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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Mags52, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Mags52

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    Looks like something to do with the air suspension, someone who has the same setup will be along to explain I expect
     
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    It is air suspension look it up its a good thing.....
     
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    Ah, now I've seen one of those at the dentist's ..... :whistle:
     
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    Definitely to do with rear air assistance suspension, have a shuftie underneat jus tinside both rear wehels and you'll see some black rubber fat tubes where the suspension stops should be.
     
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    It looks the same as on my Autotrail , I set mine to around 2.5bar, unscrew silver dust cap in centre open blue & red taps connect air line and pump up till you feel the difference driving and cornering etc... trial n error to get it how you like and load - weight affects it too. Once happy dont forget to close the taps and dust cap back on. Thats my take on it maybe others use it differently ? Jack.
     
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    It's a newspaper detector - you appear to have a copy of the Guardian secreted somewhere about your motorhome.

    If it was a copy of the Daily Mail the needle would be straining to exceed 7.
     
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    Yes, but always keep it above 1 bar, or it could collapse a bag.
     
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    Identical to ours (But fitted a bit different) run our at 50psi to raise MH 2" so trailer is level, also use it to level MH on site (turn one tap open & release air, must remember to re-inflate) our instructions say to keep 5-7 psi in all the time
     
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    Not just a pretty face then toots
     
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    It's a bit concerning that whoever you bought it from, especially if it was a dealer, didn't explain it to you.
     
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    If, by any chance, its been connected in a nautical sense the red knob is the left air bag, blue is right.

    If the van is a little lop sided open the tap corresponding to the lower side ONLY and inflate until level then close the valve.
    dont EVER exceed the recommended max pressure or you could blow a bag.
     
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    Look up airRide suspension looks to be their control in screw the cap ,you will need a small compressor ,we use to use the one that came with the car 12v plug in ,and as already stated open the required tap inflate to ? (3bar) close tap sorted good system
     
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    Thanks folks. I don't think the dealer knew it was there.
    It's too low at the moment then (just under 1)?? - will pump it up tomorrow.
    Brilliant that it's on the van - it also came with a full Gaslow system and a 120w solar panel. Can't complain at that.
     
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    No, and not even that. :)
     
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    Yes left is red
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    When we had it on a couple of our previous MHs we found that a bicycle pump could be used rather than have to cart a compressor around.
     
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    Gosh, at that pressure your back end will be solid won't it.
     
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    That was upon installation where it is recommended to have full pressure to bed the pipe connections in.
    In normal use on the starspirit I used 3 bar
     
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