What are the recommended pressure limits for unloaded and loaded?
    - How can I determine the pressure in each side?

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    I have it on my FFB and the minimum should be 2 bar and maximum 6 bar. I run loaded at 4 bar and that gives me the best ride. try it at 3 and work up to find the most comfortable ride without it being to hard. I have a 12 volt compressor to make adjustments.
     
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    at a guess.....opening the blue valve will show (and allow adjustment) the pressure in one side and opening the red will show the other side.

    opening both will equalise the pressure in both and allow both to be inflated equally.
     
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    exactly right, just connect an air supply to the central nipple and adjust pressures in each side using red and blue valves... not complicated

    the trick is to find the most comfortable spot for the individual van and loading. get it right and theres a tiny amount of sideways roll on roundabouts. too much and the van feels unstable etc
     
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    With the 2 levers in the position in the picture this will balance the pressure on both sides.
    Leave them like that when you inflate, just connect a foot pump and away you go..
    Try various pressures to suit the ride.
    If you only want to inflate one side then turn off one of the valves and then inflate.

    Simples...:Wink:
     
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    I find 4bar is about right for my van. But do as mentioned above and start low and work up till you feel it's at it's best. Fitting the air rides made a big difference to the handling on my van.

    Make sure the van is level when adjusting.

    When you've finished adjusting, close both valves (your picture shows them in the open position).

    You probably only need to put more (or less) air in one side or the other if you want to do a bit of minor leveling up when on site (but it will only effect the rear of the van and you must remember to equalize the pressure (open both valves then close them) before you set off again).
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Worked it all out this weekend. Also found a sheet of instructions similar to what tonka posted hidden amongst receipts.

    Am currently running semi-loaded at 3 bar and it makes a lot of difference. As you can see from the picture it had previously been on 0.5 bar - I was taking roundabouts at about 2mph :Smile:
     
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    for information

    For information.. Airlift (American Company) does a very good system.. I imported direct from them the Airlift 5000 kit.. that has a fully remote control unit I clip to my sun visor and allows me to set the ride as I go along... it is in good old psi .. I have a compressor in the locker and from time to time you hear it kick in and boost the bags as needed (not very often).. It is great for just the nice level ride I get, but also great to level it side to side when parked up.

    Air assisted suspension is a great bit of kit I am sure those that have whatever make will agree.. cost me £300 to buy from the makers plus shipping and fitting.. I know for the RV's Signature Motorhomes stock the Airlift items.

    Bob
     
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