Is Air Suspension The Answer?

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    We've got a 2015 Carthago Chic C-Line, travelling about 20k miles a year

    We had Hydraulic levelling fitted after purchase

    The ride is good, no body roll, drives in a straight line, but on uneven roads you can certainly feel the bumps.

    Was wondering if Air Suspension would help with this?
    If so, do I need just the front wheels done, or all four?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    I wonder whether your tyre pressures might be too high? I have air suspension on the rear only and have not noticed too many bumps on uneven roads.
     
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    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Tyre pressures should be fine as we've been weighed and adjusted them accordingly
     
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    Talk to glide rite they do air, I am having self levelling done at the moment at their premises
     
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    You cannot have it both ways, adjust suspension so supple on bumpy roads and you will get body roll on fast smooth bends.
     
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    Robert, I have both E&P jacks and VB 4 channel air suspension. It is difficult to comment because I have not driven my van without. However my last RV had active air which is a whole different ball game. It made adjustments to counter roll and we rarely felt any potholes although it could set up a significant porpoising over motorway undulations. The VB air does not swallow any potholes but I have yet to check axle/corner weight andatch to tyre chart, but I am not sure that pressures will make a huge difference. It is very stable in cross winds and passing artics. In an ideal world it would be good to try a similar vehicle with and without as judgements can be subjective.
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