rear springs

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by mike241246, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. mike241246

    mike241246 Deleted User

    Hi all,
    Just put my motorhome through the MOT which it passed ok, but It had a recomendation that the rear spings were sat on the bump stops in the static position with no free travel. The motorhome is only 4 years old and done 8000 miles.
    He suggested that this was a common problem and upgrade of the rear springs was maybe a good idea.

    I just wondered if anyone else had come accross this problem and could advise me on any possible action I could or should take.
    Many Thanks ................ Mike
     
  2. stagman

    stagman Deleted User

    Sounds bit strange,its not overloaded by any chance.If it passed mot can't be much wrong.
     
  3. Phil

    Phil Read Only Funster

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    The best and possibly cheapest option IMO would be to have airride suspension fitted. Not only would that give you a much better ride and road handling, but would allow you to adjust the height of the van at the rear depending on the load you are carrying.

    Unless you are overloaded at the moment the vehicle should definitely not be sitting on the bump stops, it's quite surprising that it passed the MOT in that condition.

    Phil.
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    What is the chassis/cab, if its a Merc sometimes the testers get confused and think its a bump stop when its not I have noticed.

    Peter
     
  5. mike241246

    mike241246 Deleted User

    Hi Peter,
    The motorhome is a 2004 Ace Milano on a Fiat Ducato chasis,
    Thanks ..............Mike
     
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