Theoretical Advantages Of Full Air Suspension

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  1. TheWM

    TheWM Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    Another question. Going through my paperwork, it seems that I have full air suspension (4 channels) by Goldschmitt, together with Goldschmitt alloys.

    The paperwork advises (and my German is a bit rusty), that the wheels themselves are good for 1.5 ton per wheel.

    I understand that the air suspension can also theoretically increase your payload, so, any ideas what I could safely expect to carry, as currently my payload is 300kg (if you believe Rapido's figures!)

    I have contacted Goldschmitt to ascertain exactly what has been fitted, but, from reading on the forum, it appears that this seems a good way to increase loads?
     
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    Initially, it will decrease your payload, because it adds to the weight of the van. But it may well make it possible to uprate the MAM - Maximum Allowable Mass, thus increasing your payload.

    The experts in this field are SVTech - Google will find them & a search on here will produce lots of info. Uprating above 3500kg (assuming you are below that now) will also have driving licence implications.
     
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    Thanks - I thought as much. No plans to uprate given the implications although my primary concern is safety (i.e. That the MH can take a heavier load rather than a lighter one).
     
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    Rapidos that are rated at 3500kg, presumably for licence reasons, have practically no payload at all. If your licence permits you could get it uprated, even without full air suspension, ours is only on the rear but has allowed uprating to 4000kg. Make road tax cheaper too.
     
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